Add Acupuncture to Your Health Regimen

Through the insertion and stimulation of very thin needles, acupuncture activates the self-healing mechanisms of the body, encouraging it to return to a natural state of balance and equilibrium, and thus to optimal health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a vital energy called “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.

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Patricia J. Kim, LAc, DACM

Dr. Patricia J. Kim is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing Chinese medicine in an integrative setting at the Hayes Valley and Nob Hill locations. She strongly believes in educating her patients on how to take control of their health using a more natural holistic approach.

After working in the field of science research for many years, Patricia found herself wanting to help and work with people more closely. This desire in addition to a deeply transformative meditation practice that revealed the powerful mind-body-spirit connection, was the inspiration to share her healing journey with the world by becoming a healer.

Patricia received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degrees from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) at CIIS in San Francisco with a certificate in Tui Na. She has also completed over 400 hours of training in a 2-year formal Qigong Certificate Program under the instruction of Dr. Liping Zhu.

Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, she earned a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Biomedical Chemistry. Her clinical experience includes working at GLIDE Compassionate Healthcare, the Lifelong Ashby Center in Berkeley, CMPC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Integrative Fertility, Zazen, Paradigm Treatment Center and as a Clinical Assistant for Misha Cohen, OMD.

Her specialties include:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain Relief
  • Stress, anxiety, emotional imbalances and spiritual health
  • Internal Medicine
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Digestive Issues
  • Preventive health and cultivating longevity

Benefits of Acupuncture

·  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
·  tendinitis

·  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

Book an Appointment

Call: 415 525-4364 to book