Tenisha Dandridge L.Ac. was born in Sacramento, CA. She was raised in a military family and has traveled extensively. She started her undergraduate at Morgan State University in electrical engineering and computer science. After the loss of her maternal grandmother, Tenisha became interested in natural medicine. She had a growing cornucopia of her own health concerns that were not being addressed or well managed by standard western medicine. After a chance meeting with an OBGYN trained in Chinese herbs, Tenisha fell in love with acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The treatment was so successful at treating her own health concerns, she abandoned electrical engineering and computer science. Instead, she went to Bastyr University to study acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Tenisha received a B.S. in Natural Health Sciences and an M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2008. Bastyr is one of the leading schools of Natural Medicine in the United States. Tenisha began treating patients in 2007 at Bastyr University. Since then, she has over 1000 clinical hours in acupuncture, over 400 clinical hours with Chinese Herbal Medicine, and 9 years of private practice. She has certificates in Clean Needle Technique, CPR, Acutonics, Dr. Tan DNT, Electro-Acupuncture, and Tung’s acupuncture.
Tenisha currently has a private practice named Everyone’s Place in Sacramento, CA as Northern California’s only mobile provider. She is the author of “Unusual Tale of Acupuncture, Racism, and African American History in the USA.” She is also a candidate for Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine class of 2018.