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.

Lori Tusa, L.Ac.

Lori is originally from Long Island, NY, but has been living in Northern California since 2000, where she went to acupuncture school. She has worked at Oakland Acupuncture Project for years and is excited to bring her healing skills to SAP. Lori spends lots of time hiking and at dog parks with her pup Minny, and is also looking forward to exploring new outdoor and winter sports during her leisure time. If she winds up sitting home reading or watching horror movies, that’s cool too.

Clay Walton-Hadlock, LAc

Clay is originally from Santa Cruz, and grew up in a household where Chinese medicine was the norm, and Western medicine was the alternative. His first forays into health care were as a Craniosacral therapist, and at first he began studying acupuncture primarily to broaden his skillset as a manual therapist. He earned his Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in San Jose, and had a practice in that city for about five years, doing a mix of acupuncture and Craniosacral therapy, before moving to Sacramento. When not doing acupuncture, Clay is a parent to two vivacious boys. And when they’re asleep he plays music and writes silly songs.

Lan Wang, LAc.

Lan Wang graduated from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College (AIMC), Berkeley, summa cum laude. Prior to his studies at AIMC, he earned his BA from the University of California, Irvine, and JD from UC Hastings College of Law. His approach to acupuncture is inspired by mindfulness meditation, wisdom, and modern science. His intention is to offer healing that honors individual diversity with an awareness of the whole which can be seen as community.