Clinic Providers


Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac.

Harriet BeinfieldHarriet is a licensed acupuncturist, author, and educator who has practiced Chinese medicine for more than 40 years.

Harriet is co-author of the best-selling Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine as well as many articles, on the Advisory Board of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journals, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Harriet is engaged in an active practice at Chinese Medicine Works.


Efrem Korngold, OMD, L.Ac.


Efrem Korngold is one of the leading traditional Chinese medicine teachers and practitioners in America. He is co-author of the widely read Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine as well as many articles. He began his studies at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England in 1972 and studied herbal medicine at Kunming Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute and Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shu Guang Hospital.

Efrem established the acupuncture curriculum for the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1980. He is on the faculty of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has taught at San Francisco State College, all over the United States and in Europe. A Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), he has lectured at UCSF School of Medicine, Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine, and Beth Israel Hospital in New York.

Efrem is a founding member of the Holistic Pediatric Association and collaborates with neurodevelopmental pediatrician Stephen Cowan on Chinese medicine and pediatrics. He is a registered herbalist at the American Herbalist Guild. Efrem is engaged in an active practice at Chinese Medicine Works.


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

dale fanningDale 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.

n the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injury, Dale customizes sessions for each patient, combining acupuncture with elements of Shiatsu, Tui-na, Thai massage, acupressure and structural mobilization. Dale has regularly used acupuncture to support women undergoing IVF and IUI procedures at UCSF, Pacific Fertility and Laurel Fertility Centers. His fertility enhancing treatment is used in concert with Western lab testing and diagnostics for a truly integrative, patient-centered approach.

Dale was introduced to acupuncture during his days as a jazz musician when he relied upon it to relieve his own complaints of eczema, allergies and asthma. He felt that Chinese medicine maintained his health through the rigors of touring, helping him in a deep sense to remain clear and inspired when he performed, recorded and wrote. His dream of studying Chinese medicine full-time was realized while living in the Bay Area on a two-year arts grant. Dale is passionate about his work with patients and continues to play jazz.

Dale excels in the treatment of conditions as varied as pain and injury, hormonal and menstrual irregularities, insomnia, stress and mood disorders. His mission is to do for his patients what this ancient and profound system of medicine has done for him: rid the body of illness, nurture the spirit and bring people more fully into all aspects of their lives.

Cliff Wong, CMT

cliff-pic-editCliff Wong is a master of therapeutic bodywork, specializing in pain relief for the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and feet. With over 35 years of experience, Cliff has the know-how to help people recover from computer-related and sports injuries such as low back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, tension headaches, repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis, as well as the varied strains of everyday stress.  Client Sarah D. commented,

“I am an athlete and a lawyer with high expectations, and Cliff has consistently exceeded them. Once I tried Cliff, I could never go to another therapist. He really puts in the effort, is highly effective, and absolutely fantastic. He is attuned to what I need, has a great touch, and a deep understanding of the mechanics of various massage treatment modalities.”

Cliff relieves a diverse range of musculoskeletal discomfort using ancient Tui Na deep tissue bodywork, cupping vacuum suction and Gua Sha scraping, along with modern trigger point and myofascial release. By restoring equilibrium and alignment, the body is able to heal itself.

Cliff received his massage certification at the American Institute of Massage Therapy in Newport Beach, CA with Dr. Myk Hungerford, the ‘Mother of American Sports Massage’ and author of “Beyond Sports Medicine.” He also trained with Dr. Yuanchun Jane Huang, the leading doctor for the Chinese Track and Olympic Team. He is an active member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.