Bethany Richardson L.Ac. FABORM

Acupuncturist in San Francisco Bethany Richardson L.Ac. FABORMMy method of care utilizes a comprehensive combination of therapies integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with science-based emerging care in nutritional therapies. As part of assessing a patient’s complaint, I will commonly examine general gut health. If pathogenic presence is found, we explore how efficiently the patient’s system is performing its detoxification (the natural function whereby the body rids itself of toxins). We will do this in conjunction with the application of traditional diagnosis methods used in Chinese Medicine. Treatment may consist of acupuncture, moxibustion (heat therapy), diet and lifestyle assessment, as well as herbal and nutritional therapies. I most commonly employ the use of herbal extracts over the raw form, though if serious health issues are present, or if time allows otherwise, I will suggest raw formulas. If need be, more expensive concentrate extracts of these raw formulas can be brewed by my outsourced supplier for stronger and faster-acting effects. Stylistically, I generally use a Japanese needling technique which is know for its gentleness. It is my belief that by merging cutting edge nutritional therapy with TCM I can offer health care that is comprehensive and effective while remaining non-invasive, safe, and long-lasting.


California License in Acupuncture and Herbology CA#8377
Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture NCCAOM
Nationally Board Certified in Herbology NCCAOM
Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine FABORM
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Meiji College of Oriental Medicine

Professional Affiliations

In-house Acupuncturist at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

Post Graduate Training

Randine Lewis, Infertility Cure
Jane Lyttleton, Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine
Institute for Functional Medicine
Tan Balancing Method

Professional Associations

Californian State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA)
Endometriosis Association