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About Us

Johnson's Acupuncture Clinic has been serving the Inner Richmond community of San Francisco with acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Chinese herbal therapy for over thirty years. We are a multi-practitioner clinic that specializes in treating both (acute and chronic) pain and a variety of internal medicine conditions. Conditions that we treat include:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • tendinitis

  • sciatica

  • IT band syndrome

  • low back pain

  • thoracic outlet syndrome

  • neck and shoulder pain

  • peripheral neuropathy

  • TMJ

  • tennis elbow / golfer's elbow

  • knee pain

  • postoperative pain

  • hyperthyroid 

  • hypothyroid / Hashimoto's

  • labor induction
  • breech baby presentation
  • fertility support
  • dysmenorrhea
  • fibroids / cysts
  • anxiety / depression

  • allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

  • acne / eczema/ psoriasis

  • hypertension

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • trigeminal neuralgia

  • GERD

  • IBD / IBS

  • colitis

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Our Team

Dr. Johnson You, L.Ac., Ph.D. 
Dr. Karen You, L.Ac., MSTCM, DAOM

Dr. Johnson You, L.Ac., Ph.D., is a master acupuncturist and herbalist with over 35 years of experience since 1977. He has served the San Francisco community at the current Inner Richmond location since 1988. Dr. You specializes in both orthopedic and internal medicine. 

Dr. You earned a Doctorate degree in oriental medicine in Hong Kong and a Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine studies in the U.S. He is also a member of the California Certified Acupuncture Association, the American Acupuncture Association, and the American Society of Acupuncturists.

Dr. Connie Ly, L.Ac., DACM

Dr. Connie Ly, L.Ac., graduated with her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. She is following her grandfather’s footsteps of practicing Chinese Medicine; he was a Chinese herbalist in Southern China prior to moving to America in the 1980s.


Dr. Connie Ly's training includes orthopedic acupuncture, trigger point therapy, Chinese herbology, and Mei Zen style facial acupuncture rejuvenation.

Dr. Jeannie Lee Dairo, L.Ac., DACM

Dr. Jeannie Lee Dairo, L.Ac. earned her doctorate at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She brings over 20 years of experience in hospital and clinic settings and higher education and research to our team.


Dr. Jeannie Dairo is passionate about the benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as both primary care and complementary care to other treatment methods. Her focus is on pain management, stress conditions, women's health, and natural fertility support.

Third-generation acupuncturist and daughter of Dr. Johnson You, Dr. Karen You, L.Ac, DAOM has a Master's of Science from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate of Acupuncture degree from Five Branches University. 

Dr. Karen You is experienced in treating both neuro-muscular conditions and internal medicine conditions. She frequently uses Chinese herbal therapy and trigger point needling for myofascial release of muscles. She also specializes in facial acupuncture. 

Jun Mee Im, L.Ac., MSTCM

Jun completed her studies of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of East West Medicine and Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science. She is passionate about preventive medicine, holistic health, stress reduction, lifestyle improvement, and patient education.

Jun has had the opportunity to learn from top practitioners in South Korea and specializes in the fields of facial skin rejuvenation, hair rejuvenation, headache, and women’s health after extensive clinical work. She is also experienced in treating gastrointestinal conditions, insomnia, stress, anxiety, and orthopedic issues.

Silvia Wang, L.Ac., MSTCM

Silvia Wang, L.Ac, has a Master’s of Science from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science in Oakland, CA. With her mother being an OBGYN doctor of 20 years, she has a special interest in studying and treating various female reproductive issues.


Silvia Wang is experienced in treating both skeletal muscular pain and various internal medicine diseases, as well as women's health and fertility. She’s also trained in Chinese nutritional therapy, Chinese herbal therapy and Mei Zen facial rejuvenation acupuncture.


Contact Us

Johnson's Acupuncture

245 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118

Tel: 415-387-9738

Email: info@johnsonyouacupuncture.com

Updated clinic hours starting 01/03/22:

Mon  10 am -  6 pm

Tue   10 am -  6 pm

Wed  10 am -  6 pm

Thur 10 am -  6 pm

 Fri    10 am -  6 pm

 Sat    10 am -  6 pm  

Holiday hours: closed 12/24/2021 - 01/02/2022

Health insurances accepted: United Healthcare, Cigna, FSA/HSA, SF Health Plan (Medi-Cal) under UCSF/CLN/SFN medical groups, and workers comp.

We are out-of-network with Aetna, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross but can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

By appointment only.  Same day appointments are accepted over the phone.  Please provide 24 hours cancellation notice to avoid the late cancellation fee.

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