Find the Perfect Acupuncturist for You

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Education and Experience

What are your academic credentials?

Did You Know? You don’t need a postgraduate degree in Chinese medicine—or any type of undergrad college degree, for that matter—to legally practice acupuncture in California.


Andrew graduated from Columbia University as a Dean’s List student. He earned a Masters of Science at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), where he graduated at the top of his class while earning an additional Tui Na massage practitioner certification. He also graduated from the Yangsheng Center as a certified qigong exercise and prescription teacher.

Where have you practiced Chinese medicine?

Andrew has treated hundreds of unique patients with clinical experience in private practice and at Kaiser Permanente (Integrative Pain Unit), San Francisco State University (athletic department), Southeast Health Center (Bayview Hunters Point community clinic), ACTCM Community Clinic, DeHaro Auricular Clinic, and ACTCM Tui Na Clinic.


Do you accept my insurance?

Very possibly. It depends on your plan. We are more than happy to find out and get back to you ASAP. The fees listed on this site reflect a discounted rate for patients who are paying without the assistance of insurance.

Will my HSA or FSA account accept acupuncture receipts?

Yes, acupuncture is covered. Herbs are usually covered as well. Your account administrator may want a Letter of Medical Necessity from our office, which we happily provide.


How many needles do you typically use in a treatment?

Andrew practices a classical style that relies on expert diagnosis, masterful point selection, and—as a result—very few needles. A typical treatment will almost never use more than four to eight needles. We do this because this style produces excellent results. An added bonus is our patients appreciate this approach.

Is acupuncture the only Chinese medicine modality you use?

Acupuncture is a powerful and successful treatment modality, yet it is only a fraction of what we provide. Each pillar of Chinese medicine offers unique strengths. We use them all based on proper diagnosis. This includes Tui Na (therapeutic massage), Qigong (self-healing exercise prescriptions), herbs and dietary advice, moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha.

Have you treated my condition before?

This is an excellent question to ask, and it’s part of the reason we offer free consultations. The listed conditions are only a small sample of what we treat . Chances are good that we’ve seen similar conditions to yours. But give us a call and we’ll discuss your condition and our experience with it.


Do you have successful experience treating kids?

Our acupuncturist has a long history of successfully working with children. This is one of his passions. Andrew has seen kids for many conditions including: babies for teething, digestive disorders, sleep problems, and colic; young children for asthma and allergies, Tourette’s syndrome, fevers, attention and school problems, and flu; adolescents for sports injuries, menstrual problems, and nightmares. This is just a small sample of what we treat.

Is acupuncture safe for children?

Yes . . . and effective! We have expert training and experience needling children who are as young as four weeks old. For children under 8 years old, a usual treatment consists of one or two needles which are inserted and removed almost immediately.

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