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

We offer sliding-scale treatments ranging from $30-$50, with an additional $10 charge for the first visit. You decide what you can afford within that range.


Rebecca 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. Jennifer speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Alice deYoung, L.Ac. My passion is to create accessible, dignified, and non-judgmental settings that support patient-centered healthcare.  I hold a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed my under-graduate at UC Berkeley.  Before finding Chinese medicine, I contributed to care at Lyon-Martin Health services, an LGBTQI Community Clinic, and Golden Gate OB-GYN, both in San Francisco.  While at ACTCM, my background in social justice and commitment to integrated health afforded me to provide trauma-informed care to under-resourced communities at GLIDE Memorial Clinic, and ACTCM Community and Auricular Clinics; I continue this work as a volunteer Acu-Punk at HealthRight360.  As a Bay Area native raised in Parma, Italy, I am fluent in Italian and Spanish, and always love learning new languages as a humbling way of building community.

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.

Danielle Benson, L.Ac, Over the past ten or more years Chinese Medicine has been an important tool to Danielle in treating her own chronic pain. She avoided going back to school to studying it for a number of years but you can only avoid your destiny for so long. Before medicine, Danielle made food, art and helped to foster creative communities. Now she does a lot of work within under-served communities to support and meet people where they’re at, whether that’s dealing with addiction, chronic pain or PTSD. Danielle loves helping people to feel less pain in their bodies in order to restore homeostasis to their physical body and spirit.

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. Linda speaks fluent mandarin.

Carla Chan, L.Ac, MSTCM is a licensed acupuncturist in California. She received her Master degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM).  She has followed Dr. Frank He and worked in his integrative sports injuries clinic for 4 years and have interned at CMPC post-surgery recovery center for 3 months.  She also works at the fertility clinic focusing on infertility, GYN irregularities and postpartum wellness.  During her study, she is particularly interested in stress management and mental wellness.  Carla has a corporate background prior transition to TCM.  She understands very well how stress could deeply affect our balance in life and our mental health.  She has taken additional classes with Dr. Yvonne Farrell’s, the author of Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, to offer different approach for chronic emotional stress.  Carla speaks fluent Cantonese and some Mandarin.

Emily Edmonds L.Ac. is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California. Emily has worked at the UCSF Benioff Children’s hospital in Mission Bay providing community style acupuncture to hospital staff. Additionally, she has done post-graduate training working with the UC Berkeley Athletics department treating sports injuries and orthopedic conditions for college athletes. Emily’s clinical focus is on orthopedics, autoimmune disorders, and endocrine disorders.

Alexandria Steppe, L.Ac. Originally from the East Coast, Alex received her massage training (1200+hrs) at the acclaimed Swedish Institute: College of Health Sciences in 2011 and has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist in both New York City and New Jersey until fulfilling her dream by moving to San Francisco in 2013. Alex has worked as a LMT in gyms, spas, in-home and corporate chair massage & sporting events. She moved to San Francisco continuing her education and training at ACTCM in Potrero Hill to become a Licensed Acupuncturist. Alex’s didactic and clinical ‘hands on’ training at ACTCM provided her with acupuncture experience ranging from treating chronic pain (which acupuncture is well known for) and illness to stress reduction, mental and emotional wellness. She truly believes that when the body is in harmony, many symptoms of dis-ease will subside.

Vikky McArthur, L.Ac is a California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.  She is continually amazed by the healing potential of the human body and is dedicated to helping people transform their health.  She has treated a variety of conditions, including fertility, insomnia, stress, period pain, autoimmune disorders and musculoskeletal pain, and loves creating a safe and cosy space in which to heal. Vikky received a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.  While a student, she completed additional coursework in auricular (ear) acupuncture and in the use of acupuncture to treat emotional distress. She has also completed advanced post-graduate training in facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

Jorge Intal, L.Ac, Phd, DOCH is a specialist in the practice of community acupuncture and integrative community medicine.  He possesses over 15 years of clinical experience and training with a focus on providing compassionate, patient-centered primary care.  Dr. Intal has practiced at Kaiser Permanente, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area.  He was awarded a PhD by Zhejiang Chinese Medical  University.  He also holds a clinical doctorate in acupuncture and Asian medicine and a master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and completed his bachelor’s in Neuroscience at Brown University.  Dr. Intal’s clinical interests and emphasis include TCM internal medicine, oncology, endocrinology, physical medicine, behavioral health, prevention, wellness and longevity.

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News and Updates

Come welcome our skilled new acupuncturists: Vikky McArthur,Jorge Intal and Connie Chuck. We are open seven days a week!

Does your health insurance cover acupuncture? Call our office at 415-675-8973 and we can verify your acupuncture benefits for you.

Hablamos espanol los Martes y Jueves de 9:00am-2:15pm, los Miercoles de 2:30pm-8pm, los Viernes de 9:00am-1:00pm, y los Sabados de 10:00am-3:00pm.

Mandarin spoken on Mondays 2:30-8pm, Wednesdays 9am-2:15pm and Thursdays from 2:30pm-8pm.

Location and Hours

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

Accessible to persons with disabilities

Monday - Thursday
9am - 8pm

Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

Proudly Caring for Veterans

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p: 415-675-8973
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