Denise Bowden, LAc, MS


“My intention is to work in collaboration with my patients and to consider all aspects of their health in order to promote healing and harmony of the body, mind and spirit.”

Denise Mailloux Bowden, LAc, MS is a licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist who has been practicing integrative Chinese medicine since 2006. Her specialties include reproductive health for both men and women, as well as cancer support. She also treats many common health concerns, including anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia and poor digestion. In addition to helping patients, she enjoys working with medical students and residents, as well as supporting seasoned doctors and other providers in their understanding of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

In 2010, Ms. Bowden founded the root & the branch clinic, a multidisciplinary center where like-minded practitioners work collaboratively to best support their clients’ health goals. She has also been a contracted acupuncturist at Pacific Fertility Center and is currently a preferred provider at Laurel Fertility Care. She has been a speaker for the Mama’s Resource Network, The San Francisco Doula Group, and “Nourishing Hope for Autism” pregnancy and postpartum lecture series.

Ms. Bowden earned her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco.  She earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Women’s Studies and Psychology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

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