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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 $30-$50, with an additional one-time paperwork processing charge of $10 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.

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.

Stephanie Haney, L.Ac.  Licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist, Stephanie provides integrative healthcare based on the traditions of Chinese medicine.  This foundation is complemented with the use of orthopedic massage, functional medicine, and food-based approaches to align her clients with their natural state of wellness. Stephanie successfully treats pain and sports injuries, supports reproductive and hormonal health, and emotional well being. Since earning her Master of Science at The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Stephanie has continued her studies in sports medicine with Whitfield Reaves, prenatal massage with Carole Osborne, and fertility care with Jane Lyttleton.  Stephanie brings over 15 years experience in reproductive health services and advocacy. She has been a health educator for Planned Parenthood, birth doula for San Francisco General Hospital, and board member for The Women’s Community Clinic. 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.

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.

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.

Erica McDonnell, DACM, L.Ac., is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She received both her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Her clinical experience includes working for the HIV and HepC Prevention Project of Alameda County, the ACTCM Acupuncture Clinic, ACTCM Community Ear Clinic, and GLIDE Health Services Clinic. Erica is a skilled practitioner who pays close attention to detail and strives to  provide individualized treatments that will improve the health and well being of her patients. She utilizes both acupuncture and herbs to aid the body in neuro-muscular reeducation and healing. Erica has experience treating a wide range of health conditions including fatigue, chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, and digestive disorders. However, she is specifically interested in mental and emotional wellness – addressing conditions such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Erica has also been trained in the use of other Chinese medicine modalities including cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na, Moxabustion, and electrical stimulation.

 

ericrosenbergheadshotEric Rosenberg, L.Ac., CMT is a California state licensed Acupuncturist and certified massage therapist. He received his Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco with certificates in both Shiatsu and Tui Na therapy. 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 Acupuncture orthopedics, as well as Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Eric is a dedicated clinician who listens to the needs of his clients and works to improve their health and well-being. With a specialization in musculoskeletal injuries and pain management, he offers treatments that are based in both the fundamentals and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western anatomy, by utilizing the various meridians and acupuncture points to effectively influence and harmonize the body as well as manual therapy techniques to facilitate  soft tissue recovery and pain relief. 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.

Linda Bizheng Wu, L.Ac, CMT is a licensed acupuncturist and certified massage therapist in California. She graduated from the Master of Chinese Medicine program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). She recently completed an externship in the Acupuncture and Tuina department at the busiest Chinese Medicine hospital in Chengdu, China. Additional clinical experience includes the CPMC Stroke Care Center and the ACTCM Acupuncture Clinic, Community Ear Clinic, and Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. Linda has trained under and works with Phil Cusick, L.Ac, an expert in pain management and herbal medicine. Informed by years of teaching yoga and practicing bodywork, Linda treats repetitive and work-related injuries, helps patients manage stress, and advocates for health cultivation in body and mind. She is known for her expert diagnostic and hands-on bodywork skills and her thoughtful and compassionate care. Furthermore, Linda enjoys working with herbal medicine, whether to treat a cough or improve general health. Prior to Chinese medicine, Linda worked for 10+ years in I.T. She loves backpacking around the globe and tries to learn how to cook a different dish in each place she visits. For personal health, she enjoys working out, biking, and practicing Tai Chi. She also speaks fluent mandarin.

Alexandria Steppe, LMT/CMT Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011, Alexandria has worked in gyms, spas, private practice, as well as in-home & corporate massage in New York City, New Jersey and now San Francisco. This experience has allowed her to work with clients who present with a variety of ailments including stress/tension, fatigue, lower back pain, overuse syndromes such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, Sciatica, post surgery recovery, even Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She likes to combine techniques from massage modalities (Deep-Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports Massage) to customize a session for each client based on their needs and lifestyle. While studying Advanced Eastern Massage at Swedish Institute, she developed a passion for Chinese Medicine and the theories of treatment. Within a couple years of graduation, Alex moved to San Francisco to continue her education. She graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in April 2017. Along with her MSTCM she learned more about Cupping, Tui Na (Chinese massage), Gua Sha and Moxabustion and used these modalities regularly in the school acupuncture clinic.

In addition to working and school, Alex has volunteered at events such as the New York City Marathon and AIDS/Life Cycle (SF-LA) providing sport massage to athletes during and after the events. She also volunteered as a Client Service Coordinator and Heath Educator at the Women’s Community Clinic as well as front desk staff here at San Francisco Community Acupuncture. Alex’s goal is to listen to her clients and assist them in achieving wellness, reduce stress and relieve pain from injury and overuse.

 

 

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News and Updates

We’re happy to announce

TWO NEW OFFERINGS AT SFCA!

  • Sound Healing
  • Guided Meditation

Guided Meditation will happen at 7:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month beginning October 20, 2017. Sessions will be about 40 minutes and are donation-based. Suggested donation $5-15. No appointment necessary, just drop in.

Sound Healing is by appointment only and will happen at 7:00pm on the following dates:

  • October 7, 13, 14, 15
  • November 5, 10, 12, 18, 19, 25
  • December 2, 3, 8, 10, 16, 22

These sessions are $40, payable in advance at the time of booking. You may book online or by calling the front desk.

For both offerings, doors will lock promptly at 7:10pm and late arrivals cannot be accommodated!

Questions? Feel free to call the clinic!

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

Contact Us

p: 415-675-8973
e: [email protected]