About Us

Clients come to community acupuncture clinics primarily because the low, sliding scale fees make it possible for them to receive treatments frequently enough to feel better quickly. Additionally, patients come to appreciate other aspects of the group treatment setting. Some come regularly with spouses or other family members. Others report feeling safer and less nervous in a room where they see other clients relaxing comfortably.

Community Acupuncture Works is currently accepting new clients. If you have been considering acupuncture, we would be happy to introduce you to our comfortable community acupuncture clinic located conveniently in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Ninah K. Hofmann, L.Ac.

Ninah was drawn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine at age 17 after she received her first acupuncture treatment. She has been active in the acupuncture world since working as an assistant to an acupuncturist in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 18. After receiving her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (formerly Meiji College of Oriental Medicine) in Berkeley, California in 2004, she opened a private practice in San Francisco.

Unsatisfied with the high fee structure needed in a private practice, Ninah began research on alternatives. After reading The Remedy by Working Class Acupuncture’s Lisa Rohleder, L.Ac., things came into focus for Ninah and she opened Community Acupuncture Works in July 2008. In addition to her California state license, Ninah is board certified nationally as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine.

When not working, Ninah enjoys being outdoors, exploring, thrifting, going to flea markets and garage sales, tending to her indoor and outdoor planet, reading, listening to music, cooking and spending time with her husband, her family and friends and her cats, Meave and Hattie.

Claudia Lehan, L.Ac.

Claudia became interested in acupuncture after experiencing some of the unexpected benefits of the medicine after treatment for a minor injury. Amazed at the deep relaxation and general feeling of wellness, along with improved immunity and sleep, she became very curious about how acupuncture works.  After many years of work in a very different career at a film co-op, she segued into studies at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, earning a Masters of Science and becoming a licensed acupuncturist. She is also nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, which includes credentials for acupuncture and herbal medicine.  Claudia received her undergrad degree in Social Theory and Political Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  With a background in social justice issues, as well as years of social work and community-based projects, community style acupuncture allows her to practice acupuncture while supporting a progressive socio/economic approach to health care.  When not working, Claudia can be found biking, reading, taking long walks with friends, or at the movies.

Jenn Holley, L.Ac.

Jenn graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and has practiced acupuncture in San Francisco and the Santa Cruz area since 2007.  When Jenn first heard of the then-young Community Acupuncture movement while still in school, she knew she had to become a part of it and has been a full-time community acupuncturist ever since.  When she’s not working she can be found riding her bike, hugging trees, reading in the sun, and hanging out with her dog Emmy and cat Connor.

Eric Rosenberg, L.Ac.

Eric Rosenberg, L.Ac., CMT is a California state licensed Acupuncturist and certified massage therapist. He received his Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco with certificates in both Shiatsu and Tui Na therapy. Eric also has completed over 500 clinical hours of hospital training abroad, at Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, China studying Tui na and Acupuncture orthopedics, as well as Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Eric is a dedicated clinician who listens to the needs of his clients and works to improve their health and well-being. With a specialization in musculoskeletal injuries and pain management, he offers treatments that are based in both the fundamentals and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western anatomy, by utilizing the various meridians and acupuncture points to effectively influence and harmonize the body as well as manual therapy techniques to facilitate soft tissue recovery and pain relief. When he is not working or studying, Eric enjoys riding his bicycle around San Francisco, playing music, and hiking around the various trails of the Bay.

How to Get Here

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PARKING: There is one hour metered street parking along 24th St and Bryant St. close to 24th., and 2 hour non metered parking further down Byrant, as well as on Florida and other side streets in the neighborhood.

BART: take BART to 24th and Mission, walk east on 24th about 8 blocks to 24th St between Florida and Bryant.

BUSES: the #48 bus runs along 24th, the #27 bus runs along Bryant and the #12 bus runs along Folsom (five blocks west of Bryant St).