Why Choose San Francisco Acupuncturist Dr. Kristen Sparrow?

Medical Training
Dr. Kristen Sparrow was trained as a physician at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. She practiced in San Francisco  as an Anesthesiologist for ten years before taking further training in Acupuncture.

Acupuncture Training
Dr. Sparrow trained for three years at CENAC, a world-renowned acupuncture institute in Barcelona, Spain. Her teachers were Chinese masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine and her current practice is devoted solely to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.


  • 20 years experience working in traditional western medicine
  • 15 years experience in private acupuncture practice
  • Expertise
  • 15 year member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Accountability
  • Preferred acupuncture provider by physicians and worker’s compensation providers because of efficient no nonsense approach.
  • Using latest acupuncture studies to guide therapies
  • Original research techniques to guide therapies

appointment for medical acupuncture with Dr. Kristen Sparrow

Beyond Acupuncture…
“I use traditional ancient acupuncture teachings combined with recently discovered acupuncture methods so that each patient gets the most relaxing and effective treatment possible. Relaxation of the nervous system turns out to be incredibly important aspect of healing, mood, immunity, and reducing pain. I use combinations of acupuncture points chosen specifically to enhance this relaxation response. This has been my main area of interest and research and I hope to be able to refine, improve and enhance the practice of acupuncture so that it is even more powerful.”