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Anita Lang-Bakar,LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist

Acupucture and Wellness

San Francisco, CA
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Recent Reviews
5.0 of 5 (4)
" Skip the spa. Forget the massage. Acupuncture will do more for your immediate and long term well-being than any 30-, 60-, or 90-minute massage has ever done to relax, refocus, and to recenter me and relieve my chronic woes and bodily ailments. My spine looks like someone threw me down a flight of stairs, and I've recently begun seeing a chiropractor. To supplement that relief, I also began seeing Anita at Driftwood. From the very first session I could tell she is both knowledgeable and professional. Be sure to rely on her encyclopedic mastery of herbs, healthy eating, and Eastern and Western medical philosophies. She's a wealth of information and a gentle healer-- the best I've ever visited!"
"My first acupuncture tx and first visit with Anita, and what an impression she left on me. While there are many who posses knowledge, it is rare to find a practitioner who understands the difference between practicing medicine and healing. It was evident from her thorough intake and assessment that she regarded me as a whole entity, understanding that our organs and energy are interwoven. Though I came in with a primary complaint, I quickly appreciated that my symptoms were not isolated. Her explanations and rationale for her recommendations were simple and easy to follow. Anita's humanizing approach to healing gave me optimism that I will overcome my symptoms. I look forward to future treatments with her. I highly recommend her."
​"Can't say enough good things about Anita and being treated by her. I was recently diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, a temporary facial paralysis caused by an inflamed facial nerve. From the first meeting I was confident Anita could help and from the first session, I was thrilled by the results. She was professional, caring, and extremely knowledgable. After each session I immediately saw results and my condition was definitely improving quickly. Anita is a healer that truly cares about your well being and strives to make peoples lives healthier and happier. Could not be happier that I found Anita and have had the opportunity to be treated by her."
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License, Credentials & Experience

Licensed Acupuncturist
California Department of Consumer Affairs Acupuncture Board , #13864

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Endorsements
Tui Na Massage
Endorsed by Daniel Martin, MS, LAc, CMT and 3 others
Acupuncture
Endorsed by Daniel Martin, MS, LAc, CMT and 2 others
Skin Rashes
Endorsed by Daniel Martin, MS, LAc, CMT and 1 others

Practice Locations & Hours

San Francisco
3727 Buchanan St, Suite 204, San Francisco CA 94123, United States
Mon: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

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About me

Anita Lang-Bakar is a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and a nationally certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

She obtained her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco.

She is a certified Massage Therapist in Tuina, a Chinese form of bodywork that complements her holistic approach to healing.

She has accumulated over 1000 hours of clinical experience at the ACTCM Community Clinic and the ACTCM Auricular Clinic as well as at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.

She also went to the Chengdu University of TCM in Sichuan, China, to further her knowledge by getting a certificate and doing rotations in Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Respiratory diseases, Gastro-intestinal and Cardiovascular diseases as well as Pain Management and Dermatology.

She is often found attending seminars and classes to further her education as she thrives to be at the forefront of what Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine have to offer in order to provide her patients with the best possible care.

Anita’s areas of specialty include Pain Management, working with Athletes & Sports Injuries, Stress/Anxiety and Insomnia, Neurological diseases (Parkinsons, Bell's Palsy, MS) as well as internal medicine.

Anita was born and raised in France as well as in Morocco and Germany. She then came to the United States to receive her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Smith College in Massachusetts. She worked on Wall Street and in finance for 20 years and is the proud mother of twin girls.

Anita's fluency in English, French, German, Spanish and Hungarian enables her to bring Chinese Medicine and healing to a wide variety of people.


Anita Lang-Bakar Reviews
5.0 of 5 (4)
" Skip the spa. Forget the massage. Acupuncture will do more for your immediate and long term well-being than any 30-, 60-, or 90-minute massage has ever done to relax, refocus, and to recenter me and relieve my chronic woes and bodily ailments. My spine looks like someone threw me down a flight of stairs, and I've recently begun seeing a chiropractor. To supplement that relief, I also began seeing Anita at Driftwood. From the very first session I could tell she is both knowledgeable and professional. Be sure to rely on her encyclopedic mastery of herbs, healthy eating, and Eastern and Western medical philosophies. She's a wealth of information and a gentle healer-- the best I've ever visited!"
"My first acupuncture tx and first visit with Anita, and what an impression she left on me. While there are many who posses knowledge, it is rare to find a practitioner who understands the difference between practicing medicine and healing. It was evident from her thorough intake and assessment that she regarded me as a whole entity, understanding that our organs and energy are interwoven. Though I came in with a primary complaint, I quickly appreciated that my symptoms were not isolated. Her explanations and rationale for her recommendations were simple and easy to follow. Anita's humanizing approach to healing gave me optimism that I will overcome my symptoms. I look forward to future treatments with her. I highly recommend her."
​"Can't say enough good things about Anita and being treated by her. I was recently diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, a temporary facial paralysis caused by an inflamed facial nerve. From the first meeting I was confident Anita could help and from the first session, I was thrilled by the results. She was professional, caring, and extremely knowledgable. After each session I immediately saw results and my condition was definitely improving quickly. Anita is a healer that truly cares about your well being and strives to make peoples lives healthier and happier. Could not be happier that I found Anita and have had the opportunity to be treated by her."
"I cannot express how incredibly grateful I feel to have met Anita. I had been experiencing severe, debilitating lower back pain, and a family friend highly recommended Anita to me. I called her right away, and she was able to see me the very next day. I was very apprehensive about getting acupuncture, because I have a needle phobia, but Anita was incredibly patient with me, and went over my health history in great detail. She was so kind, calm, and knowledgeable, and definitely put me at ease right away. She is a master at her craft, and a true healer. My back pain is now nearly gone, and I cannot thank her enough."





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