Jessica Baker, LAc, Dipl. OM

Jessica Baker has been studying herbal medicine for over a decade, beginning in 1999 at the Dandelion Herbal Center in Kneeland, CA.  In 2001, she had the opportunity to complete a Community Herbalist Certification Program with Christopher Hobbs, LAc in Southern Oregon.  In his program, she was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic techniques, theories and herbs. This was the catalyst for her study of TCM at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA where she received a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.   Jessica holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM and is a Licensed Acupuncturists in California and Colorado.  While pursuing her Masters Degree she studied Medical Qi Gong and became certified as a Medical Qi Gong Practitioner.  She has studied Medical Aromatherapy through the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and with Jeffrey Yuen.  She is the President of Jade Dragon Acupuncture and has a thriving private practice. Her passion for Herbs and Aromatherapy combined with the richness of Chinese Medicine provides a a unique approach to her clients’ health.
Jessica is the co-founder of the Humboldt Veterans Acupuncture Project, providing free acupuncture treatments to those military persons with PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder. Through her work with the Project, she hopes to help reduce the stress of war time combat and help veterans integrate back into society.  Jessica is also a Continuing Education Provider for Acupuncturists and Nurses and currently teaches at the Arcata School of Massage.