Our team

Our team

Just like you, each of our providers is unique, with individual strengths, skills, and personality. What they share is a passion and commitment to helping people to heal and optimize their health. All of our acupuncturists are licensed by the State of California, which maintains the nation’s highest standards of practice. Though each provider has specialized experience, they are all able to effectively treat a wide range of conditions. If you would like assistance in selecting a provider, please contact our front desk: 1-415-795-8100 (San Francisco) or 1-650-761-3546 (Daly City).

Our team of licensed acupuncturists includes:

 

Vickie Ho Washington, L.Ac.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Toishan
San Francisco Clinic Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Vickie specializes in pain management, mental health wellness, and digestive disorders. She studied at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, completing internships treating the elderly in a hospice environment and stroke patients in a neurological rehabilitation center. Her family has roots in San Francisco, and operates one of the oldest herb shops in Chinatown. She grew up immersed in the culture of Chinese herbs and attributes her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine to the healing she witnessed in this environment. She is proud to apply her knowledge and skills to assist the community in healing through Chinese medicine.

Catherine Ng, L.Ac.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
San Francisco Clinic Schedule: Thursday
Daly City Clinic Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Catherine specializes in pain management, including acute and chronic pain, stroke, digestive disorders, and emotional stress. She graduated from Five Branches University with a Traditional Chinese Medicine Master's degree, and completed both Massage Practitioner and Qigong Practitioner Certificate Programs. Catherine strongly believes in having a healthy life style with balance of mental wellness, nutrition, and exercises. She does Meditation and Qigong exercises on a weekly basis.

Emily Yuen, L.Ac.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
San Francisco Clinic Schedule: Monday, Wednesday
Daly City Clinic Schedule: Thursday

Emily specializes in pain management, dermatology, stress, digestive issues, and women’s health. She completed her Master’s degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Emily is also certified in Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, as well as Mei Zen protocol for facial acupuncture and weight loss. Before pursuing her career as a Traditional Chinese Medicine provider, Emily was already pursuing medicine, graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Neurology and a minor in Human Development and Nutrition.

Esther Chen, L.Ac.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Teochew
Daly City Clinic Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Esther is a third generation Chinese Medicine provider who specializes in pain, allergies, women’s health, fertility, pediatrics, and dermatology. She received her master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, she apprenticed and worked with Professor Qing Quan Chen, a former liver specialist at Guangzhou First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University in China. She also interned under renowned fertility and gynecology expert, Dr. Lifang Liang, where she treated patients for gynecological issues including menstrual pain and irregularity, infertility, PCOS, and IVF. She treats patients of all ages, including children and young adults.

Songsong Gao, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin
San Francisco Clinic Schedule: Saturday

Songsong specializes in pain management, women’s health, digestive disorders, and stress. She studied at Xinglin College of Liaoning Traditional Chinese Medicine University in China, and received her Master’s degree in TCM from Five Branches University in San Jose. In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist in California, she is also nationally certified in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. She has been a teaching assistant at Five Branches University since 2015.

Joyce He, L.Ac.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin
San Francisco Clinic Schedule: Thursday, Saturday

Joyce specializes in pain management, women’s health, and internal medicine. She graduated from Five Branches University in San Jose with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She began interning at Integrative Sports Medicine Center in 2008, primarily working with neurology and sports medicine patients. She also assisted the clinic’s founder, Frank He, L.Ac., DAOM, with his book Muscle Channel Technique. She spent many years working closely with clinic staff, supervisors, and patients at the Five Branches University Clinic. Joyce was born into a TCM family and naturally developed a fervent passion for health and well-being. She believes that a great doctor takes on others’ worries as their own.

Kenneth Lau, DACM, L.Ac.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Japanese
San Francisco Clinic Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Ken is an adjunct professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he graduated from in 2015. Ken’s clinical experience is focused on the nervous system. When the “nervous system” of eastern medicine is off-balance, it can result in varied diseases ranging anywhere from pain to digestive disorders and especially stress/anxiety. Ken seeks to unite a scientific understanding of the body with a thoughtful understanding of ancient techniques.

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