Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, LAc


“I believe in partnering with my patients to create a balanced and healthy life for them. I believe in empowering patients to know that they can be in charge of making decisions about their own health.”

Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, LAc has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1996 and has been at the Osher Center since 2014. She earned her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from ACTCM in 2010. She has been in practice at The Lotus Center in San Francisco since 1996.

Her specialties include cancer support, chronic kidney disease, and women’s health, including menstrual and menopausal issues, preconception care and reproductive health, and care during pregnancy. She also treats many common health concerns, including chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, stress disorders, headaches, insomnia, PTSD and poor digestion. Dr. Ashby uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, mind-body techniques, lifestyle adjustments, and other supplements. Dr. Ashby tailors each treatment to the individual patient.

Dr. Ashby is also part of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Center for Excellence at UCSF. She assists in supporting oncology patients and pediatrics patients at UCSF Mission Bay. She has taught Women’s Health at ACTCM since 2001. She has also worked as a research assessor for three years at Stanford University, on a study researching the effects of acupuncture on depression.  She has been an addiction recovery and detoxification specialist since 1994, and has treated inmates in the San Francisco County Jails for addiction, using acupuncture treatments. She completed her doctoral residencies at Marin General Hospital and Shanghai University Hospital.

She has guest lectured at UCSF School of Medicine, the Cancer Resource Center Oakland,  the School of Psychiatry at UCSF, UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Doula Group, as well as ACTCM, where she was the keynote speaker for their 2012 graduation ceremony.


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