After being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Hashimotos thyroiditis in 2009, Dashal became fascinated with how people become sick and how they heal. Disappointed with the incomplete solutions offered by conventional medicine, she developed her own approach to wellness using the tools of nutrition, functional medicine, and East Asian Medicine.


Many of Dashal’s patients are struggling with autoimmune diseases, injuries, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances, or pain. She tailors treatments to the needs of each patient and always aims for the least amount of intervention to achieve the best results. Patients are assessed using traditional East Asian techniques, and, when warranted, western diagnostic tools such as blood or imaging labs. In addition to acupuncture, treatments often include Tuina massage, cupping, Guasha, herbal prescriptions, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Partnering with her patients, Dashal serves as detective, guide, and cheerleader as she supports each to find his or her fullest expression of health.


Dashal is a magna cum laude graduate of the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California. Outside of her graduate program, she studied extensively with Dr. Edith Chan of Dan Tian Wellness in San Francisco. Her work with Dr. Chan included a yearlong study of Tuina massage, a type of Chinese medical massage, and a yearlong study of diagnosis and acupuncture for musculoskeletal injury, sports medicine and sports performance. In addition, Dashal regularly attends seminars on functional medicine, which is a holistic approach to western medical science and practice.


Education & Credentials

  • California Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, & Primary Care Provider

  • Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the  Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley - Magna Cum Laude

  • Holistic Sport Medicine & Sports Performance Certification - Dr. Edith Chan, Dan Tian School of Wellness, SF

  • Tuina Massage Certification - Dr. Edith Chan, Dan Tian School of Wellness, SF

  • Sports Medicine Internship, Cal Athletics, Berkeley

  • Family Medicine Internship, West Berkeley Family Practice, Berkeley

  • Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry, Apex Energetics, SF

  • Mastering the Thyroid, Apex Energetics, SF

  • Mastering the Brain, Apex Energetics, SF 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies, Univeristy of California, Berkeley - Highest Honors