Traci Kanzawa, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, provides acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas to patients located in downtown San Francisco and the Financial District. She is licensed in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the State of California Acupuncture Board. She is also a Diplomate in Acupuncture certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM). Traci obtained her Master’s Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She received training at the Community Ear Acupuncture Project, using auricular acupuncture to treat patients for smoking cessation as well as a variety of other disorders. Traci also received training in the Stroke Clinic at CPMC (California Pacific Medical Center) in San Francisco. There, she treated patients in the hospital who were paralyzed due to suffering a stroke or injury to the brain or spinal cord. During her graduate studies, Traci took a particular interest in treating patients with digestive disorders, as it is a belief of hers that most conditions or illnesses in today’s society stem from a weak or poor digestive system.
While Traci treats a wide variety of health issues, she has a particular interest in the following areas:
• Pain management – musculoskeletal pain, orthopedics, headaches
• Digestive disorders – heartburn, GERD, Ulcerative colitis, IBS, esophageal spasms, as well as digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, and stomach pains
• Mental health – stress, anxiety, depression
• Sleep disorders – insomnia, sleep deprivation, sleep insomnia
• Women’s health – menstrual disorders, premenstrual symptoms, menopause
Outside of acupuncture, Traci has a passion for her friends and family and enjoys spending time with her family dogs, Paco and Henney. She loves being a sous chef in the kitchen and enjoys trying out different restaurants and cuisines around the city and Bay Area. She has been practicing Bikram yoga for nearly a decade at studios in San Francisco, Southern California, and Hawaii. Traci also enjoys running along the ocean and hiking in Marin.