Kunde (pronounced: kün-dey, spelled: ཀུན་བདེ།) Institute, a center for Tibetan wellness and healing, was founded by Doctor Yangdron Kalzang in 2004. The name “Kunde” was given to the center by her root teacher, Kenpo Troru Tsenam Rinpoche, one of the most highly respected scholars of traditional Tibetan Medicine in Tibet. In Tibetan, “Kunde” means “may all beings be healthy, wealthy and happy.” Dedicated to the mission of benefiting all people with affordable, integrative health services, Kunde offers a variety of traditional Tibetan and Asian medical modalities. Offices are located in Daly City and Berkeley.
Jane Balmediano was born and raised in San Francisco and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University in San Francisco, California and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications concentrating in Television and Video Production from San Francisco State University. She earned her Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California. She is an Acupuncturist licensed by the state of California and an Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a specialist in wound and ostomy care certified by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) that holds The Gold Standard for Certification® in this field. She is currently working towards her license as a Family Nurse Practitioner at her alma mater San Francisco State University. Jane has great respect and knowledge of traditional medicine and an ongoing interest and practice in inner cultivation practices. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their Standard Poodle.