Heather Voborsky Shields, LAc, Dipl.OM

Licenses, Certifications, and Education


Heather Voborsky, LAc, Dipl. OM is a nationally certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California. For many years, she was a Certified Massage Therapist and is trained in Tui Na, Shiatsu, Swedish, and several other modalities of bodywork. Heather received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), her Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate from Mills College, and her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. 

Heather's Clinical Training

Heather has extensive clinical training with excellent Chinese medicine practitioners.  Heather gained valuable experience in fertility support as an Acupuncturist under Dr. LiFang Liang, author of Acupuncture and IVF, at LiFang Liang Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in San Francisco. She studied Obstetrics (Pregnancy, Labor, and Post-Partum support) with Raven Lang, renowned Acupuncturist and midwife. Heather also trained at YueYang Hospital in Shanghai, China.

Heather enjoys working with other health care providers.  Her clinical experiences in integrative settings including the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, and the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center. In addition to seeing patients privately at Bay Chinese Medicine, she volunteers as an Acupuncturist at the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic serving low-income women with cancer.