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Denise Cicuto, L.Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist

I help people live beyond emotional and physical pain.

San Francisco, CA
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5.0 of 5 (2)
I spent over 5 years of my life here. The teachers and staff were beyond compare. The experiences I shared within those walls were the most rewarding of my life. I met the most inspirational people; we shared our joy, our pain, our laughter, our tears. This place was truly a home away from home and a family like no other.
Great faculty, and a well designed curriculum. Super helpful admin too! I'm so happy I chose Yo San!!!

License, Credentials & Experience

Licensed Acupuncturist
California Department of Consumer Affairs Acupuncture Board , #11729

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Pregnancy Related Back Pain
Pregnancy Pain
Pregnancy

Practice Locations & Hours

San Francisco
1700 Union St, San Francisco CA 94123, United States
Mon: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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About me

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs helped me recover from a very painful gynecological condition. My friend Elyse Tera was in acupuncture school and suggested I come to the clinic for treatment. I got significantly better and no longer needed painkillers.

Acupuncture changed my life. I was inspired to give something back. I had been working in payroll but decided to apply to acupuncture school and focus on women’s health. I chose to study in California where herbs as well as acupuncture are required for licensure.

I obtained my Masters of Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles. As part of my training, I interned with Dr. Daoshing Ni in his very busy acupuncture practice specializing in fertility. I relocated my acupuncture practice from from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007.

My patients say I am a good listener and have a gentle needling touch. Often people who are scared of needles come to see me. If so, I’ll start with a very small number of needles or focus on acupressure and herbs. With children, I always use shonishin (acupressure for children) and will only use needles when the child is ready.

People think acupuncture needles are going to hurt. I really do wish we had a different name for them. I tell people that the needles we use are as thin as cat whiskers. Sometimes they are curious to see the needles but sometimes they are not. I always assure patients that I have a reputation for my gentle needling technique.

I enjoy guiding people on their journey to wellness with the help of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine makes people active participants in their journey to wellness. I enjoy meeting people who used to be skeptical about acupuncture until they try it. I enjoy the moment a fertility patient tells me she is pregnant and then later helping her with labor preparation and birth. I enjoy how quickly children respond to treatment. I am always inspired by the positive attitudes of my patients living with HIV and those with cancer.

Teaching and learning:

Kirsten Cowan of Angelica & Peony and I co-host TCM Talk - a YouTube show focusing on different health issues and how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help. I write in my own blog and also for AcuTake which is a great website for explaining acupuncture to people in a very down-to-earth way.

Continuing Education is required to keep my acupuncture license current and it’s also one of the things I like most about my profession. My advanced training includes:

Pregnancy and Postpartum care with Debra Betts
Certification in Gua Sha by Arya Nielsen
Alchemical Healing with Lorie Dechar and Benjamin Fox (currently working towards certification)


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Denise Cicuto Reviews
5.0 of 5 (2)
I spent over 5 years of my life here. The teachers and staff were beyond compare. The experiences I shared within those walls were the most rewarding of my life. I met the most inspirational people; we shared our joy, our pain, our laughter, our tears. This place was truly a home away from home and a family like no other.
Great faculty, and a well designed curriculum. Super helpful admin too! I'm so happy I chose Yo San!!!





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