Meet Shawna

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Welcome! I’m Shawna Seth, a California state licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist.

My mission is to improve your health, one cycle at a time. I have a private practice in Nob Hill in San Francisco that focuses on your menstrual health, fertility, and overall emotional and physical health beyond your diagnoses.

I don't work on you, but with you. As a patient, you have valuable information about what you are experiencing. I see you as a partner and collaborator in the exploration and improvement of your body and mind. I am a guide, bringing my training, tools, and compassion to your care and so providing information, context, and a relief or opening that can unlock what your body has been trying to do for you. The Japanese style of acupuncture that I practice has an emphasis that I appreciate and take as a guiding principle: being gentle and keeping the approach simple and effective.

Pelvic pain initially brought me to acupuncture, first as a patient many years ago, then as a practitioner. Women’s health concerns and the stress surrounding them have always renewed my own commitment to getting acupuncture for myself and providing it for others. And as a dancer for many years, I know how being forced to step away from activity you love, whether temporarily or permanently, can be painful, emotionally and physically.

I received my masters after training at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California and studying abroad in both Japan and China. Now I spend my free time swinging a lightsaber and you might spot me at a local karaoke night.

You can find my thoughts on acupuncture, menstrual health, and fertility on Instagram @acuppaqi and on my A Cuppa Qi blog

I'm looking forward to meeting and working with you!

Education & Credentials

  • California Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Primary Care Provider (L.Ac.)

  • Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.)

  • Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (AIMC) - Magna Cum Laude

  • Japanese Traditional Acupuncture & Moxibustion Certification from Shikoku Medical College, Utazu, Japan

  • Japanese Style Facial Acupuncture Certification from Shikoku Medical College, Utazu, Japan

  • Acupuncture Internship, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY - Cum Laude

  • Continuing education includes the Integrative Fertility Symposium and evidence-based Japanese Acupuncture courses in Trigger Point Acupuncture with Kazunori Itoh, Ph.D. and Contact Needling Therapy for Cancer Patients with Keiko Ogawa as well as Traditional Japanese Medicine (TJM) courses with Masakazu Ikeda sensei.