We offer acupuncture because it plays an integral role in overall health, wellness, & especially pain management. Acupuncture was developed centuries ago and used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In modern times, Acupuncture has been widely researched & studied–showing its efficacy in a variety of ailments and to improve health in the human body.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a vital energy called “chi/qi” flows throughout the body via a system of channels or meridians. Through acupuncture, specific points around the body are selected to open and regulate the appropriate meridians, thus restoring the natural health and function of the body.

Utilize acupuncture at Live Fit Gym to help your fitness journey, whether to calm and soothe stress or address acute pain, musculoskeletal ailments, & more.

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Acupuncture Can Help A Variety of Ailments

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Acupuncture can help in a wide range of physical ailments. Some even report it helps with their overall energy levels, emotional, & mental release. Used alone or in conjunction with conventional treatments, Acupuncture can help optimize the efficacy of other treatments–used synchronically.

Some uses for Acupuncture include, but are not limited to:

· Allergies & Hay Fever
· Asthma
· Common Cold
· Cough & Bronchitis
· Sinusitis

Musculoskeletal Injuries
· Arthritis & Joint Pain
· Bursitis
· Disc problems
· Muscle cramps
· Muscle pain
· Muscle weakness
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Repetitive Stress Injuries
· Sprains & Strains
· Tendonitis

· Abdominal Pain
· Acid Reflux & Indigestion
· Constipation & Diarrhea
· Nausea

· Headaches & Migraines
· Sciatica
· Bladder Dysfunction
· Facial Paralysis/Stroke
· Peripheral Neuropathy
· Post-operative Pain
· Trigeminal Neuralgia

Mental Health
· Anxiety & Depression
· Stress & PTSD

Women’s Health
· Endometriosis
· Fibroids
· Infertility
· Menstrual Disorders
· Menopausal Symptoms
· Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
· Pregnancy Support

· Addictive Disorders
· Dizziness
· Fatigue
· High-Blood Pressure
· Immune system deficiency
· Insomnia
· Sexual Dysfunction
· Skin conditions

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is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture uses very fine needles. Super fine. Smaller than a single strand of human hair. The insertion of the super fine needle is a mild sensation. Some report not feeling anything at all, others share they experience only a minor & brief poke. Immediately, the body begins to release endorphins and anti-inflammatory hormones at the area of the needle insertion. This is where the healing begins. Practitioners report this is when they begin working with Qi/Chi–the energy within the body sustaining the equilibrium of life & biological function.

Patients of Acupuncture have reported feeling an immense emotional release. Which makes sense, as strong emotions are stored within the peripheral nervous system (including trauma*). It’s within this cathartic release that the body can then make room for healing to begin.

*As stated within the book “The Body Keeps The Score” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk.

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Meet Your Acupuncturist

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Dr. Patricia Kim, L.Ac., DCSM

Patricia is very passionate about her work in treating various conditions related to pain management, mental-emotional and spiritual health, internal medicine, facial rejuvenation, women’s health, pelvic floor disorders, digestive issues, and orthopedics/ sports medicine. She integrates the ancient Japanese method of abdominal palpation (Fukushin Kampo) to aid in diagnosis, that is part of her classical herbal training from the Institute of Canonical East Asian Medicine. She is also certified in sports medicine acupuncture and is experienced in pelvic floor dry needling.

For many years, Patricia worked in the demanding field of science research and the fast-paced NYC corporate world, where her health went into a downward spiral. This sparked her journey into self- discovery, where she was led to a transformative meditation practice that revealed the powerful mind- body-spirit connection and ultimately inspired her to become a healer.

Patricia received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degrees, along with a certificate in Medical Qigong from ACTCM at CIIS. Prior to studying TCM, she earned a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Biomedical Chemistry.

It’s time to try acupuncture to help optimize your fitness & wellness journey. let’s book you now:


(415) 682-4623

Monday 4PM-7:30PM


(415) 655-3395

Wednesday 3PM-8PM

Thursday 3PM-8PM

Hayes Valley

(415) 525-4364

Thursday 3PM-8PM

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