About Us

About Carissa Simper, MSOM, LAc

Carissa has discovered she loves to poke people with needles and watch them get better. She has responded to the call of America, who is in great need for an alternative solution to drugs and surgery for chronic pain. People often come to her and say “I have had this pain for years and I have learned to live with it” and they often end their treatment plan saying “The pain is gone, I don’t know what to do with myself.” She especially loves to see the rejoice in people who no longer need to rely on pain medicine for relief, to sleep through the night, and perform daily activities with ease because of acupuncture.

Using this medicine, her goal is to relieve pain, clear seasonal allergies, relieve morning sickness, fatigue, and clear skin rash in as little as 6-12 sessions. She also likes to help breech presentation and induce labor on babies past their due date.

She graduated with the highest of honors from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.

Carissa Simper is licensed to practice acupuncture by the California Acupuncture Board. (Lic #16675)





About Joshua Harrelson, MSTCM, LAc

Joshua Harrelson has been practicing acupuncture in Sacramento since 2014. He has a particular affinity for using herbs and for bodywork therapies, and will talk about medicine at great lengths if you give him half a chance. In addition he loves to read books, eat sushi, and study Danzan Ryu Jujitsu.

He graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2010, from ACTCM with a M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013, passed the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam in 2014, and is set to graduate ACTCM with a DAOM (Doctorate) in 2017. He has completed massage training in a variety of places but most notably at Makoto Kai Healing Arts in Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy.

Joshua Harrelson is licensed to practice acupuncture by the California Acupuncture Board. (Lic #16041)


Ken Berry, LAc

About Ken Berry, MSOM, LAc

Ken Berry founded Asian Therapeutics in 2007 with the goal of helping his patients achieve optimal health through natural medicine.

Ken received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (summa cum laude) from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley, where he was an Assistant Professor for many years.

He has worked with patients ages 11-102 on a wide variety of health issues.

Ken Berry also holds the rank of Shodan (black belt) in Aikido, a martial art based on peaceful conflict resolution.

Ken Berry is a contracted provider for Sutter Physicians Alliance and is licensed to practice acupuncture by the California Acupuncture Board. (Lic #11845)


Brandee Walker, Certified Medical Assistant

About Brandee Walker, CMA

Brandee is our certified medical assistant and is here to help you with scheduling and payments. She provides clinical and administrative services for Asian Therapeutics.