Our Clinic

Clinic_Header_7-2014 Welcome to the ACTCM Acupuncture & Herbal Teaching Clinic.  We are proud to be diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco since 1981. Our teaching clinics have been recognized for excellence in patient care and named “Best of the Bay” in service. Clinic Reception (415) 282-9603 or click here to request an appointment.

Our Clinics

Our mission is to provide effective, affordable treatment for a wide variety of conditions and diseases using acupuncture, herbs, and other healing modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

(Main Clinic)

The ACTCM Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic, founded in 1981, is a community-oriented teaching clinic. ACTCM clinical interns are in the final phase of a rigorous four-year program taught by experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine healing techniques. Interns treat patients under the direct supervision of clinical faculty who are California licensed acupuncturists. Our clinical faculty consists of extensively trained practitioners who have been selected for their expertise, areas of specialty, experience working in holistic medicine, and thorough knowledge of today’s health conditions. The main clinic is at 450 Connecticut Street between 19th and 20th Street in Portrero Hill. Call us: (415) 282-9603.

Monday – Thursday8:30am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday8:30am – 5:00pm

Acupuncture Treatments

There are three different treatment options available with interns: single intern, paired intern, and group (4 interns). All interns are supervised and consult with a clinic faculty supervisor.  Depending on your treatment plan, you may also be offered the following additional treatments: cupping, moxabustion, electro-stimulation and chinese herbs.

Herbal Treatments

The ACTCM Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic features its own full-service herbal dispensary that carries an extensive selection of high-quality Chinese herbal medicine including raw herbs, powdered herbs and herbal pills at an affordable cost.

Faculty Treatments

At our main clinic you have the opportunity to receive treat from one of our acclaimed and experienced ACTCM faculty. Our faculty have various specialties and backgrounds including: orthopedics, gynecology, Internal medicine, among others.
Faculty Hours 

Acupuncture Rates

The ACTCM Clinic offers its acupuncture services on a sliding scale, $45 – $65, based on income. Reduced rates of $35 are available for students with current student ID and low-income senior citizens age 62 and older. Faculty treatments are offered at $98. The ACTCM Clinic also has a discount for Medi-Cal patients. Please call for pricing information.


Ear Clinic: Pioneer Square De Haro Street (Mon & Wed.)

The Auricular (Ear) Clinic was started in 1994 as a donation-based community clinic with the mission to provide quality holistic medicine in a safe and welcoming environment to members of the public who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Some of the more common health complaints treated are pain relief, smoking cessation, PMS, stress relief and drug addiction recovery. Patients are seen on a drop-in, first come, first served basis. Treatment sessions typically last between 20-40 minutes, and are performed in a group setting while patients relax in a chair. Our ear clinic is located at our Pioneer Campus on 555 De Haro Street in Potrero Hill. Call us: (415) 355-1601, ext. 313.

Ear Clinic Hours
Monday1:30pm – 4:15pm
Wednesday9am – 11:45am

Ear Clinic – CIIS Mission Street (Tues.)

Since the merger of ACTCM with CIIS in 2015, the goal of integrative, holistic healing has been further by installing an auricular clinic at the CIIS Center For Somatic Psychotherapy in the Financial District of San Francisco. The acupuncture interns are under the supervision of Jonathan Wheeler, L.Ac.

The Ear Acupuncture Clinic as CIIS is located at 1453 Mission Street on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:15pm. Please keep in mind that it is best reachable by public transportation; CIIS is near the (Van Ness station).

Ear Clinic Hours
Tuesday1pm – 4:45pm

For more information, please call: (415) 282-9603.

Auricular (Ear) Clinic Rates: Suggested Donation $5. No appointment necessary.

Massage Treatments

Tui Na Massage Tui Na is an ancient form of Chinese physical therapy approximately 2000 years old using traction, massage and manipulation in conjunction with the stimulation of acupressure points. It provides stress relief and treats, or complements the treatment of, many conditions including musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

Tui Na Hours:
Monday             5pm – 9pm
Tuesday             1pm – 8:20pm
Wednesday        1pm – 8:20pm
Thursday            9am – 1pm

Shiatsu Massage
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork similar to acupressure and acupuncture that concentrates on unblocking the flow of Qi (energy) and restoring balance in the body in order to promote self-healing. Shiatsu massage treats common psychological and physical complaints such as depression, anxiety, nausea, stiffness, headaches, arthritis, cramps, or pulled muscles.

Shiatsu Hours:
Tuesday              9am – 12:20pm
Thursday            5pm – 9pm

Reiki Hours:
Tuesday             9am – 12:20pm
Thursday           5pm – 9pm

Forms of Payment
We accept the following: cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, and many insurance plans.

Cancellation Policy
We require 24 hours notice for all cancellations. Patients who must cancel an appointment and are unable to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice will be charged a cancellation fee of $20.  Request an Appointment


Clinic Reception (415) 282-9603 or click here to request an appointment.
Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic: 450 Connecticut Street San Francisco, CA 94107  Parking available.

Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

The Women’s Resource Center is primarily a day treatment center for women released from the San Francisco jail that offers a variety of resources to help women transition back into the community. Acupuncture interns provide auricular acupuncture in a group setting to support women participating in WRC programs. For more information about WRC visit their website at http://nicic.gov/wodp/program/92-womens-resource-center-wrc.