Lydia's Background

Lydia Akhzar L.Ac., MSTCM is a California board-licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine who has been studying acupuncture and herbs for 20 years. Lydia's wellness philosophy is based on the knowledge that traditional Chinese medicine need not be relegated to merely "alternative" care. Her patients have come to her with health conditions ranging from insomnia to chronic pain, high stress to fertility issues. Lydia's deft blending of practices in western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine have made her a sought-after wellness authority in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lydia majored in biology and environmental science as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also led courses in female physiology and gynecology. After traveling to China and living for several years in both China and Japan, Lydia decided to focus her passion for health and wellness on traditional Chinese medicine. She went on to obtain her Master's of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in both acupuncture and herbal medicine, from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.

Lydia has been fortunate to have apprenticed with some prominent practitioners of Chinese medicine in the Bay Area who focus primarily on fertility, sports medicine, and complex cases. Lydia has also treated underserved patients at the Community Ear Clinic of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, HERC Bayview/Hunter's Point Alice Griffith Projects Clinic and Bay Area Veteran's Acupuncture Clinic in San Francisco. She has successfully treated a range of different pathologies and specializes in men’s and women’s health, fertility, stress/anxiety, digestive disorders and pain management.

Her passion comes from a very genuine desire to help people lead their healthiest and most vital lives. Lydia knows how difficult it is when the care of conventional doctors is not enough. She believes the future of medicine is integrative, and with the progress of today combined with the wisdom and empirical evidence of traditional Chinese medicine, the body can finally reach a state of health and balance.

Lydia Akhzar, L.Ac. | 220 Sansome St. Suite 990 San Francisco, CA 94104 | 415.299.1426