Meet Tim

Timothy Asher is a California Licensed and Nationally Board-Certified
Acupuncturist and Herbalist.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Timothy D. Asher, L.Ac. Dipl. OM. Tim is a California-licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in San Francisco, California.

He uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, reiki, massage, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling to help his patients with their health goals.

His mission is to empower and assist people in achieving optimum health, physically, emotionally, and spiritually so that they may realize their greatest potential in life. He received his Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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"I went to see Tim after being in a car accident. My whole body was tight and I was unsettled and on edge. I have a ridiculous (but very real!) fear of needles, so I had always viewed acupuncture as something that might work for other people, but I would never do. After many friends recommended it, and I really needed some relief, I figured it was worth a try. I was immediately put to easy by Tim's gentle and very professional manner and the setting in the office. He spent a fair amount of time asking questions- more than any doctor has ever asked before. Then, he began the treatment. He explained what he was doing the whole time and continuously checked in with how I was doing. It was a strange sensation, but not painful, and the communication really helped with feeling safe and comfortable. Afterward, I felt incredibly relaxed and very balanced. It was a great experience and I will definitely be back. "
B. J.
"Timothy's energy, presence and healing is beyond description. I've been getting acupuncture for over a decade from over 15 different practitioners and Timothy's work had the most profound impact on me. I felt amazing, slept amazing, had breakthroughs in my life and my psyche. So glad I met him and so grateful to have had work done by him!"
Mike R.
"After years of searching for balance in my nutritional health, I've finally found an answer in Tim Asher. Tim's guidance has had a profound effect in my physical appearance- I noticed major differences after just a few visits and after 6 months they persist to this day. Tim combines acupuncture, herbs and nutritional guidance to address physical, emotional and spiritual health with a natural and unforced manner that immediately makes you feel at ease. He provides insight for long-term solutions, not short-term fads. I have tried acupuncture at various other establishments but Tim truly listens and has created the most comprehensive program for me. After working with Tim, I have confidently claimed to friends that he has "changed my life." I stand by those comments."
Jason B.

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San Francisco-based acupuncturist & herbalist, and passionate about healing and healthy living,
I write about all things related to health, Chinese medicine, food, and awakening mind and body.

My First Shirodhara Treatment

{October 26, 2016} {Uncategorized}
Last week I had the pleasure of experiencing a Shirodhara treatment for the first time. Shirodhara is a therapeutic practice of Ayurveda (the traditional medicine of India) in which warm sesame oil is poured over the forehead and massaged into the head. As you may know, I am now sharing my office with an Ayurvedic doctor named Zohreh Sadeghi, who happens to offer Shirodhara, as one of the many the...
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Natural Ways to Relieve Lower Back Pain

{October 17, 2016} {Acupuncture}
Lower back pain is extremely common, with almost 80% of adults suffering from lower back pain at some point during their lives. The lower back starts just below the ribcage in an area called the lumbar region. Pain can be very intense, though often it will get better on its own, and can range from a dull ache to a stabbing sensation. Chronic lower back pain is when the discomfort lasts for more th...
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Timothy Asher LAc, acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in San Francisco, California
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