Acupuncture has a long history as one of the most dependable and safest medical therapies used today. An acupuncture treatment should not be painful. Once the needles are placed, most of our patients feel relaxed, peaceful and they often take a brief, restorative nap. 

At Circle Community Acupuncture, we regularly treat pain (acute and chronic), stress, anxiety, depression, allergies, low energy, low immunity, colds, flus, menstrual disorders, poor digestion, insomnia and fertility.

Acupuncture can be used to address acute injuries, manage chronic health conditions, prepare for surgery, manage post surgery swelling or pain, lower one’s dosage of pain medication and transition off of anti-depressants (while also under a doctor’s care).


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Acupuncture is used to treat:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, grief and emotional support

  • Respiratory challenges: acute or lingering cold symptoms, sinusitis, asthma, frequent colds or flus, allergies

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, colitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease

  • Osteoarthritis: neck, back pain and other musculoskeletal issues (hand, elbow, shoulder, knee, hip, foot)

  • Fertility, painful periods, hormone irregularities, PMS, PCOS, menopause

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy, TMJ, muscle spasms, neuropathy

  • Autoimmune disorders: hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Skin disorders: eczema, psoriasis, acne, hives

  • Addiction to carbs, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, etc.

  • Fatigue, discomfort, nausea and other side effects associated with chemotherapy

Side effects with acupuncture are rare but soreness, minor bleeding or bruising where the needles are inserted may occur. Single-use disposable needles are always used. 

If you are curious whether acupuncture can treat your specific health concern, please call us at 415-864-1070. We'd be happy to speak with you about whether acupuncture would be beneficial for you.