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San Francisco Acupuncturists

Amanda Moler

Women seeking a San Francisco acupuncturist rely on Amanda Moler for her specialty in, and passion for, women’s health and fertility issues. She works with women on many levels: mitigating side effects of drugs and hormones, guiding them through lifestyle changes, and optimizing health for their desired outcome.

 

​With a background in meditation and natural health, Amanda listens on a deep level to what her patients say and how they respond to treatment. She is honored to witness and support all aspects of the human experience, including the struggle, challenge, and joy that comes with helping new life come into the world. Her visits include a truly comprehensive look at wellness, including history, nutrition, sleep, digestion, and stress. For each patient, she develops a customized treatment plan, which could include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, and heat therapy, as well as exercise, massage, and nutrition. Amanda establishes a deep and therapeutic rapport with each of her patients that provides a lasting context for ongoing healing.

 

Amanda works closely with western practitioners, including OB/GYNs, reproductive endocrinologists, and she is intimately familiar with tests, medications, schedules, and procedures associated with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Amanda also draws on her vast network of referrals, including medical doctors, and many kinds of therapists and body workers. As a fellow of the board of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she is recognized to treat complex fertility cases. At the heart of her work is a deeply trusting relationship with her patients, one that naturally allows the healing response to happen faster. This synergistic bond gives the space for women to truly listen and understand what their body is telling them. Her goal is to stay open to their energy, and guide them to where they need to go.

 

Amanda has spent a significant amount of time with powerful female healers. In India and Burma, she studied traditional medicine with local healers treating patients with herbal medicine. During acupuncture school, she had several internships at clinics that focused on women’s health, giving her hands-on experience and a deep appreciation of this work and a desire to carry it forward. With this experience, she carries deep reverence of the complexity of women’s bodies, and the integration that happens when woman’s systems come into balance in order to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy. Ultimately, her passion lies not just in specific outcomes for women, but in helping them unfold into overall greater health and well-being.

 

Amanda spends her time outside the clinic with her 6-year-old son, her 7 little chickies, a thriving compost heap and bountiful garden.

 

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Coreen Gutierrez

Coreen Gutierrez, M.S., L.Ac, is a San Francisco acupuncturist and herbalist, specializing in Women’s Health. In addition to being fully versed in fertility, pregnancy, and menopause care, Coreen has a passion for Facial Rejuvenation. Coreen’s healing philosophy begins with empowering her patients to nurture their innate capacity for optimal well-being and self care. She focuses on helping women transition into new chapters and decades of their lives, boosting their energy and beauty from the inside out. She believes that aging well and gracefully, both inside and out, can set an honest, beautiful, and toxic-free standard for women of all ages. She strives to make an impact in personal care that inspires women to lead with wisdom, intelligence, soul, and authenticity.

 

In accordance with the Anchor tradition, visits with Coreen are based in a comprehensive look at wellness: medical history, nutrition, sleep, digestion, and stress are all taken into account. For each patient, she develops a customized treatment plan, which could include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, and heat therapy, as well as exercise, massage, and nutrition.

 

Coreen received her four-year Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM in San Francisco, is both a California and a Nationally Certified acupuncturist. Coreen has lived in San Francisco for more than 15 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, has a fierce love of cooking, and enjoys cuddling her dog, Peanut.

 

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Rachele Lam

Rachele is a clinical intern at Anchor Acupuncture and finishing her doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. In addition to her clinical training (with special interest in women’s health, stress, cosmetic acupuncture, and pain), she is also involved in acupuncture research led by the Osher Center at UCSF.

 

Previously, Rachele had a career in technology. Faced with a series of crippling, stress-related health issues, she turned to Chinese medicine to heal and ground herself. She regained a sense of calm and clarity that allowed her to thrive in all facets of her life. Wanting to share the transformational effects of the medicine, she decided to change careers and use Chinese medicine to help others in need of support and self-care. Her healing practice is nurturing, approachable, and empowering.

 

Janet Vlasaty-Smith

Janet is our office administrative assistant. She works behind the scenes with our newsletter, scheduling, emails, and answers phone calls.  Janet was an elementary school teacher for 13 years prior to taking time off to raise her family. She has four children: Savannah, Harper, Haven, and Hudson.

 

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Deidra Tagliarino

Deidra is our anchor in billing. She is responsible for providing all our patients with SuperBills. We couldn’t keep this ship afloat without her.

 

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