Acupuncturist Bios

  Whitney Thorniley, L.Ac.

After living in the Bay Area for nearly 18 years (though I will always consider West Virginia home), I am excited to now be part of the Sacramento community!   Many years working in the grueling yet rewarding food service industry created the aches and pains that initially led me to acupuncture. The results were amazing. My own powerful experiences as a patient coupled with my typical curiosity made it clear that I needed to study acupuncture. With school completed, I worried about what my practice would look like and whether I would actually make it as an acupuncturist. I was thrilled and relieved to learn about Community Acupuncture, and I have never practiced professionally any other way! In 2008, I co-founded Oakland Acupuncture Project, which now has 2 locations in Oakland, with Sacramento Acupuncture Project being our third and newest clinic location.  When not in the clinic I read and hike and laugh and spend time with my two wild and amazing boys. I work Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

   Margo Miller, L.Ac.

Born and raised in Red Bluff, California and after more than a decade away from the North State I am excited to be back! I got my first acupuncture treatments here in California but it took moving to Washington DC to get me interested in becoming an acupuncturist. Once I learned about Community Acupuncture and being affordable and accessible to all in a community, I was sold and went to school. I am grateful to be getting back to my roots in the North State and showing my Southern husband how great it is here. When I am not treating patients I love to go hiking and camping as well as do inside “sports” of knitting and reading. I work Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

   Yuxi Zhao, L.Ac.

Growing up in China, I developed an interest in Oriental Medicine as an alternative to strong pharmaceuticals for chronic illness. I witnessed my grandmother treat and successfully help numerous patients, and this further strengthened my goal to help people manage their pain without the harmful side effects of long term drug use. Today, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University in Los Angeles. I acquired and maintain both California and National certifications in Oriental Medicine. I am also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. I am very happy to be a part of Sacramento Acupuncture Project. I can’t wait to help more people with traditional Chinese medicine!  I work Wednesday through Saturday.