The Basics of Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture in San Francisco

One reason why more and more people choose alternative medicine is that they have reached the end of the road with mainstream medicine, and are still not experiencing optimized health. Increasingly, acupuncture is a sought after therapy, which according to the latest research, has been found to be very successful in treating countless medical conditions. Before you look for alternative medicine or acupuncture in San Francisco, it is important to understand the basics underlying both.
Spending time with a professional can help you evaluate whether or not alternative medicine and acupuncture are right for you, while giving you an idea of what the process entails and how it can help with a specific condition.
What is Acupuncture?
Simply put, acupuncture involves a sequence of weekly or biweekly treatments in a clinical setting to treat your health conditions. The experience is relaxing, and may involve the application of heat or cupping. It is often used in combination with traditional medical treatments in San Francisco and has been known to improve a number of conditions, from low immunity to irritable bowel syndrome.
Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is gaining acceptance not just with the public but with physicians as well. Acupuncture has proven to be effective in a number of areas related to healthcare as well as in the treatment of pain, allergies, depression, insomnia, and stress, with patients across San Francisco. These treatments take approximately 50 minutes but depend entirely on a patient’s condition.
What Does it Cost?
This depends entirely upon the quality of acupuncture treatment a patient opts for, the condition being treated, and the number of treatments needed.  Speak to a trained professional to understand how the process will resolve your specific health issue, and get a sense of how long your treatment plan may be.
Contact Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness
Staff members at Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness in San Francisco are trained, experienced and dedicated to helping you understand the benefits of acupuncture therapy. Contact us for any information you may need, or for advice today.

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Amanda Moler is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fertility acupuncturist (FABORM), serving San Francisco, CA.  Her educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Antioch College in 2001 and in 2010, her master’s degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2008, she also attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL for education on acupuncture and oriental medicine. Asa Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she has gained recognition for treating complex women fertility cases, providing guidance on painful side-effects of drugs, hormones, and maintaining the overall well-being of women. Follow Anchor Acupuncture and Amanda Moler on Facebook , Instagram, LinkedIn.