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We offer an approachable, natural pathway, validated by thousands of years of practice, to better health and well-being for all in a convenient, peaceful and modern location.
For Modern Acupuncture Marin, it's in the delivery. Our nationwide locations offer the natural health benefits of acupuncture in highly accessible locations. You are likely to find us next to your favorite neighborhood grocer. From the moment you walk through our door, all five senses encounter an environment of relaxation and healing. Natural, earthy colors wash over you. The soft lighting allows your eyes to relax.
In thirty minutes or less, experience healing, escape, relaxation, and a balancing of your body. In your hectic world, Modern Acupuncture Marin is a necessary retreat into proven wellness.
Dr. Gigi is a graduate of Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. When she was a little girl, her physician dad said with a sparkle in his eye “Now remember that when you grow up you can be any…any…kind of doctor you want to be!” That joke still makes her laugh to this day. She has always loved being involved in medicine. She initially became a Massage Therapist and then pursued her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine. She also holds a Doctorate of Natural Health from Clayton College in Birmingham, AL.
Her favorite part about being an acupuncturist is that she feels it is nearly as relaxing to practice acupuncture as it is to receive it. She’s seen many nurses and MD’s burnout in practice and finds that many acupuncturists enjoy it more and more as time goes on and they become more profound in their understanding.
She decided to join the Modern Acupuncture team to be able to use Chinese Medicine to help a larger population of patients. She is also very excited about the Distal Needling Acupuncture method.
Outside of work, Dr. Gigi loves spending time with family. She says that family and friends are life’s greatest treasures. She also loves bicycling and woodworking and will happily admit that there are times that reality TV really hits the spot!
Sarah is a graduate of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College. She decided to study acupuncture because she loves the way it brings the body back into balance.
Her favorite part of being an acupuncturist is seeing her patients feel better and hearing about how they reconnect to hobbies and activities that bring them joy.
She decided to join the Modern Acupuncture team because she wants to help make acupuncture a consistent routine for everyone. She thinks this model makes it convenient and easy for people to do.
When she isn’t treating patients, Sarah enjoys bicycle touring (she rode her bike from Seattle to Maine!) and Kayaking.
Grace is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. When she was 8, she visited a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic with her mother. There was a wall of herbs from floor to ceiling, each in their own jar. She can still recall the earthy smell of all of the herbs mingled together. She remembers being fascinated with the treatment that her mother received and thought to herself, “this is what I want to do when I grow up." Now, as a practitioner, her favorite part is helping others transition into better health and well being.
Grace joined the Modern Acupuncture team because she loves the accessibility and convenience of the clinics and working in an environment where she gets to meet a lot of people and help them feel like their best selves.
When she isn’t treating patients, you can find Grace practicing Aikido. She is also a member of her community volunteer fire department. Her other hobbies include meditation and reading.
Saiko is a graduate of ACTCM at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Originally from Japan, she has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has studied and worked consistently in the healing arts with her practice being a steady development of complementary modalities. She decided to be an acupuncturist because she believes a holistic approach to medicine is essential to assist people for their optimal health.
Saiko chose to join the Modern Acupuncture team because the convenience and modern clinic setting gives people the opportunity to receive the benefit of ancient traditional medicine.
In her private time, Saiko enjoys traveling, being outdoors surrounded by nature and meditation.
Andrew is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). When he was pre-med at UC Berkeley, senior year, he met his Tai Chi master who was a renaissance man. Y.C.Chiang was an acupuncturist, martial artist, painter, calligrapher, gardener, and chef. He was the inspiration for a more holistic way of viewing life and health. At the same time, Andrew was volunteering at the SF General Trauma Center and Psych emergency. The contrast between what he was learning at the Tai Chi studio and the way doctors and staff were living was stark. After graduating, he decided to take a year off to contemplate his path and taught English in Japan and traveled throughout Asia. Upon returning to the Bay Area, in 1984, he discovered that it was possible to study acupuncture in California and get licensed. This was news to him. He was enrolled within 3 months at ACTCM and hasn’t looked back since.
Andrew’s favorite part of being an acupuncturist is providing a way to relieve suffering that doesn't cause more suffering. He loves how quickly acupuncture can work, especially with pain. He enjoys interacting with so many people in a direct way, that makes them happy. It makes him happy too. He also appreciates how simple and low tech acupuncture is. It can be done anywhere and without electricity!
Modern Acupuncture has shown up as a vehicle to bring acupuncture to the masses. Andrew feels that it is beautiful, accessible, and affordable. It takes community-style acupuncture and brings it to a whole new level of functionality. The membership model is especially exciting because it enables folks to get the number of treatments they need without worrying about the cost. The hours, along with the reliable systematic way of treatment offered by multiple acupuncturists, make it workable
When Andrew isn’t treating patients, he loves being outdoors. Hiking, backpacking, or lying on the beach. He also loves to travel, and spend time with his family. Meditation and Tai Chi are an integral part of his life.
This clinic is owned and operated by Ellington Acupuncture Corp and Managed by Brown Family Modern Accu, LLC. In some states, clinics are owned and operated by a professional corporation and managed by a Modern Acupuncture franchisee. All professional services are performed by licensed acupuncturists. More details, including ownership and information about the licensed Acupuncturists at a particular clinic, are available at the clinic. Individual and treatments may vary. Not intended to constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Acupuncture is administered by acupuncturists who are licensed professionals with masters or doctorates of Chinese Medicine. On average in the US it takes more than 2,000 hours to be eligible to earn an acupuncture license. Modern Acupuncture is a proud partner of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and provides ongoing training.