Dr. Jacintha "Jaz" Roemer grew up on a farm in a small town in Wisconsin. She moved to Minneapolis to study art at the University of MN-Twin Cities. While there, having always been curious about meditation she stumbled on an elective course in Body-Mind Centering. This was her first introduction to bodywork.
Once she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree she immediately signed up for massage classes at the local massage school: CenterPoint Shiatsu and Massage School and Clinic in 2005. Here, she met a more supportive community that encouraged her to explore the ideas of massage and meditation. Shiatsu massage exposed Dr. Jaz to the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Also at CenterPoint is when she first encountered Sarina Stone, who introduced her to Chi Nei Tsang and Medical Chi Kung as taught by Master Mantak Chia. After becoming a Shiatsu Massage Therapist, she continued her studies with Ms. Stone which led her to travel to Chaing Mai, Thailand to do a 4-wk teacher training course with Master Mantak Chis at Tao Gardens to become a Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner and Certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor in 2008.
After returning Dr. Jaz decided she was tired of the cold in the midwest and moved to San Diego, CA in 2009 to continue her education and attend graduate school to dive deeper into these ancient medicines. In 2012 she completed the MSTOM (Masters of Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In 2017 she completed the DACM: Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
In 2013 Dr. Jaz traveled with a number of PCOM students to Chengdu, China to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at Chengdu University of TCM and Hospital.
Dr. Jaz is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California, a Nationally Certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM), Certified Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner, Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist (NCBTMB) and Universal Healing Tao Instructor. She is a CEU provider for CAB, NCCAOM, NCBTMB.
She currently works and teaches courses at at several locations in the San Diego area.