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Benjamin Zappin

Degrees and Titles: L.Ac., AHG Professional Member
Business Name: Five Flavors Herbs
Street: 344 40th St.
City: Oakland
State: CA
Country: USA
Postcode: 94609
Phone: 415-816-3546

Ben is an herbalist and Licensed Acupuncturist in practice in San Francisco, California. He utilizes his training in both Chinese and western herbal traditions along with modern medical perspectives on herbs and nutritional healing to his work with clients.  Ben enjoys integrating herbs into the catering he does and tries to spend a good chunk of each year wildcrafting herbs in the wild spaces of the western United States for his pharmacy. Ben's training includes a 4-year apprenticeship with Michael Tierra, studies at Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, studies at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. He is director of Sylvan School of Botanical Medicine in Oakland, Ca., on the faculty of the East/West School of Herbology, and is a professional member of American Herbalists Guild.

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