An acupuncturist is a healthcare provider who specializes in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves needle therapy—inserting very thin needles into the skin to promote alternative pain relief, healing and wellness. Acupuncture, or skin needling, can improve a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including pain and psychological disorders, as well as maintain health and improve energy levels.
An acupuncturist typically:
- Reviews and evaluates a patient’s health history and current conditions and symptoms
- Explains acupuncture treatments and other complementary treatments including acupressure and herbal supplements
- Determines where to insert the acupuncture needles
- Provides acupuncture and related therapies
There are 589 specialists practicing Acupuncture in San Francisco, CA with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 5 hospitals near San Francisco, CA with affiliated Acupuncture specialists, including UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus and Lutheran Medical Center.