Training and Certifications

Dr. Maiden Training and Certifications

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. 

Massage Therapy License –  Completed over 1000 hours of training at the Heartwood Institute of Northern California in 2003. In Swedish, Deep Tissues, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Reiki Master. This experience gives me unique abilities to palpate, locate, and treat problematic muscles, adhesions, and injuries. 

Completed the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves, former acupuncturist for the Olympic team, and Jenny Nieters, acupuncturist for the 49ers.  – I’m studying more advanced orthopedic acupuncture techniques for acute and chronic injury. 

Acupuncture Relief Project – Treated over 500 patients as the sole primary care provider at a tribal health clinic in rural Nepal. Volunteering with this project gave me crucial extra training in field medicine, acupuncture orthopedics, and both Eastern and Western differ ential diagnosis, as well as competency with cultural differences. I often treated ear infections, did reflex tests, cranial nerve exams, and basic range of motion and injury assessment tests. 

AOM Professional trainings with Anthony Von der Muhl – Completed several  intensive orthopedic acupuncture classes for low back pain. 

Currently enrolled in Hakomi Institute mindful somatic counseling training 2 year program.

Certified Nursing Assistant- I worked as a Nursing Assistant for one full year in a rural hospital in New Mexico. This experience has informed me to this day in understanding various disease presentations and developing compassionate care protocols. I believe it is important for alternative healthcare professionals to have such fundamental experience and knowledge to inform their decisions in integrative care. 

Being True to You Addiction and Psychedelic Integration Coaching Training – After noticing the rampant addiction issues in San Francisco, I completed a 600 hour coaching training on addiction, heart-centered listening, and psychedelic integration so as to better understand my patients. 

Upledger Cranial Sacral – I have completed level one and two of the Upledge cranial sacral courses. 

Current CPR certified. 

Reiki Master – I began my reiki level one instruction in 1996. I completed Reiki Master training with both the local Wu Wei School and with Usui Shiki Ryoko Reiki through Purple Flower.