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Master of Science TCM, Nancy Legato

About Me

My name is Nancy Legato, and I have been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2007 – first in the USA and now in Germany. I invite you to learn more about me and my journey with TCM.

Relevant Education and Work Experience


2003 – 2007:

  • 3 1/2 year, full-time study at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Clinic Assistant, Massage Therapist at Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, the clinical practice of Misha Cohen in San Francisco, California, USA

2007: Graduation with…

  • Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, California, USA (License to practice TCM with acupuncture and herbal medicine in California)
  • Certificates in Tui Na and Shiatsu

2007 – 2011: TCM Practitioner and Assistant Clinic Manager at Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Misha Cohen’s private practice in San Francisco

2009 – 2014: Volunteer/Intern at Robert Levine’s private practice in Berkeley, California, with further training in Pulse Diagnosis as well as Chinese and Tibetan herbal medicine

2011 – 2016: Clinical Care Manager at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for Integrative Cancer Care in Oakland and San Francisco, California. CMC is a nonprofit organization in the Bay Area that offers integrative medicine to low-income women with cancer during and after their western cancer treatments. I provided treatments to patients and also coached volunteer practitioners on treatment methods for clients with cancer.

2016: Move to Germany!

2016-2107: Heilpraktiker Training at the Ausbildungsinstitut für Heilpraktiker in Nürnberg

2017 bis 2022: Dozentin for the TCM Training Program at the Ausbildungsinstitut für Heilpraktiker in Nürnberg

2017: Permission to practice as a Heilpraktikerin in Germany

2018: Opening of my private practice in Bayreuth

2018 – 2023: post-graduate training in Classical Chinese Medicine at the White Pine Institute in Massachusetts, USA, with Sharon Weizenbaum

2020: Opening of my transitional practice in Eckental

2022: Opening of my private practice in Nürnberg