Our Clinics



As of 5:00 pm, Saturday, March 14, ACTCM, including all its Ear Clinics, will be closed through the end of our Summer Semester on August 17, 2020. The decision to close until then was made in consideration of health concerns related to Covid-19 and to multiple institutional closures citywide; affecting our patients, students, faculty, and staff.

Please use the links provided on our homepage to attain further information about Covid-19 or click on the link below to visit the website for the CDC and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.



We look forward to seeing all of you when we reopen and appreciate all the support we’ve received, not just in the past few weeks but from our founding in 1980.

About Us

The ACTCM Acupuncture and Herbal Clinics are community-oriented teaching clinics that have been treating patients for almost 40 years. Our 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. They are 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. Our teaching clinics have been recognized for excellence in patient care and named “Best of the Bay” in service. We welcome those in need of holistic healthcare regardless of ethnicity, gender identification, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and citizenship status.

Services we offer: acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tui na/shiatsu massage, herbal prescription

To request an appointment, please call the clinic reception at 415-282-9603 or click here.

Locations & Hours

ACTCM Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic 

Monday through Thursday 8:30am–9pm
Friday through Saturday 8:30am–5pm
Sunday Closed

450 Connecticut St., (between 19th and 20th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: 415-282-9603

Ear Clinic: CIIS Mission Street   – Closed until further notice – 

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and for the safety of our patients, students, staff, and faculty, the Ear Clinics on Mission Street will be closed until further notice. We ask that you keep checking with this page or call the ACTCM Clinic front desk for the most up-to-date information on our operation hours.

The merger of ACTCM with CIIS in 2015 has helped us further our goal of offering integrative, holistic healing to our Bay Area communities. The Ear Clinic acupuncture interns at CIIS are under the supervision of Joey Bennett, L.Ac on Mondays and Scott Phelps, LAc. on Fridays. Treatments are free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-10 per session. Parking is strictly metered street parking or at nearby parking garages on 10th Street. The nearest bus lines servicing our SOMA location is the 9, 9R, 14, and 47.

Ear Clinic Hours


1:30 pm – 4:15 pm

9:00 am – 11:45 am

1453 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-282-9603

Treatment Pricing

Acupuncture Treatment By Intern (All interns are supervised and consult with a clinic faculty supervisor)
Private treatment* (sliding scale, based on income)                             $35-65
Reduced rates for students w/ ID, low-income seniors over 62          $35

We also offer discount for Medi-Cal patients. Please call for pricing information.

*Patients have the option of receiving treatments one-on-one with an intern level student under the supervision of our licensed faculty, or in a group setting with a licensed faculty and 4 trainee level students. Student interns are in their final year of training towards a Masters or Doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and student trainees are in their second and third year of training.

Acupuncture Treatment By ACTCM Faculty & Alumni
Private treatment                                                                                          $98

Asian Massage/Bodywork 
All sessions are priced at $45 for 30 minutes or $80 for 60 minutes.

Our Asian massage/bodywork therapists are Nikola Zunic (Tui na) and Greg Willis (Tui na & Shiatsu).

Monday 1 pm–9 pm (Tui na & Shiatsu)
Tuesday 9 am-8:20 pm (Tui na)
Wednesday 9 am-8:20 pm (Tui na)
Friday 1 pm-5 pm (Tui na)
Saturday 10 am-2 pm (Tui na)

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

Forms of Payment
We accept the following: cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, HSA’s, FSA’s and many PPO 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