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Meet Our Acupuncturists

Just like you, each of our providers is unique, with individual strengths, skills, and personalities. 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.

Vickie Ho Washington, L.Ac.

English, Cantonese, Taishanese

San Francisco: Monday, 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.

Emily Yuen, L.Ac.

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

San Francisco: Friday
Daly City: Tuesday, 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.

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Teochew

Daly City: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Excelsior: Tuesday

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.

English, Mandarin

San Francisco: 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.

English, Mandarin

San Francisco: 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.

English, Cantonese, Japanese

San Francisco: 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.

Lykos Yang, L.Ac.

English, Mandarin

San Francisco: Thursday
Daly City: Tuesday, Friday
Excelsior: Wednesday, Saturday

Lykos specializes in pain management, including acute and chronic symptoms, post-surgical recovery, stress management, sleep and digestion disorders. He received his Master’s degree in TCM from Five Branches University in San Jose where he has worked as a student advisor and teaching assistant. Growing up, Lykos was exposed to TCM theory, acupuncture, and herbal medicine in his parents’ TCM clinic in Taiwan; this motivated him to later pursue TCM as a career. He believes that life should be a balance of the five elements (WuXing) and that mental health is just as important as physical health.

Amy Jiang, L.Ac.

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

San Francisco: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Amy specializes in pain management, fertility and women’s health, and sports medicine. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology before completing her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University. She is also a nationally certified NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She has experience working in an integrative medicine clinic and enjoys collaborating with other health providers. Amy incorporates nutrition and lifestyle modification into her treatment plans, focuses on the importance of prevention, and is excited to get to know you and help you achieve your health goals.

Cecilia Wong Leung, L.Ac.

English, Cantonese, Taishanese

Daly City: Monday

Cecilia specializes in pain management and elder care. She studied at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and apprenticed with Master Huang Zhen Zhong, a former orthopedics specialist at Guangzhou Chinese Medicine Hospital in China. From her apprenticeship with Master Huang, Cecilia is particularly skilled in treating pain and other neurological issues, whether from traumatic injury or chronic stress, including stroke, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, back, neck, and joint pain. Cecilia has studied with Dr. Richard Tan and uses advanced techniques in Balance Method. Cecilia herself was born at Chinese Hospital, and feels especially honored to have the opportunity to promote the integration of Chinese and Western medicine in the community where she was born and raised.

Saya Zhang, L.Ac.

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

San Francisco: Tuesday, Thursday

Saya specializes in fertility, women’s health, and chronic pain management. She received her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose, where she spent many years working closely with clinic staff, supervisors, and patients. Saya is also expected to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2023. Before becoming a TCM practitioner, Saya was a nurse and received her Master’s degree in Health Care Management. She strongly believes that TCM can improve inner wellness and achieve the ultimate balance of body.