Dr. James Munson


Dr. James Munson, L.Ac. completed the 3-year doctoral program in 2014 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. ACTCM is one of the few colleges approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to offer the doctoral degree.

He was awarded the school’s first doctoral fellowship while maintaining an active practice in San Francisco and Kensington, CA. He received his master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine from ACTCM in 2011 where he was an academic scholarship recipient and ranked at the top of his class. During his master’s degree program, Dr. Munson completed clinical rotations at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in the Stroke/Rehabilitation department as well as a two-year externship with Yumiko Bamba, L.Ac.

His practice encompasses a variety of acupuncture styles and needle techniques including Japanese gentle needle, auricular (ear acupuncture), scalp, Master Tong and Tan, channel/zang-fu, and moxibustion. His treatment protocols may include electro acupuncture, heat therapy, internal and/or external Chinese herbal medicines, Chinese medical massage, acupressure, cupping, gua sha, and Qigong exercises.

Dr. Munson is recognized for his expert diagnostic skills and ability to successfully treat patients with complex conditions. His particular strength is developing and executing integrative treatment plans where traditional Chinese medicine supports and enhances modern, western medical treatment.

Dr. Munson is a graduate of Florida State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics. He discovered the medical discipline of traditional Chinese medicine after meeting exchange students from China who introduced him to the Chinese language and culture. Prior to relocating to San Francisco for graduate school, Dr. Munson was employed in mortgage banking in Atlanta and New York. He enjoys scuba diving and camping in his free time.