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Dr. Kate Campos, L.Ac, DTCM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

My name is Kate Campos and I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I have a Masters degree in Acupuncture from The Asian Institute of Medical Studies and a Doctorate from Five Branches University in CA with a research focus on neuropathy.   While I enjoy the variety of treating many health issues, I specialize in migraine headaches, chronic pain, neuropathy and women’s health.  I am a founding member of the Tucson Chapter of the National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers and Professionals and am passionate about helping those suffering from chronic pain enjoy a better quality of life.

I am a native Tucsonan who loves to travel. I stay active with yoga, pilates and dance, and am enjoying the adventures of raising a family with my husband.  If there is any time left in the day, you can find me with my nose in a book.

Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:

I began receiving treatments at the age of 14 to regulate my cycle and was amazed at the power of acupuncture. Finding this medicine at such a young age was a real blessing for me because not only did I receive treatments for a specific condition, but I was also taught how to modify my lifestyle and pay attention to the subtleties of my body. This resonated with my yoga practice and I felt so much more empowered and balanced. Once I was open to the possibilities, I returned back to Chinese Medicine as other ailments popped up over the years, whether it be a sports injury, or the flu, it seemed to have a way of helping whatever came my way.

I have always had an interest in anatomy, fitness and health.  I received a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Arizona, and taught middle school science for 6 years.  I had plans to go on to graduate school for child psychology, but after some soul-searching I realized that I wanted to study a more holistic approach to physical and mental health.  The Chinese Medicine view that emotions and symptoms in the body are not separate, but must be treated together really resonated with me.  I find this to be true over and over, our body is a complex system and it’s only when you look at the bigger picture that major shifts take place. Chinese Medicine has given me the tools to really get to know my patients and help guide them towards lasting health. I feel very privileged as an acupuncturist to help initiate the powerful healing that the body is capable of.

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Lisa Mandelbaum, L.Ac, MTCM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

My name is Lisa Mandelbaum and I am a licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist/Herbalist with a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA. With fifteen years of practice experience, I am a well-rounded practitioner with a passion for treating women’s health and chronic conditions. Aside from treating patients in private practice, I teach acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to being a massage practitioner, I have earned advanced certifications in Julia Ross’s Nutrient Therapy, and Functional Medicine.

I originally grew up in New Jersey and left the East Coast to go to school in the West. I earned my BS in film and politics at UCSC and spent most of my professional years outside San Francisco. Though new to living in Tucson full time, I am not new to the area. I spent much of my vacation time exploring this incredible desert. When not in clinic or classroom, I am an avid hiker and reader. A mermaid at heart, if not on the land, I am often in the water.


Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:

Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, I taught middle and high school students. Each summer, I would take my eight weeks vacation and go to learn and experience something new. I figured if I forgot the risks that came with learning, I would not be an effective educator. One summer, I studied massage therapy, and I was hooked.

I loved helping people with their health and wellness, and left teaching to work as a massage therapist. After a few years in practice, my clients kept coming into session with many issues that I wasn’t able to address with massage alone. I knew it was time to return to school, and I was so lucky to find acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Together, these two modalities address both the root of disease (cause) and the branch (patient’s daily experience). It is an incredible medicine, and I love both the practice and the teaching of it.

Much like teaching and learning, I believe that reclaiming one's health and well being is an active process done in partnership between practitioner and patient.

Nadia Jimenez

Licensed Massage Therapist

Who We Are: Meet the Team
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Hola! My name is Nadia Jimenez. I am a licensed massage therapist, certified clinical chiropractic assistant and an insured member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I’ve been practicing massage therapy and bodywork for over 15 years and specialize in therapeutic deep tissue, vibrational sound therapy, cupping and reiki healing. I received my massage therapy certification from Carrington College in 2007 in Tucson, AZ.


As a mother, daughter, sister and friend, I am always looking for ways to help serve and connect with my community and provide intuitive and safe touch to anyone who comes across my table.


Why I was drawn to massage therapy:

First generation Mexican American born and raised in Nogales, AZ, I was greatly influenced by my heritage line of (curanderas) and medicine people to tap into my gift, love and appreciation for holistic healing. Through my hands and the power of touch I can better connect with and assist in moving stagnant energy within the meridians in the body to enhance the healing process.

Who We Are: Testimonials

Lisa Reilly

Licensed Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Lisa Reilly and I am a licensed massage therapist with 5+ years of massage and holistic health experience in clinical, sports and private settings with a comprehensive treatment approach.  I am also a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist with a firm belief in the importance of movement for health and wellness throughout life.  Without movement we become stagnant and end up with issues in our tissues.  

I was raised in Minnesota, grew up in California and am living in Arizona.  My husband and I moved to Vail, Arizona in 2021.  We have three grown children and the most precious and adorable granddaughter ever.   I enjoy hiking, cycling and just being outdoors in general.  Since moving to the Tucson area, photographing the moody monsoon skies has been my latest endeavor.

Why I was drawn to massage therapy:

I was drawn to massage as a child through my grandmother and great aunt.  I could always find a “knot.”   It wasn’t until as an adult with a loved one in the active dying stage that I came to understand the physiological process and the discomfort associated with it.  From there I had the privilege to walk three people through their end of life and was drawn to massage in hospice and palliative care.  I also was drawn to the athletes in the community I was a part of in triathlon.  
I received my massage therapy and holistic health training from Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California and began practicing with a physical therapy clinic and volunteering with a hospice organization.
I also have a passion for working alongside those with chronic pain and migraines.  As a migraine sufferer myself I understand.  I am here for you.  I have worked alongside clients with myasthenia gravis, fibromyalgia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and many others.  Massage is extremely beneficial for those enduring chronic pain.  

I am well versed in many bodywork modalities such as cupping massage, sports massage, integrative deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, Swedish, and palliative care massage to bring comfort and encourage wellness.  

I enjoy unraveling the puzzle of the muscles and what they are carrying and saying.  
Massage paired with movement therapy is a powerful combination to help one regain their sense of wellbeing.  I want to encourage everyone to keep moving forward.  One step at a time.  Just keep moving. 

Vee Gonzales

Licensed Massage Therapist


Hola, my name is Vee Gonzales and my pronouns are They/Them. I’m a licensed massage therapist who uses a blend of hands-on healing modalities from Mexican-Indigenous, Western, and Eastern teachings. I've been a massage therapist since 2018 and graduated from Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy. I was born and raised and currently reside on the ancestral lands of the Pascua Yaqui and the Tohono O'odham people, Tucson, AZ. Being brought up in both the American Southwest and Northern Mexico my practice is powerfully rooted in my cultural upbringing. As a Spiritual Bodyworker, I work with the 4 Bodies also known as the PEMS: Physical, Emotional/Energetic, Mental, and Spiritual. By combining my understanding of energetic work with my knowledge of soft tissue manipulation, chronic tension, and stress held in your body, mind, heart, and spirit may be released by relaxing the nervous system and re-balancing energetic fields. Providing relief from conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, and pain/discomfort.


When I am not in service, I teach at one of the local massage schools and sit on the board of a local LGBTQIA+ non-profit organization. Otherwise, you'll find me at home with my family, and pets, dancing in my garden.

Why I was drawn to massage therapy:

Massage therapy came into my life when I needed it the most. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia I turned to massage therapy to help calm my system and heal my body. Experiencing the power of touch and learning that massage therapy can promote the human body to heal itself, I knew this was what I was meant to do. Providing safe therapeutic touch is more than just a job to me, it's a calling.

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"Lisa's not just your practitioner, she's your friend, a true empath. She cares, she listens, she remembers and she intuits. She inspires trust from the very first visit. Having been to other acupuncturists and not found true success in long term healing, it felt absolutely miraculous to find her. She combines craniosacral therapy with her acupuncture skills and it really takes her healing energy to the next level. She's very knowledgable and is also great at recommending other alternatives to help you heal - whether it's a book, a supplement, an alternative healing method or another practitioner. She's a fabulous communicator and runs a very clean space. She also loves dogs, like really loves them - that says it all right there."

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