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. 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.

You can find my thoughts on acupuncture, women's health, and emotional health 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

  • 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