Dr. Joel de Vera Moncada, DACM, L.Ac, RYT-200
Founder and Clinic Director
Specializing in Fertility, Spine, General Medicine
DACM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
M.S. Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
B.A. Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Clinical Internship, Zhejiang University and Medical Centers, Huangzhou, China
Clinical Internship, California Pacific Medical Center Inpatient Acute Specialty Rehabilitation, San Francisco, CA
Clinical Internship, Dr. Lifang Liang's Women's Health and Fertility Clinic, San Francisco, CA
Mentorship, Department of Neurosurgery – Spine Center, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Joel is a California Board Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and certified shiatsu therapist. A combination of over 10 years of public health, healthcare, and eastern medicine experience, he provides a unique treatment style that focuses on patient-centered care, patient advocacy, and integrative health education and coaching. He believes that every patient has numerous healthcare options and is thrilled when patients seek eastern medicine to complement and/or achieve their health goals.
Joel practiced acupuncture in a diverse range of settings, including inpatient at the California Pacific Medical Center Acute Rehabilitation unit as well as outpatient settings and private clinics. In addition, he has spent over 6 years as an allied health practitioner, learning alongside the pioneers and nation’s experts on spine surgery and conventional approaches to spine care at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center’s departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology. This experience has inspired Joel to approach spine care in an integrative way, providing acupuncture and shiatsu therapy for patients along the continuum: from acute pain, pre-surgical physio/emotional readiness, to post-surgical rehabilitation and chronic pain management.
Joel has also spent over a year training at Dr. Lifang Liang’s Fertility and Women’s Health clinic where witnessed and learned the modalities to treat infertility and an array of gynecological disorders. His other clinical areas of focus are in orthopedics, men's health, mental wellness, sleep, and digestive disorders.