Our mission as a business and as acupuncturists is to help you re-connect with your mind & body, while providing heartfelt healthcare. When this happens, your body will naturally heal itself and thrive. We are invested in patient education and outreach, and keeping our prices as affordable as possible. We want to share the benefits of natural medicine with as many people as possible.
Jackie Sanchez, MSAOM, Dipl. OM., L.Ac, &
Janaye Volk, MSAOM, Dipl. OM., L.Ac,
Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturists, Chinese Herbalists and
Welcome to Pulse Community Care!
We founded Pulse on the belief that everyone deserves heartfelt healthcare. The intention was that it would grow into a practice where anyone and everyone could come experience the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We both studied at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, where we completed a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, finishing our program with an externship in China.
Pulse has grown so much since starting in 2015!
This growth has allowed us to step back, manage and oversee patient care while making way for other brilliant practitioners to find their home here at Pulse.
Rest assured that we always strive to provide the best care for you and your family, which means we only hire practitioners with exceptional skill who exhibit great heart and caring for our patients. At Pulse, we always put the patient first, greet with a smile, lend a listening ear and a soothing hand.
We are honored that you are considering Pulse for your care, and we look forward to being a part of your healing journey.
Alla Pap, LAc, Dipl.OM,
Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Board-Certified
I am a creatively minded holistic health provider with a mission to optimize
wellness for all. My main focus is integrating body, mind, and spirit to treat disease
at the root while meeting my patients exactly where they are. I bring a trans-disciplinary perspective, weaving together various modalities and traditional medicines I've collected and learned over the years.
I fell in love with acupuncture the moment we first met. It was love at first sight. I had no expectations going in, no ales to go see her, only a gift certificate I came to redeem, given to me by a dear friend. The way I felt seen and heard that day launched rockets of desire in my heart that THIS is exactly how I want to work with people. I was a psychology student at that time, with no knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Still, that golden feeling in my chest knew this had to be part of my path. Seven long years of exploration, learning, and healing ensued before I finally committed to a master's degree program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX.
I'm so excited to be back in my home state, rippling my knowledge and experience
into my community. My extensive herbal education and comprehensive
understanding of Chinese Medicine is matched only by my passion for learning and
intuitive gifts in healing. Being in treatment with me is a partnership focused on
facilitating powerful dynamic shifts to create your most fulfilling life possible.
I love studying archetypes and numbers in my spare time, primarily through
astrology and the I Ching. I enjoy connecting to nature and joyously exploring my
own body through breath, movement, and sound.
Dr. Heidi Guiyab, LAc, DACM,
Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Board-Certified
Facial Rejuvenation & Microneedling Specialist
After completing my undergraduate degree in Health and Wellness, I pursued my
doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Health and Science. Under the supervision of the most brilliant teachers and supervisors from all over the world, I volunteered with International Acupuncture Project Mission in Guatemala. I also interned with Columbia University, Kamwo Herbal Company in New York, and San Diego Veteran’s Clinic.
My passion for holistic medicine began during my childhood years. My grandmother treated my stomachache using cupping therapy and I have been curious about holistic medicine ever since. Since then, I've reached my goal of becoming a practitioner that uses an integrative approach to treat a wide variety of ailments including chronic pain, mental health issues, infertility, and auto-immune disease. I provide acupuncture treatments, herbal formulas, massage & cupping therapy, LED light therapy, gua sha, moxibustion, supplement/dietary and lifestyle advice, and functional medicine testing.
On any given day, you’ll find me enjoying my daily jogs at parks, walks along the beach or watching a breathtaking sunrise or sunset. I love to stay active and maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle by playing tennis and swimming.
My mission is to provide a high standard level of care and to walk side by side with my patients on their road of healing. Let’s partner on this and walk together on your road to healing.
Dr. Rachel Callens, ND,
I received my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM in Tempe, AZ. SCNM is a fully accredited medical school that integrates both naturopathic and conventional medical approaches for healing.
Upon graduation, I worked in private practice for many years in Washington DC. I chose Washington DC immediately after graduation to practice so I could not only be an advocate for my patients in practice, but also be a part of an integrative healthcare movement with other physicians dedicated to healing the whole person.
I have focused on Weight Loss, Hormone Management, Infertility, Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, and so much more. I have completed extensive research to continue my mission to provide a preventative integrative medical approach to patient care. I have prevalent training in Women's Health/Weight Loss and have worked closely with some of the leading women's medical experts. I am also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
I am a general family practitioner specializing in naturopathic medicine. I utilize a wide array of natural modalities including integrative approaches to tailor my patients individualized treatment plans. I am a fierce advocate for integrative health and believe in empowering patients to engage in preventative self-care.
I enjoy salsa dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Reiki Master, Shamanic Healer
I am so grateful to be part of your wellness journey. I have seen the wonders of Reiki, both personally and for clients, and I love being able to share it. My mission with my patients is to create total body healing, and help them to restore to harmony and balance in their lives.
Since being a very young child, I have been sensitive to energy. I didn’t understand the gift, or how to use it, until Reiki came into my life. I became a Reiki Practitioner in early 2017, and after practicing for a year, decided to pursue my Levels II and Levels III training. In January of 2018, I became a Reiki Master.
Through my Celtic heritage, I also practice Shamanic Healing. I will often incorporate these techniques and healing energies in my practice with clients as well. I tailor each of my sessions around my clients and their needs. I even have four legged patients, who benefit from Reiki as humans do.
I am a native of Silver Spring, and live here now with my husband and daughter, along with our four rescue animals. We have two Greyhounds, a Labrador and a bossy little Calico kitty cat. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and being in nature, where I feel most at home.