Bio

Amy Hanks, MS, LAc been licensed and practicing acupuncture in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco since 2000, serving both Mandarin- and English-speaking clientele.

An early fascination with Chinese medicine led Amy to Asia in her late teens. There she attained fluency in Mandarin through the study of modern and classical Chinese at the Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University. She received her BA with honors from UC Berkeley, majoring in Asian Studies. Subsequently she apprenticed with the late Beijing/Bay Area acupuncturist George Zhenjing Zhao, and received her 4-year Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in 2000.

Amy served as an Assistant Professor for twelve years at two graduate schools: the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, and the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley. Before retiring from teaching to focus on her practice she taught a wide range of courses, including acupuncture, Mandarin, Chinese philosophy, the history of Chinese medicine, a review course for the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam, and an introductory course for the public called “Demystifying Chinese Medicine.”

Amy is a compassionate healer dedicated to helping people optimize their health and vitality. She treats a wide range of conditions with a focus on repetitive strain injury, back and neck pain, tendinitis, anxiety and insomnia. Conditions Treated

Youngest in a line of three generations of female vocalists in her family, she also strives to help musicians overcome physical conditions that inhibit artistic growth, development and performance. Performing Arts Medicine

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AsianWeek feature on Amy’s practice

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