Meet Our Team

Chelsie Black LAc, MTSOM


Hello! I am Chelsie Black, the owner of Healing Sanctuary RSF located in Rancho Santa Fe, California. I am a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist who loves helping people feel well.⁣

In my late teens I experienced a wide range of health problems. I was diagnosed with numerous food allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and also Lupus. After being put on numerous rounds of antibiotics along with many other medications, I developed side effects from the medications as I declined in health. I decided at that point that it was time to try something different. ⁣

With no understanding, belief, or bias of Chinese Medicine, I went in for acupuncture for the treatment of stress and low back pain. As soon as the treatment began, I immediately felt different. I was amazed with how the treatment left me pain and stress free. I knew then that this was something I wanted to do for others, to help people feel as well as I did and I immediately signed up for acupuncture school. After deciding to get regular treatments, I found that my other symptoms such as food allergies, joint pain, fatigue, irregular periods, anxiety, and high ANA blood count started disappearing.

During school I completed over 3,500 hours of extensive didactic and clinical training in many subjects including; Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Western Medicine, and Nutrition. Since 2010 when I started acupuncture school, I have seen first hand the beneficial results of Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities. Throughout my study, I interned at different locations treating patients with various ailments. While interning at the UCSD Cancer Research Institute, I helped patients who wanted to minimize side effects of their cancer treatments including, but not limited to; insomnia, nausea, headaches, hot flashes, and constipation. At the Veteran’s Clinic, I was honored to have the opportunity to have served Veterans and their families who suffered from problems such as PTSD, shoulder pain, anxiety, and low back pain. At the UCSD Pacific Beach Clinic, I helped the homeless and underserved populations who came in with problems such as post-stroke symptoms, knee pain, schizophrenia, menopause, and depression. Through experience and extensive training, I am able to evaluate and apply treatment strategies based on my patient’s individual needs.

During a session I listen to how you are feeling and adjust the treatment to fit your individual needs. I do a blend of Japanese acupuncture which is very light and hardly felt, Chinese acupuncture, and orthopedic acupuncture for chronic pain issues. I care deeply for each of my patients and will do everything I can to help them achieve optimal health. ⁣

My patient’s find their sessions to be an experience like no other that leaves them feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I offer acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, micro-needling, cupping, herbal medicine, and human design readings. I am so thankful that I love what I do and I enjoy it every day!

In 2021, I decided to expand to a larger location where we can provide more healing modalities and wellness related retail to help people find spiritual and mental well-being. I wanted to provide an infrared sauna to help clients minimize their toxins as well as provide pain relief and improved sleep. I am thankful to be able to have a beautiful place to work inside of Cielo Retail Shops right near Lake Hodges.



Dianna Gould, LMT, HHP

Massage Therapist, Cupping, Lymphatic and Reiki Healer

Hi everyone! My name is Dianna Gould and I am a Certified Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner. My personal experiences inspired my passion to help others achieve healthy and lasting lifestyle changes. I love what I do!

I understand the value and power of daily movement, mindful breathing, and the benefits of bodywork. As a passionate open water swimmer, I incorporate and practice Wim Hoff to allow myself to withstand icy ocean temperatures year-round without the use of a wetsuit.

I specialize in massage techniques including Myofascial Release, Active Release Therapy, Circulatory, Deep Tissue, and Thai Massage. These modalities benefit endurance sports athletes, as well as other individuals committing to a more active and healthy lifestyle. I am also a loving wife and mother of two beautiful children who I care for deeply. The ability to help people heal is a valued gift that I cannot wait to share with you! 


Chondra Brown, CHom, CHHP, CTN

Classical Homeopath and Certified Naturopath

Chondra is an initiative-taker with 27 years of coaching, motivating, and having challenging conversations with people of every age. She is someone who enjoys understanding how people work, think, and stay motivated.  Chondra has been a Classical Homeopath for 17 years and utilizes this treatment method in her Naturopathic and Holistic Health Practitioner treatments as well. Chondra is a mom to 6 great children and a San Diego RFA family for foster children. Every moment of parenting for the last 18 years has been a gift of growth and learning. Chondra is certified in “Love and Logic” parenting method. Chondra is the parent rep for special education for the Rancho Santa Fe school district, and has supported the district in various roles over the last 10 years. Chondra is a proud VA certified caregiver and wife to Purple Heart Veteran Ben Brown. Lastly, Chondra is a self diagnosed Cushing’s survivor and has taught at UCSD medical center about diagnosis and patient care when it comes to this rare disease.

*Chondra Brown of 9 Week Warrior is an affiliate of Healing Sanctuary RSF


Dr. Prana, DAOM

Dr. Prana is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine, healer of the mind, body & psyche, a seeker of ancient wisdom, and a teacher of transformative practices.

His journey began in the mystical lands of India, where he was born and raised. For over three decades, he has dedicated himself to the study and practice of Eastern medicine and spiritual disciplines, in the lineage of the Siddha tradition.

His travels have taken him to the rugged terrain of the Himalayas, where he learned the secrets of meditation and healing from the masters in Tibet, Nepal, and India. These teachings, rooted in the principles of Nature, have shaped his mission to help people find wellness and harmony in their lives.

Dr. Prana is licensed by the Florida and California Acupuncture Board, and recognized by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, he has received extensive training in the traditional practices of East Asian medicine. But his education goes beyond the textbooks. he has also studied Ayurveda and CranioSacral Work for over two decades, under the guidance of living Siddha teacher in India. These experiences have instilled in him a deep reverence for the healing power of ancient medicine.

But Dr. Prana is more than a healer. With an MBA and over 12 years of leadership experience in the corporate world, he understands the importance of a holistic approach to success. He has taught Foundation Philosophy of Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and CranioSacral Work at Pacific College of Health and Science, San Diego, where he has inspired countless students to seek a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Dr. Prana's passion is to empower people to transform their lives, to find inner peace and harmony, and to live in alignment with Nature. By integrating Ayurvedic Medicine, Chinese Medicine, CranioSacral Work, PEMF therapy, Mindfulness, & Inner Alchemy practices, he is able to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to healing and education. Dr. Prana looks forward to the opportunity to guide you and your community on your journey towards wellness and transformation. 

*Dr. Prana is an affiliate of Healing Sanctuary RSF