Bradley Cimino L.Ac DNBAo
governor appointed acupuncture board member
Midtown | Roseville
Bradley Cimino L.Ac graduated from Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and special emphasis on acupuncture and pain management. Looking to experience the medicine first-hand, Bradley traveled to China where he studied orthopedic acupuncture and completed an externship program through Zhe Jiang University in Hang Zhou, China.
After becoming licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the state of California, Bradley continued his studies and received a board certification in orthopedic acupuncture (DNBAO) through Lerner Education in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2006, moving back to his hometown of Sacramento, Bradley established ProActive Acupuncture: Center for Asian Healing Arts. His offices are located in Midtown Sacramento and Roseville. He also opened Chinese Medical Arts, a private office located near Carmichael that allows additional accessibility for his patients.
Most recent, Bradley was appointed by the governor of California as a member of the Acupuncture Board. A former professor at the University of East West Medicine, Bradley enjoys teaching both students and patients, and spreading health and wellness to the community.
Laura Oglesby L.Ac
Laura Oglesby L.Ac received her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico in 2006. With an additional background in Biology from her undergraduate studies at Kansas State University, Laura began practicing acupuncture in 2007 before relocating to Sacramento to join ProActive Acupuncture in 2012. She currently enjoys a general acupuncture and herbal practice focusing on internal medicine, pain management, and Women’s health.
Justin's Bovert L.Ac
Justin Bovert L.Ac received a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California with a special emphasis on sports medicine and pain management. He also completed an internship through Janus Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and became board certified in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).
Prior to becoming licensed by the State of California to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine, Justin was an elementary school teacher here in Sacramento. After his studies, he returned and joined ProActive Acupuncture where he became director and leading practitioner of the workers compensation department and also specializes in pain management and athletic injuries.
Justin enjoys an active lifestyle full of cycling, rock climbing, and sailing, and has been utilizing natural and alternative medicines for his own health for many years. With his expertise in Chinese medicine and his background in teaching, Justin often incorporates patient education, including lifestyle, nutrition, and herbal recommendations combined with acupuncture treatment to help his patients effectively reach their healing potential.
Nina francesconi L.AC
Nina Francesconi L.Ac obtained a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. She focused on orthopedics, injuries, and pain management. Nina participated in an integrative medicine residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA where she studied both Eastern and Western Medicine alongside MDs and Acupuncturists. Nina also holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York in Albany, NY.
Here at ProActive Acupuncture, Nina works with a diverse patient population in the areas of general medicine, pain management, orthopedic injuries, mental health, and workers compensation. She believes that patients get the most from their healthcare when they are active participants, and she incorporates lifestyle and diet modifications into treatment plans.
After experiencing acupuncture first as a patient, Nina was inspired to help others the way she had been helped. Originally from New York, she relocated to California to pursue Chinese Medicine and to enjoy more of the great outdoors. Nina leads an active lifestyle of yoga, biking, skiing, and surfing and wants to help others with their health so that they can get back to the things they enjoy.
Karen Wright L.ac
Karen Wright L.Ac graduated from Yo San University in Los Angeles, Ca with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her primary focus as student was both acupuncture and herbal medicine. She additionally became the office manager for the schools herbal pharmacy while continuing her studies in autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, digestive complaints and women’s health.
As an undergraduate student Karen studied veterinary medicine and she first experienced the positive effects of acupuncture being performed on animals. Having suffered from an autoimmune condition herself for over a decade, Karen began perusing alternative medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition and she was able to cure herself successfully.
Having relocated to Northern California to enjoy the great outdoors you may find Karen on horse trails throughout the Sierra’s as she enjoys being in nature and spending time with her horses. Here at ProActive Acupuncture, Karen practices general medicine treating all types of patients including chronic disease and autoimmune disorders, digestive complaints, and pain management. With her personal health experience and her ability to overcome them, Karen provides a unique personal insight for her patients hoping each of them can share similar results!
Lila Bigelsen L.AC
Lila Bigelsen L.Ac graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA with both a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Her specialties include: internal medicine, mental-emotional health, pain management, integrative medicine, and is also board certified in facial rejuvenation.
Lila grew up in a family of medicine. Her father, a medical doctor, practiced Western Medicine, but also explored Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Osteopathic medicine. With her family’s exposure and influence of integrative medicine, Lila was encouraged to pursue her own path of healing and she soon discovered Acupuncture. She received an under graduate degree in psychology and with the understanding of the connection between the mind and body, Chinese Medicine became a natural fit.
Here at ProActive Acupuncture, Lila has a general practice treating many different conditions including: pain management, mental-emotional health, internal medicine and facial rejuvenation. Her understanding and compassion for health and wellness along with her integrative approach to medicine, offers patient’s a great opportunity to experience the many benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.