Acupuncture Clinic


              "Best place to get stuck and unstuck."
              - San Francisco Magazine

Chinese Medicine Works is a family-centered clinic providing exceptional care. Our team offers expertise, insight, and results, caring for people from conception through pregnancy, infancy through childhood, adulthood through maturity. We can help people with both acute and chronic conditions as varied as lower back pain and sciatica, fibromyalgia, hypertension, and shingles (click here for full list). For whatever ails you, Chinese medicine works!

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Acupuncture Clinic

Herbal Formulas

              'Wisdom you can swallow'

Our pharmacy specializes in our original individualized Chinese herbal formulas, distributed worldwide, including tasty liquid pediatric remedies. Our easy-to-take formulas include 30 Chinese Modular Solutions, 22 Sage Solutions, and 16 pediatric Gentle Warriors formulas designed to support recovery and promote health. We also offer many other Chinese herbal remedies as well as nutritional supplements.

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Herbal Formulas

Who We Are

Founders:  Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc and Harriet Beinfield, LAc

Founders: Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc and Harriet Beinfield, LAc

Efrem Korngold and Harriet Beinfield are two of the most experienced non-Asian providers of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Although Chinese medicine has been a complete and continuous medical system for 2300 years, its mainstream presence in the United States dates back only to the early 1970s. Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold began their practice then, as two of the early non-Asian acupuncturists in the country.

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Dale Fanning, M.S. Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.

Dale Fanning, M.S. Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.

Dale Fanning is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and therapeutic body-worker. He holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM in San Francisco with additional certifications in Shiatsu and Tui-na, a license in massage therapy, and post-graduate studies in Five Element Acupuncture.

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Cliff Wong, CMT, Therapeutic Bodywork

Cliff Wong, CMT, Therapeutic Bodywork

Cliff Wong is a master of therapeutic bodywork and certified as a massage therapist. With over 35 years of experience, Cliff relieves the signs of everyday stress, computer-related and sports injuries such as low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, tension headaches, carpal tunnel pain and plantar fasciitis.

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"What is it that we want? To fully experience our aliveness.
To feel in our bodies a streaming, like the rush of a river over stones.
To be awake, alert, and responsive in our limbs and sensitive in our fingertips.
We want to be able to embrace and be embraced.
We want to live the life of our bodies and want our bodies to permit us to fully live our lives.
Chinese medicine is a beginning."

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

How does Chinese Medicine look at health as a whole?
- Efrem Korngold

What does being a "Healer" mean to you?
- Harriet Beinfield

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
- Efrem Korngold

Published Works

 Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

"The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the "Bamboo Curtain" was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do."

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Chinese Medicine Works Formula Guides

Chinese Medicine Works Formula Guides

The Chinese Medicine Works Formula Guides contain monographs of 68 formulas: the Chinese Modular Solutions, Sage Solutions, and the pediatric Gentle Warriors formulas. They are organized to help providers become familiar with the ingredients and rationale for each formula as well as an overview of the situations for which they might be helpful.

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Sage Solutions

Sage Solutions

We are challenged daily to cope with the stresses of our lives. Sage Solutions provide elegant support for our respiratory, reproductive, digestive and psychological well-being. The 22 Sage Solutions formulas specifically assist with energy, strength and stamina; elimination and detoxification; coping with mental and physical strain; genitourinary weakness; environmental sensitivities; menstrual and menopausal imbalances; and the common grievances that are always going around. They are ‘sage’ because they embody the wisdom of centuries of knowledge and experience. They are ‘solutions’ because they address particular health concerns that arise and interfere with our ability to feel happy and productive. They assist us in our mission to be well.

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Gentle Warriors Pediatric Formula Guide

Gentle Warriors Pediatric Formula Guide

There are 16 pediatric Gentle Warriors formulas that support and protect the welfare of children: 11 formulas support common disharmonies of the respiratory, digestive, skin and nervous systems; and 5 constitutional Peacemakers formulas nurture a child’s nature according to their intrinsic organizing pattern, or type. Each formula’s ingredients, rationale, function and indications are discussed as well as how the products are made and tested to guarantee the highest quality. In addition, how children are special is covered in the essay “Growing the Dao: Building Health in Early Childhood.”

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A winner of the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards for San Francisco Acupuncturist
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