Acupuncture In San Francisco

Carol Francois, L.Ac

Acupuncture Works of San Francisco is the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of Carol Francois, Licensed Acupuncturist. Carol specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions, women’s health, trauma, addictions, and strives to provide the finest health care with grace and compassion. She listens to her patients’ concerns and works with them to identify the areas of imbalance in their lives. Carol educates her clients about what they can do for themselves to achieve optimal health and wellness. It is her belief that as each of us attains better health and wholeness in our lives, we create healthier communities, thus benefiting the entire planet.

About Carol

carolCarol Francois, Licensed Acupuncturist, is a native San Franciscan and the youngest daughter of the late Terry A. Francois, the first African American to serve on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. She holds a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Sciences, and she has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic therapies since 1980. Carol has worked extensively with women’s health issues, substance abuse and trauma, and acute and chronic pain conditions. She is a founding member and current Executive Director of Acupuncture and Recovery Treatment Services Inc. (A.R.T.S.).

For many years, Carol worked in the San Francisco County jails and appeared in numerous news segments documenting this important work. Since 2001, Carol has been studying a lesser-known style of acupuncture called Master Tung’s Points (www.tungspoints.com) that is renowned for its immediate results using only a few needles.

Carol has a gentle touch and brings compassion and sensitivity to all those who come to her for help. To contact her, please call (415) 810-2037 or email her at acupunctureworks4us@gmail.com.

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