Acupuncture can help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, pain, injury, digestive, skin, insomnia, allergies, reproductive health, support cancer treatment, and chronic conditions like hypertension, thyroid issues, diabetes, and much more. 

Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles to stimulate your own natural healing abilities. There are over 500 acupuncture points on the body including on the ear, scalp, face, fingers, toes, abdomen and back.

The Slow Poke Clinic is located at Activspace in the Mission District of San Francisco. The entrance is on Treat Avenue. 

There are two treatment spaces separated by a large curtain. 

To schedule a first time visit please choose "Acupuncture /New Patient" in the scheduler below. If we have seen you before, please choose "Acupuncture/Return". 

Appointments in the Activspace Clinic require a credit card number to reserve. If you do not show up for your appointment, or if you cancel with under 24 hours notice, you agree to pay the full price for your missed appointment as per the Cancellation Policy. 

If you are paying with insurance please go to the “Free Insurance Screening” tab in the menu to submit your information prior to your appointment. 


what to expect

The clinic is located at 3150 18th Street #547 San Francisco, California 94110

The entrance to the building is on Treat Avenue in between 17th and 18th streets, in front of the bike rack. 

When you arrive press 547 on the intercom to be buzzed in. Take the elevator to the 5th floor.

***If you are a first time patient, please have a seat on the couches after you exit the elevator. We'll come to greet you and bring intake paperwork. This will take about 10 minutes and consists of a list of symptoms for you to check off, a health history, and consent. 

If you are a return patient, make sure your phone is turned off and enter the room quietly, you do not need to knock. 

We will speak briefly about where to focus your treatment and may take your pulse, look at your tongue, and lightly palpate points on the body to help with diagnosis. 

Points are swabbed with alcohol and then needles are placed. Needles are generally retained from 20-40 minutes. 

If you prefer to, you can pay and schedule your next appointment before your needles are set. 

Cash/Same Day Fees: First appointment visits are $80 and take one hour. Return visits are $60 and last 45 minutes. Payment is due on the day of service. We accept cash and credit via Square. 

In general, acute conditions require visits that are closer together and resolve quicker, while chronic conditions weaken the body and require a longer course of treatment that strengthens your body.

Every person has their own timeline and process of healing. We work holistically -  we treat not only the symptoms but also the root cause. We create a unique treatment plan to meet your needs. 

If you'd like additional body work such as cupping or guasha, please add it on in the scheduler. If you want to know what those things are, you can find them by clicking here for the Modalities.

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