Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in San Francisco, CA

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Peter Eckman, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ac. (UK)

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Peter Eckman MD
I am a physician with a specialty practice in acupuncture since 1973. I work Mondays and Thursdays in Palo Alto and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in San Francisco. I am trained in traditional acupuncture approaches from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, England and Korea, and use whatever I think will be most helpful for my patients.

With over 40 years in practice, I have also been a teacher at several acupuncture schools, helped found the National Certification Commission, served on the California Acupuncture Board and chaired its education subcommittee. I am the author of "In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor; Tracing the History of Traditional Acupuncture," the only book about acupuncture's migration to the West, and "The Compleat Acupuncturist", an integrated synthesis of yinyang, tridosha and five element theories as revealed through pulse diagnosis, plus numerous articles and monographs on acupuncture.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Online / Video Consultation
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
When I finished my Western medical training with an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree in physiology in 1972 (New York University), I had never heard of acupuncture - certainly not from any of my professors. I moved to San Francisco for my year of medical internship, which can be likened to a “trial by fire”, in that it so immersed me in the daily routine of hospital based medicine that I continued to have no exposure to any form of alternative or complementary medical practice, despite the more favorable environment of the Bay Area. That all changed when I decided to take a long overdue vacation instead of applying for a residency program in one of the medical specialties. I knew a career in conventional medical practice was not my life's calling, but I needed to create some space in order to discover the path I have followed ever since.
Payments Accepted
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License:Medical G25447 California
4279 Cesar Chavez Street
Additional Location
3507 Alma Street
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