Please see our COVID-19 Clinic Policies.

Dr. Karen You is temporarily on sabbatical and currently not accepting appointments. Please contact her main clinic Johnson's Acupuncture to be scheduled with another one of our practitioners who have personally trained with Dr. Karen You and her father Dr. Johnson You.
Thank you. 415-387-9738 





Dr. Karen You, L.Ac., DAOM

(at Johnson's Acupuncture with my father Dr. Johnson You and colleagues).

Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM),

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM),

Five Branches University

Acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese Medicine (herbs, cupping, moxibustion, etc.) have been refined for thousands of years to treat the root of your symptoms and promote the self-healing and self-regulatory abilities of your body in a natural way. Acupuncture improves blood circulation while enhancing the body's anti-inflammatory processes. On a holistic level, Chinese Medicine treats you as a whole being - mind, body, and soul - as opposed to separate parts. We care about your emotional wellbeing, lifestyle, and diet, as they are all factors that contribute to your whole state of being.

In the hands of an experienced practitioner, Chinese Medicine can relieve pain, release muscle tension, reduce scar tissue, and address many internal conditions (such as those related to the immune, nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory and endocrine systems). 


As a third-generation acupuncturist native to San Francisco, I have experienced and witnessed the profound effects of acupuncture and Chinese medicine my entire life. It has the ability to treat a wide range of physical and mental-emotional conditions, restore balance, and create positive, lasting changes in the body.

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

"Health is the greatest possession." 

- Lao Tzu 


Use of fine acupuncture needles on specific acupoints and meridians of the body, guided by individual conditions (neuromuscular, pain, digestion, stress, fatigue, women's health & more).


 For reduction of fine lines, acne, droopiness,  age spots, and improvement of complexion, muscle tone, elasticity, and collagen production.

Please contact me for availability.

Minimum of 10 treatments (promo package available at ).


Fire-heated cupping suction to release muscular tension, improve local circulation; moxibustion is using mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris plant) to warm the meridians, promote circulation and strengthen immunity.


Customized ​Chinese herbal formulas used internally or topically, following an herbal consultation.


Dr. Karen You, L.Ac. at Johnson's Acupuncture

245 Clement St. 

San Francisco, CA 94118


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


We do not accept Aetna, Blue Shield, or Blue Cross but can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance.



Temporarily out of office on sabbatical.

For appointments with additional acupuncturists, please visit the main clinic website here.

By appointment only, please provide 24 hours cancellation notice. 

 Please note Dr. Karen You is currently NOT accepting new patients. Please contact Johnson's Acupuncture to be scheduled with another one of our practitioners who have personally trained with Dr. Karen You and her father Dr. Johnson You. Thank you.



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