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Daniela Freda

Daniela Freda, L.Ac.I am passionate about natural medicine and am happy to share my experience and expertise with my community.

When I was a pre-med student at Brandeis University, I was introduced to East Asian Medicine by volunteering at a non-profit acupuncture clinic in Boston. I was amazed by the power of this medicine to transform people’s health and I knew that this was the kind of medicine that I wanted to practice.

I studied at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. I am grateful for the opportunity to practice Traditional East Asian Medicine and I am indebted to all of my teachers who passed on their knowledge of this medicine. I continue to study to enhance my skills to best support my patients.

Since holistic medicine has supported my health, I am honored to share my knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have offered healing workshops all over the Bay Area. I currently volunteer at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic in Oakland where I provide acupuncture for women living with cancer.

After 16 years of living in San Francisco, I now live in Marin. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and exploring the beauty of Marin County with my partner and two rescue dogs.

My Approach

During our appointment, I will listen carefully to your needs and we will thoroughly discuss your condition. Together, we will create a proactive treatment plan designed to restore balance in your body. Since my approach is integrative, I am happy to work with your other health care practitioners. Traditional Chinese Medicine can complement your current medical treatments.

I believe in a holistic approach which expands the definition of “health” to include a healthy mind, body and spirit. We see these as equally important and use natural approaches and self-care to support holistic healing.

I believe in educating my patients so that you can be directly involved in your own healing process. I encourage you to trust and listen to your own intuition and to relate to yourself with self-compassion. I strongly believe that we can support health through the choices we make in our daily lives, so I educate and encourage my patients to make choices for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Everyone is Welcome!

I am committed to create an environment that feels safe for all of my patients. I am LGBTQI+ friendy. I value body diversity and am a strong supporter that people at all sizes can experience health. I have signed the Health at Every Size (HAES)® Pledge.

Professional Licenses and Certification

  • Masters in Science, Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (San Francisco, CA, 2005)
  • California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac. #10562, 2005)
  • Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM #027534, 2006)

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