Retreat Acupuncture specializes in the renewal and rebalancing of your own vital healing energy through acupuncture, herbs, and other treatments derived from the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We offer personalized, holistic acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments. By applying TCM principles to modern lifestyles, we help our patients understand their health and encourage them to take an active part in their healing process.

We strongly believe in integrating the knowledge of western medicine and the wisdom of eastern medicine to ensure you are on the right path to your destination. We work closely with many local Reproductive Endocrinologists, OB/Gynecologists, and other physicians and specialists to ensure that you get the exact care and support you need.

Our team of compassionate, experienced and highly qualified practitioners have completed extensive post graduate training in reproductive health, women’s and men’s health, pregnancy (pre and post natal), pain management, sports medicine, internal medicine and mental health.

Julie Hackmann, L.Ac.
Founder of Retreat Acupuncture

Julie is committed to approaching each patient individually and compassionately with a holistic approach to medicine. Her passion is for ‘Wellness’ and she is grateful and proud to practice this form of medicine to assist patients to achieve optimal health and wellness. Julie uses a number of healing tools, therefore providing treatments that are unique to each patient’s condition. Julie combines the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine with experience in the Western sciences to formulate a unique and caring style of acupuncture that is based on ancient tradition and the best of modern science. Her approach to healing is to help get patients involved in their health and helps to create a new sense of wellbeing.

Julie Hackmann, L.Ac. obtained her four year masters degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She is certified to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine both nationally and in the state of California. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Julie was a chemical engineer in the pharmaceutical industry. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech.

Julie is a professional member of the national infertility organization, RESOLVE, as well as the American Pregnancy Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and NorCal Fertility. Julie specializes in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy support as well as internal medicine, pain management and preventative wellness.

    Julie has extensive post graduate training in treating:
  • Infertility/Reproductive Health
  • Pregnancy – Pre and Post Natal
  • Women’s Health/Gynecological Complaints
  • Menopause
  • Men’s Health – Reproductive, Prostate, Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pain Management/Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine: Chronic illness, Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular Illnesses
  • Auto-Immune Conditions
  • Detoxification
  • Preventative Wellness/Health Maintenance

Jennifer Bishop L.Ac. is a California Board Certified acupuncturist and herbalist, licensed to practice as a primary care provider. She obtained a 4-year Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. She holds Bachelors degrees in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts from the University of Texas in Austin. She is a certified Tui Na practitioner and en route to becoming certified as a Qi Gong instructor. During school she worked at the California Pacific Medical Center stroke clinic treating people with brain and spinal trauma as well as the ACTCM community auricular clinic. Currently she can also be found working at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic on some Fridays primarily treating drug addiction, emotional problems and pain.

Jennifer's experience with Chinese medicine began with a car accident that left her with fractures in her pelvis. After being treated with acupuncture, her recovery was just short of miraculous and it transformed her life. Jennifer's interest and curiosity about Chinese medicine continues to grow. She has pursued further study in the treatment of pediatric care, women's care, addiction, pain management, internal disorders and emotional problems. She approaches each treatment openly seeking the best possible outcome. Jennifer loves Chinese medicine and being in service of others.

When not in the clinic you can find Jennifer spending time with her husband, three children and two German shepherds, seeing live music, going to the Bar Method or making ceramic art. She loves art and fashion, is fluent in German and loves to bake.

Lana Shipman L.Ac is California Board Certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She obtained her 4 year Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. She is a Certified Massage Therapist in Tui Na (chinese orthopedic massage), and an Associate Practitioner in Ortho-Bionomy ®. Before becoming an acupuncturist, Lana was a graphic designer. She has a BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Lana focuses her practice on sports medicine, musculo-skeletal issues/pain, as well as sleep, emotional and digestive issues. In addition to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lana supports her patients with therapeutic exercises and nutritional guidance. She believes living a holistic and healthy lifestyle is vital for preventing injuries and illness.