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.

Janice Mao, L.A.c.

Janice Mao is licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a third generation doctor of Chinese medicine, following in her grandmother’s footsteps. In her family, acupuncture, herbs and foods were routinely used as therapy for common ailments. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist, trained in Shiatsu.

Janice is warm, sincere, intuitive, knowledgeable, and good at connecting with people. Because Janice grew up with a father who’s a conventional physician, she has roots in Western medicine. People appreciate that she can explain what’s going on with them from both an Eastern and Western perspective.

As the mother of a young daughter, Janice has a natural interest and expertise in women’s health, from fertility to postpartum through to pediatric care. She also has particular interests in endocrine and digestive disorders, emotional health, acute and chronic pain, and stroke.

Janice has a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is completing her Doctorate. She devises individualized treatment plans for the presenting complaint as well as tackling the root of the problem. Janice is excited to partner with people who want to take charge of their health.

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.

In 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.