Jumbé Allen is a native San Franciscan who graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Anthropology, specializing in visual Anthropology utilizing film and photography. In 1989 he became a diplomat with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and in 1990 was licesnsed from the California State Acupuncture Board. He completed a six months internship in China at the affiliated hospital of the Heilinjiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, and subsequently completed advanced course work at the Chinese International Oriental Medical Institute in Hong Kong, where he received certification as Doctor of Oriental Medicine. He established his first private practice in Dr. Arthur Coleman’s medical center in San Francisco and worked at the Bay View Hunter’s Point Community Clinic. Later he moved his practice to Chinese Medicine Works. He co-founded Pacific Acupuncture Associates, which provided acupuncture for homeless shelters, non- profit mental health and other community service centers, and prison inmates in San Francisco.
He established his practice in Oakland in 1997 and founded the Acupuncture & Health Center together with his wife Gabrielle in 2007.
He can be reached at http://www.acupuncturehealth.org