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At San Francisco Community Acupuncture, we provide quality acupuncture treatments in a quiet, group setting in comfy, new recliner chairs.

Our fee is based on a sliding-scale ranging from $25-$45, with an additional one-time paperwork processing charge of $15 for the first visit. You decide what you can afford within that range.

Practitioners

Rebecca_Cropped.jpgRebecca Rizzetta, L.Ac., CMT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She has also been a Certified Massage Therapist for over 10 years and is trained in many deep-tissue and Swedish modalities. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. She studied at Zhejiang University in Hong Zhou, China and worked in cancer, pediatric and gynecology clinics. She also worked in San Francisco at the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and for the San Francisco Ballet.

Rebekah.jpgRebekah Sitty, L.Ac., CMT is a Nationally Certified and California Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist focusing on trigger points and deep tissue work. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005. During her schooling she chose to augment her studies by taking additional classes with Fred Lerner, DC, Matt Callison, L.Ac., Margaret McMeekin, L.Ac and other orthopedic specialists. She has worked in San Francisco at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and also for the San Francisco Ballet.

_DSC2127 Elana Weisberg, L.Ac. is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley. Elana grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received her BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston. Before moving to California, she lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a year where she learned Spanish. Elana was an acupuncture intern with Dr. Hua Ling Xu at AIMC where she studied obstetrics and gynecology. She also interned at the West Berkeley Family Practice community acupuncture clinic, and completed a Neurological and Stroke Rehab Internship with Dr.Shi Xue Min at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China. She first became interested in studying Chinese Medicine as a result of her own recovery experience and was inspired to help others learn to strengthen their own connection between mind, body and spirit. She specializes in the treatment of mental and emotional health and in the collective recovery from eating disorders. Outside from acupuncture, Elana enjoys writing, swimming, being in nature, spending time with her loved ones, traveling around the Bay and beyond.

Jen TaylorJennifer Taylor, L.Ac. earned her B.A. with Honors from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and her M.S. from the Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. During her course of studies Jennifer completed an advanced clinical internship in Sports Injury/Orthopedics with a focus on Muscle Channel Theory. She also trained in a specialized advanced system of scalp acupuncture for spinal cord injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Jennifer studied extensively with her teachers in the Gynecology Department, treating a wide range of women’s health issues as well as providing support through diet and nutritional therapies. Jennifer came to this healing profession through her own personal sports injury in which she experienced the amazing abilities of acupuncture to heal and bring about recovery on a deep and sustained level.

Heather headshot 1Heather Shields, L.Ac., CMT is a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist, who is trained in many Asian and Western modalities. She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, her Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate from Mills College, and her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College. She trained at Yue Yang Hospital in Shanghai, China, and studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Her work and volunteer experience includes Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, Spring Wind Dispensary, LiFang Liang Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Auricular Clinic, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Dispensary. She has a special interest in pain management and woman’s health. When she is not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, being active outdoors, and traveling abroad.

Lauren.Final-26Lauren Kaneko-Jones, L.Ac. Lauren is truly a partner in your healthcare. She loves working with the emotional part of the body as it is integral to the physical symptoms that show up. She often shares tips of supplements, nutrition or simple self-care to tag along with your acupuncture treatment. She got her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. She is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a National Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, watercolors as well as collaborating with other creatives and healers in the bay area.

Den Bloome Bremond, RN, L.Ac. is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Master’s of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2002. She is also a California registered nurse, having worked in Bay Area hospitals for over 16 years. She is passionate in her desire to help others to heal themselves and find joy in their lives. She appreciates the ways in which Eastern and Western medicines are able to complement one another, and she values the mind/body/spirit connection residing at the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Outside of work, she especially enjoys traveling, family excursions and culinary adventures.

MelissaHicksHeadshotMelissa Hicks, M.S. L.Ac. received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Chinese Medicine.  As a California-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Melissa strives to support each individual’s health & healing process so they may feel better, discover their personal potential, and live their life with more vigor, clarity and focus. She has interned and studied in China with doctors from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Her work and volunteer experience includes Berkeley Primary Care, the ACTCM Community Ear Acupuncture Project, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics, and the ACTCM Community Clinic. As a primary healthcare provider, she treats patients presenting with a wide array of conditions. She practices internal and preventative medicine with special interest in pain management, sleep disorders, emotional stress and women’s health.

Stephanie Haney, L.Ac. and Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, provides integrative healthcare based on the traditions of Chinese medicine including acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies. Beyond earning her 4-year Master’s degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has over 15 years experience in reproductive health as an educator, doula, and advocate. Whether studying monastic art in Japan, sustainable agriculture in India, or initiating a community acupuncture clinic in Costa Rica, Stephanie is a traveler by heart and deeply awed by the beauty tucked in every corner of the world. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Community Clinic.

Jonathan Eliel Bortnik LAc is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an undergrad, he studied Biology and Psychology and moved to San Francisco to pursue a degree in traditional Chinese medicine. He received his Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014. After graduation, he spent 3 months at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China learning various healing techniques and herbal preparations from leading physicians in Dermatology, Gynecology, and Orthopedics. He apprenticed for 3 years under world-renowned fertility expert Dr. Lifang Liang OMD Ph.D., LAc. He has volunteered in San Francisco at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Community Clinic, and the stroke rehabilitation program at the California Pacific Medical Center. Jonathan brings his background in Psychology and Therapy to each treatment, catering to patient’s mental as well as physical wellbeing.  As an athlete, Jonathan understands the importance of staying active and living a well-balanced life. In his free time, he enjoys playing Futbol, Tennis, Skiing, and rock climbing.

jenn holley (1)Jenn Holley, L.Ac. received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and has worked in San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2007. She has been a staff acupuncturist for the SF AIDS Foundation, providing acupuncture for several of the Foundation’s Addiction and Recovery groups, has worked at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, and at Charlotte Maxwell, an integrative medicine clinic for low-income women living with Cancer. She has interned with Dr. Lifang Liang, OMD and fertility specialist and worked at the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at California Pacific Medical Center. Jenn has a special interest in auricular acupuncture and community medicine.

ericrosenbergheadshotEric Rosenberg, CMT is a California state certified massage therapist. He has certificates in both Shiatsu and Tui Na therapy from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree. Eric also has completed over 500 clinical hours of hospital training abroad, at Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, China studying Tui na and orthopedics, as well as Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Eric is a dedicated therapist who listens to the needs of his clients and works to improve their health and well-being.  He offers bodywork that is based in the fundamentals and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, by utilizing the various meridians and acupuncture points to effectively influence and harmonize the body. In addition to the modalities of Shiatsu and Tui Na, Eric also has training in deep tissue, trigger point, positional release techniques and craniosacral therapies. He aims to affect the body at a deep neurophysiological level, to relax the soft tissues and alleviate pain. When he is not working or studying, Eric enjoys riding his bicycle around San Francisco, playing music, and hiking around the various trails of the Bay.

 

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News and Updates


SFCA Needs Your Help!

We will be closed Feb 26-28 for major and minor repairs. If you are able, please consider making a donation to our repair fund at gofundme.com/sfcatlc . Any amount helps us repair, polish up and pay our staff while we are closed. We thank you for all your support and look forward to welcoming you to a refreshed office in March!

Location and Hours

220 Valencia Street (@ Duboce)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Accessible to persons with disabilities

Monday - Thursday
9am - 8pm

Friday - Sunday
9am - 5:30pm

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p: 415-675-8973
e: [email protected]