David Russell, L.Ac,CMT,DNBAO is a licensed acupuncturist, licensed herbalist, and certified sports medicine massage therapist, with a Master’s degree in david_headshot_acuTraditional Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA.

He has also traveled to China, for post graduate studies in acupuncture and herbal medicine, at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Teaching Hospital. David has completed an orthopedic acupuncture specialty program and is one of the few Diplomates of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics.

Inspired to holistically heal vision conditions, David Russell studied under the nationally acclaimed Dr. Andy Rosenfarb. Now David brings to you a specialized form of acupuncture that can treat several degenerative eye conditions that has proven to successfully improve vision in 80% of the patients who receive this therapy.

David established his Petaluma acupuncture office in 2006, David has garnered the Petaluma’s People’s Choice Award for Best Acupuncturist in 2010 and 2011, and the Bohemian’s Best of the North Bay in acupuncture for 2008, 2009, and 2011.


Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA; 2003-2006; Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, China; 2005; Specialty training in Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na, Orthopedics, Oncology and Gynecology

Lerner Acupuncture Orthopedics, Los Angeles, CA; 2006

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, 1997-2001; Bachelors of Science in Biology; Magnum cum laude

Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy, Virginia Beach, VA; 1994; Certificate in Massage


Sports Medicine Certification; Five Branches Inst.

Tui Na Massage Certification; Five Branches Inst.

Massage Therapy Certification: Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy

CPR/First Aid

Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)


Sky Hill Institute; Petaluma, CA; Faculty; Anatomy & Physiology II, Clinical Massage, Craniosacral, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Acupressure, TCM, Herbology

East West Body Therapy Seminar; September 24-29, 2006; Classic Massage, Tui Na, TCM Theory and Diagnosis

Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy; 2002; Assistant Professor


Diplomate of Acupuncture, NCCAOM, 2006

Diplomate of Chinese Herbs, NCCAOM, 2006

Licensed Acupuncturist, California, 2006


Volunteer at the Women’s Health Center Integrative Health & Healing Services in Santa Rosa CA

Guest lecturer at the Women’s Cancer Awareness Group in Petaluma, CA

Satya Yuga Community Acupuncture in Oakland, CA


Best Acupuncturist 2010, 2011, & 2012 in Petaluma People’s Choice Awards

The Bohemian’s Best of the North Bay 2009

The Bohemian’s Best of the North Bay 2008

Petaluma Chamber of Commerce

Rivertown Business Network International

Petaluma Downtown Association

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine