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Welcome to the Website of Nancy Legato's Practice for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here you can find out more information about me and my background.

About me

Praxis-relevant Education und Professional Experience

2003 – 2007:

  • 3 1/2 years full-time Study at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California, USA
  • Clinic Assistant and Massage Therapist at Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, the private clinic 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 Herbs in California, USA)
  • Certificates in Tui Na and Shiatsu

2007 – 2011:TCM Pracititioner and Assistant Clinic Director at Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, dthe Clinic of Misha Cohen in San Francisco, California.

2009 – 2014: Volunteer Intern at Robert Levine's clinic in Berkeley, California, und continuing education in Pulse Diagnose as well as Herbal Therapy in Chinese and Tibetan Medicine.

2011 – 2016: Clinical Care Manager in Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (CMC) for Integrative Cancer Care in Oakland und San Francisco, California. CMCis a Nonprofit Organization in the Bay Area that offers integrative medicine services to low-income women with cancer during and after their western medicine treatments. As Client Services Manager, I both treated patients individually and also coached volunteer practitioners how to adapt their modalities to the needs of patients living with cancer.

2016: Move to Germany

2016 – 2017: Training as Heilpraktiker at the Ausbildungsinstitut für Heilpraktiker in Nuremberg

2017 to present: Instructor for TCM-Training at the Ausbildungsinstitut für Heilpraktiker in Nuremberg

2017: License to practice as Heilpraktikerin in Germany

2018: Opening of my Practice in Bayreuth

2018 – 2020: Continuing education in classical Chinese medicine at the White Pine Institute in Massachusetts, USA, with Sharon Weizenbaum

Selected Presentations / Talks

2. December 2015 – „Integrative Medicine for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer“ – Avon Foundation Retreat Metastatic Breast Cancer

9. October 2015 – Guest lecture on nutrition at Charlotte Maxwell’s Cooking Class

Once annually between 2010 und 2016

  • „Biology of Cancer“ – An Overview for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and Other Volunteers at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic
  • „Cancer - A Medical Overview“– An Overview of Western Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment for Cancer for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and Other Volunteers at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic  

11. November 2014 – „Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment – A Presentation for San Francisco General Hospital Patient Navigators“

Continuing education

October 2018-2020 - Graduate Mentorship Program, White Pine Institute - Sharon Weizenbaum

July 2018 - "Fertility: The Shao Yin for Fertility and Pregnancy" - Sharon Weizenbaum

July 2018 - "Habitual Miscarriage: Diagnosis and Treatment with Case Studies" - Sharon Weizenbaum

July 2018 - "Metabolic Syndrome, Blood and Chinese Medicine" – Sharon Weizenbaum

June 2018 - "Treating Irregular Menstrual Bleeding Patterns with Chinese Medicine" - Sharon Weizenbaum

June 2018 - "The Treatment of Knotty Diseases: How Effective Use of Classic Formulas can Transform your Clinic and Practice – Distance Education" - Sharon Weizenbaum

May 2018 – "Implantation to Birth: Acupuncture and Herbs to Support Better Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes" – Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Sharon Weizenbaum, Claudia Citkovitz

May 2018 – TCM Kongress, Rothenberg o.d. Tauber

February 2018 - "Classic Formulas for Obstetrics and Gynecology: Accessing the (often miraculous) Power of the Shang Han Lun" - Sharon Weizenbaum

January 2018 "Brain Chemistry and Brain Circulation: The Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction with Chinese Herbs" – Heiner Fruehauf

November 2015 – „Nutrition and Making Healthy Choices“ - Benjamin Zappin

May 2015: „The Treatment of Cancer and Autoimmune Illness using Classical Formulas“ - Dr. Huang Huang

May 2015: „Strategies for Supporting Cancer Treatment with Chinese Herbs“ - Heiner Fruehauf, L.Ac.

April und October 2014: „Introduction to Tibetan Medicine“ – The Sorig Institute

August 2014: „Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women Undergoing Western Cancer Treatment“ - Dr. Misha Cohen, OMD, L.Ac.

December 2013: „Pathogenesis and Prevention of Female Reproductive Cancers: A Chinese Medicine Approach“ - Jeffrey Yuen

July 2013: „Tung Style Acupuncture for Community Acupuncture“ - David Lesseps, Circle Acupuncture

May 2013: „ Women’s Health: Supporting Fertility and Endocrine Function with Chinese Herbs“ - Heiner Fruehauf

March 2013: „Symbol Science of Classical Chinese Medicine“ - Heiner Fruehauf, L.Ac.

January 2013 und Oktober 2012: „Herbal Formulas from Head to Toe“ - Dr. Robert Johns, OMD, L.Ac., Student von Dr. Andrew Tseng und Dr. Fung Fung

November 2012: „Introduction to Community Acupuncture“ – Tatyana Ryevzina

October 2012: „Chinese Herbal Medicine for the Side Effects of Chemotherapy“ – Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

April 2012: „Gut: Core of Self“ -  Daniel Weber, Ph.D, M.Sc

April 2012: „The Cancer Stem Cell: Self & Society“ - Daniel Weber, Ph.D, M.Sc

May 2011: TCM Kongress in Rothenburg o.d.T – Onkologie-Tag

May 2011 – „Cancer: Toxic Heat and Blood Stasis“ - Daniel Weber, Ph.D, M.Sc

Oktober 2010 – „Healing Community Trauma: How to Do Acupuncture in the Field for Traumatic Events“ - Acupuncturists Without Borders

June 2010, Januar 2009 – „Nourishing Within“ - Liu Ming

November - December 2009 – „Hepatitis C Professional Certification Course for Licensed Acupuncturists“ –Dr. Misha Cohen, OMD, L.Ac.

May 2008 – „Formulating TCM External Applications“ - Andrew Ellis, L.Ac.

April 2008 – „East Meets West in Reproductive Medicine“ – Mike Berkley, L.Ac., DA (RI)

September 2006 – „Clinical Application of Herbal Formulas“ – Yuanjin Tao, L.Ac.