About Amy  
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Amy Hanks, MS, LAc been licensed and practicing acupuncture in Hayes Valley since 2000, serving both Mandarin- and English-speaking clientele.

She is also an Assistant Professor at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, and was an Assistant Professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco. Since 1997 she has taught many subjects including acupuncture, Mandarin, Chinese philosophy, the history of Chinese medicine, a review course for the California
Acupuncture Licensing Exam, and an introductory course for the public called "Demystifying Chinese Medicine."

An early fascination with Chinese medicine led Amy to Asia in her late teens. There she attained fluency in Mandarin through the study of modern and classical Chinese at the Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University. She received her undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley, apprenticed with the late Beijing/Bay Area acupuncturist George Zhenjing Zhao, and received her 4-year Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM in 2000.

Amy is a compassionate healer dedicated to helping people optimize their health and vitality. She treats a wide range of conditions with a focus on repetitive strain injury, back and neck pain, tendinitis, anxiety and insomnia. Conditions Treated

Youngest in a line of three generations of female vocalists in her family, she also strives to help musicians overcome physical conditions that inhibit artistic growth, development and performance. Performing Arts Medicine

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AsianWeek feature on Amy's practice

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