Allison Crawford LAc
Allison Crawford LAc
About Allison Crawford LAc
I am often asked how I got into acupuncture. The answer is very simple: I was a patient myself!
Shortly after graduating college, I developed hereditary rheumatoid arthritis, which my mom and grandmother had. After a year of frequent doctor’s visits and daily pain medication, I decided to try acupuncture. My grandmother had been getting acupuncture treatments for 30 years for her arthritis, so it was a known option, but it still took me a year to try it. After 10 weeks of treatment I was no longer walking with a limp and was able to stop taking my pain medication. The acupuncture knocked my arthritis into remission and to this day, I have no problems with it. Once in a while I get a little achy, but one or two acupuncture treatments resolve it.
After I saw what acupuncture could do, I was inspired to learn more and practice this amazing medicine myself.
What I find interesting is that even though I had experience with acupuncture and knew it worked firsthand, it took me a year of constant pain to try acupuncture. I was like so many of my patients who look to Western medicine first, even though Chinese medicine excels in the treatment of chronic illnesses.
What differentiates us
Allison Crawford, M.S., L.Ac., specializes in a painless Japanese style of acupuncture. She is also a a specialist in infertility and women's health.
For couples dealing with fertility issues, she addresses both the psychological and physical aspects of fertility issues. She offers a comfortable and safe environment to allow couples to discuss and address fertility issues.
She finds all her work extremely rewarding, which is why she has chosen to dedicate her life to it. She finds fertility issues are often the most challenging, but also considers herself extremely lucky to have helped so many couples to reach their goal of parenthood.
How we were trained
Allison Crawford, M.S., L.Ac. is a graduate of UCLA and the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. She has practiced in San Francisco since 2003. Allison practices a Japanese-style method that utilizes painless insertion. Allison's specialties include women’s health (infertility, PMS, menopause, etc.) and the treatment of pain. Her warmth and knowledge provide a relaxed, comfortable, results-oriented visit.
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