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. My practice focuses are menstrual health, fertility, and emotional health. I have a private practice in San Francisco and also work collaboratively at an Oakland-based group practice and love the balance of both.
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.
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’ve also had my own women's health struggles that brought me to acupuncture, first as a patient many years ago, then as a practitioner. 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.
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
Recent continuing education includes Evidence-based Modern Japanese Acupuncture courses in Trigger Point Acupuncture with Kazunori Itoh, Ph.D. and Contact Needling Therapy for Cancer Patients with Keiko Ogawa
Acupuncture Internship, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Internship, Joe Adams, AIMC, Berkeley
Japanese Medicine Internship, Barbara Martello, AIMC, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY - Cum Laude