About Our Practitioner – Diana

Me & My dog Sam - an early muse for Zi Zai

Diana and her dog Sam – an early muse for Zi Zai products

DIANA HERMANN, MAcOM, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM Board Certified Herbalist
Founder of Zi Zai Dermatology

Educational Foundation

Diana received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine after completing a four-academic-year graduate program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon.  Academic and clinical education included a solid foundation in the theories and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine that was well balanced with education in western sciences and the western understanding of the human body.  Upon graduation, Diana continued her education and clinical training at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NUTCM) in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, where she completed internships in both internal medicine (Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dermatology Department) and in acupuncture at the affiliated hospitals of NUTCM.

  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Degree (MAcOM):  Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 1999
  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.): State of Colorado, since 2002
  • Certified in Oriental Medicine:  National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), since 2003
  • Certified in Acupuncture:  National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), since 1999
  • Certified in Chinese Herbology:  National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), since 1999
  • Certified in Chinese Medicine Dermatology:  Avicenna Centre for Chinese Medicine, UK, since 2015

Advanced Training

Since a good practitioner’s learning should never end, Diana continues to pursue additional training in Oriental medicine annually by attending various continuing education seminars and taking post-graduate courses.  In 2007 she completed an apprenticeship with one of the country’s leading sports medicine acupuncturists.  In 2010 she became certified in Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal.  In 2015, Diana completed the prestigious Chinese Medicine Dermatology Diploma Course taught by world renown herbalist Mazin Al-Khafaji in London, UK.

Personal Background

Diana was born and raised in New Jersey.  She graduated from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  To maintain balance in her life, she began training in the martial arts (kung fu).  This unexpectedly introduced her to Chinese medicine.  Her fascination with this ancient healing art eventually guided her career down a new path.

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