Miria Toveg, LAc, MS


I believe in empowering people with a variety of options to make the best possible decisions for a holistic approach to their own healthcare.

Miria M. Toveg, LAc, MS has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1993, and has been at the Osher Center since 2006. She specializes in acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapies and supplements, and integrative health counseling, tailoring her treatment plans for each patient’s unique needs.

She regularly works with people with chronic internal medicine conditions, including all stages of cancer support for both men and women, chronic pain management, stress reduction, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and digestive problems.  She has 30 years of experience working in women’s health, including reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, and birthing.  With over 25 years of yoga experience, Miria also has extensive knowledge and expertise in helping those with back injuries.

In addition to providing care at the Osher Center clinic at the Mount Zion campus, Miria also provides care at the Mission Bay campus in the outpatient clinic at the Integrated Pediatric Pain Clinic, as well as inpatient oncology and pediatric patients. Concurrently, Miria works at the Lotus Center, an integrative health clinic that she co-founded in in 1995.

Miria is actively involved with Osher Center research, serving as one of the lead acupuncturists for major studies researching the effects of acupuncture treatments on inpatient oncology patients.

In the past, she has served as a volunteer acupuncturist at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic for over 10 years, in addition to working at San Francisco Women’s Prison, providing treatment for incarcerated women who were in detox for substance abuse.

She received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1991. In addition to her training in acupuncture and oriental medicine, she has also studied bodywork, somatic breath work, guided imagery, and other healing arts.

Miria is a first generation American.  She grew up surrounded by Egyptian and other healing traditions.  This has given her a unique sensitivity and awareness of cultural differences to better serve diverse patient communities.

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