Meet Our Team
Owner and Clinical Director
Denise Wood is owner and clinical director of Advanced Allergy Solutions®. She can hardly believe it herself but she has been in the holistic health industry for the past 20 years. Her passion for helping people became an official career after graduating from Nature Care College in Sydney, Australia as a Naturopath in 2004. This led her to start a private practice in Sydney specializing in Digestive Disorders. In addition to her private practice Denise worked for a holistic allergy clinic in Sydney and then became head practitioner, overseeing 5 clinics based all over Australia and one in Auckland, New Zealand. Being a native of Sonoma County brought her back to Northern California after 10 years in Australia, when she opened Advanced Allergy Solutions®, San Francisco, in January 2010.
Licensed Acupuncturist - Allergy PractitionerShauna McCulloch is a licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She graduated in 2011 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shauna is committed to using her knowledge and skills to help the under-served populations of San Francisco. She splits her free time between volunteer work at Kaiser Permanente Hospice Services, Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, and Homeless Connect.
Licensed Acupuncturist - Allergy Practitioner
Melissa Hicks received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a California-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Melissa strives to support each individual’s health & healing process so they may feel better and live their life with more vigor, clarity and focus. She practices internal and preventative medicine with particular interest in stress management and supporting healthy lifestyle changes.
Front DeskMasha is also one of the kind, smiling faces greeting you when you visit our clinic. She is excited to be working with such an amazing team and loves being a part of a health and wellness environment. Masha can be found chatting with patients about nutrition and, as the resident researcher, is always up-to-date on the latest topics in holistic health and wellness.