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About Us

Johnson's Acupuncture Clinic has been serving the Inner Richmond community of San Francisco with acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy for over thirty years. We are a multi-practitioner clinic that specializes in treating both (acute and chronic) pain and a variety of internal medicine conditions. Conditions that we treat include:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • tendinitis

  • sciatica

  • IT band syndrome

  • low back pain

  • thoracic outlet syndrome

  • neck and shoulder pain

  • peripheral neuropathy

  • TMJ

  • tennis elbow / golfer's elbow

  • knee pain

  • postoperative pain

  • hyperthyroid 

  • hypothyroid / Hashimoto's

  • labor induction
  • breech baby presentation
  • fertility support
  • dysmenorrhea
  • fibroids / cysts
  • anxiety / depression

  • allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

  • acne / eczema/ psoriasis

  • hypertension

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • trigeminal neuralgia

  • GERD

  • IBD / IBS

  • colitis

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Our Team

Dr. Johnson You, L.Ac., Ph.D. 

Dr. Johnson You, L.Ac., Ph.D., is a second-generation acupuncturist and master herbalist. He has served the San Francisco community at the current Inner Richmond location since 1988. Dr. You specializes in both orthopedic and internal medicine. 

Dr. You earned a Doctorate degree in oriental medicine in Hong Kong and the U.S. and is also a member of the California Certified Acupuncture Association, the American Acupuncture Association, and the American Society of Acupuncturists.

Dr. Connie Ly, L.Ac., DACM

Dr. Connie Ly, L.Ac., graduated with her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. She is following her grandfather’s footsteps of practicing Chinese Medicine; he was a Chinese herbalist in South China prior to moving to America in the 1980s.


Dr. Connie Ly's training includes orthopedic acupuncture, trigger point therapy, Chinese herbology, and Mei Zen style facial acupuncture rejuvenation.

Dr. Karen You, L.Ac., MSTCM, DAOM

*currently not accepting patients*


Third-generation acupuncturist and daughter of Dr. Johnson You, Dr. Karen You, L.Ac, DAOM has a Master's of Science from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate degree from Five Branches University. 

Dr. Karen You is experienced in treating both neuro-muscular conditions and internal medicine conditions. She frequently uses Chinese herbal therapy and trigger point needling for myofascial release of muscles. She also specializes in facial acupuncture. 

Silvia Wang, L.Ac., MSTCM

Silvia Wang, L.Ac, has a Master’s of Science from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science in Oakland, CA. With her mother being an OBGYN doctor of 20 years, she has a special interest in studying various female reproductive issues.


Silvia Wang is experienced in treating both skeletal muscular pain and various internal medicine diseases. She’s also trained in Chinese Nutritional Therapy, Chinese Herbal Therapy and Mei Zen facial rejuvenation acupuncture.


Kate Jou, L.Ac., MSTCM

Kate Jou, L.Ac, has a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. She is experienced in treating muscular pain, dysmenorrhea, arthritis, headaches, migraines, and orthopedic issues.


Following her degree, Kate Jou completed internships for  post-stroke syndrome and completed a hospital rotation at China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan for Bell's Palsy, weight loss, orthopedics and many other conditions. 


Contact Us

Johnson's Acupuncture

245 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118

Tel: 415-387-9738

Email: info@johnsonyouacupuncture.com

Updated clinic hours starting 09/01/21:

Mon  10 am -  6 pm

Tue   10 am -  6 pm

Wed  10 am -  6 pm

Thur 10 am -  6 pm

 Fri    10 am -  6 pm

 Sat    10 am -  3 pm  

Health insurances accepted: United Healthcare, Cigna, FSA/HSA, SF Health Plan (Medi-Cal) under UCSF/CLN/SFN medical groups, and workers comp.

We are out-of-network with Aetna, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross but can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

By appointment only.  Same day appointments are accepted over the phone.  Please provide 24 hours cancellation notice to avoid the late cancellation fee.

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