Katherine Armer

Marin Acupuncture Works

Mill Valley

415 235 3020


Welcome to Marin Acupuncture Works

Katherine trained at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Here she developed an idea with fellow student, Jane McLennan who was a British Family Practitioner as well as an acupuncturist, in founding an integrative practice combining the deep healing power of Traditional Chinese Medicine with an appreciation and respect for the advances in modern allopathic medicine. As a result she can offer a truly personalized approach to medicine where time and the needs of the patient can be put first. Katherine is delighted to be working in the office in Mill Valley. Please call 415 235 3020 to set up an appointment. Due to the needs of her family, Jane has now returned to full time practice in England but knows that Katherine will carry on the tradition of providing excellent care with great compassion.

About Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Acupuncture can have a profoundly beneficial effect on the experience of pain, both acute and chronic; improving a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, sciatica, cervical spondylitis, fibromyalgia, soft tissue injuries, headaches, menstrual cramps and more. Acupuncture has been shown to hasten recovery after injury and surgical procedures. The World Health Organization has published a recent authoritative report on the conditions that can be treated using acupuncture - see here.

Acupuncture also has a harmonizing effect on the body, helping to relieve such complex conditions as infertility, menstrual irregularities, recurrent miscarriage, PMS, acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, irritable bowel syndrome and many other chronic medical conditions that respond poorly to mainstream medical interventions. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs also help to relieve the side-effects of powerful modern drugs, particularly nausea, fatigue and diarrhea, experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer or for HIV infection.

Psychological conditions such as chronic stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia and PTSD are also helped by acupuncture and herbal therapies. In addition, acupuncture and herbs can help to prevent illness by supporting the immune system. Acupuncture is not magic, it is part of the rich tradition of medicine which developed over many centuries in ancient China and found its full flowering, along with the philosophy of the Tao, during the Tang dynasty. TCM and Taoism both emphasize the vital importance to health of maintaining harmony in all aspects of life.