Traditional Chinese Medicine


Acpuncture and Integrative Medical Practice

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses acupuncture, herbs, cupping and moxibustion as a complementary and integrated treatment with conventional medicine. Many of our patients have discovered that integrating Eastern and Western medicine can deliver improved results for difficult-to-treat conditions.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
by Appointment

450 Sutter St. - Suite 840
San Francisco, CA 94108


Which health issues does TCM & Acupuncture treat?

In the right hands, acupuncture and other TCM approaches such as herbs, cupping and moxibustion are often extremely helpful complements to an integrative treatment plan for many issues, including:

  • Women’s health
  • Wellness and preventive medicine
  • Pain management
  • Addiction treatment, detox and withdrawal management
  • Anxiety, depression and attention problems
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • And other complex conditions.

Our Doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Portia Barnblatt,

Dr. Portia Chan Barnblatt, DAOM, LAc earned her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco in 1996.

In 1997 she completed a post-graduate internship at the Yue Yang TCM Hospital in Shanghai. In 1998 she completed a year long acupuncture orthopedic program taught by Dr. Fred Lerner, DC and had extensive training in Auricular Acupuncture with Dr. Li-Chun Huang, and Scalp Acupuncture with Dr. Ming Qin Zhu.

In the mid-2000s she practiced as a research acupuncturist for post-open heart surgery patients at UCSF.