Bay Natural Medicine

Minna Yoon, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist located in Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA

About Dr. Minna Yoon

Thank you for visiting the natural medicine practice of Dr. Minna Yoon, N.D., L.Ac. Dr. Yoon is proud to be a naturopathic and acupuncture doctor at Bay Natural Medicine, providing natural health services to the greater San Francisco, California area. Having suffered from her own share of bothersome health complaints, including allergies, frequent headaches, and eczema, Dr. Yoon is familiar with the limitations of modern pharmaceuticals.

She realized that, while medications were able to provide temporary relief from an ailment, they were severely lacking in their ability to offer a long-term solution that not only alleviated symptoms, but also reversed them. Through her own journey to health, she has come to understand how natural medicine— working alone or when combined with pharmaceuticals — can accomplish just that.

Dr. Yoon’s interest in natural medicine was born during her premed studies at Washington University in St. Louis. From there, she earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, and also earned a Master of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In addition to her foundational education in natural medicine, Dr. Yoon continues to expand her knowledge and application in the field by obtaining certifications for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dermatology and Restorative Medicine.

In addition to her extensive educational background, Dr. Yoon serves as a proud member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Yoon also serves as a member and former legislative chair of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA). She was awarded the distinction of Doctor of the Year by the CNDA in 2013.

Dr. Minna Yoon, Naturopathic Doctor at Bay Natural Medicine of San Francisco, CA, uses her knowledge of both traditional and state-of-the-art therapeutic methods to help her clients reach their ultimate wellness potential.

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Bay Natural Medicine

Thank you for visiting the natural medicine practice of Dr. Minna Yoon, N.D., L.Ac. Dr. Yoon is proud to be a naturopathic and acupuncture doctor at Bay Natural Medicine, providing natural health services to the greater San Francisco, California area. Having suffered from her own share of bothersome health complaints, including allergies, frequent headaches, and eczema, Dr. Yoon is familiar with the limitations of modern pharmaceuticals.

She realized that, while medications were able to provide temporary relief from an ailment, they were severely lacking in their ability to offer a long-term solution that not only alleviated symptoms, but also reversed them. Through her own journey to health, she has come to understand how natural medicine— working alone or when combined with pharmaceuticals — can accomplish just that.

Dr. Yoon’s interest in natural medicine was born during her premed studies at Washington University in St. Louis. From there, she earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, and also earned a Master of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In addition to her foundational education in natural medicine, Dr. Yoon continues to expand her knowledge and application in the field by obtaining certifications for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dermatology and Restorative Medicine.

In addition to her extensive educational background, Dr. Yoon serves as a proud member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Yoon also serves as a member and former legislative chair of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA). She was awarded the distinction of Doctor of the Year by the CNDA in 2013.

Dr. Minna Yoon, Naturopathic Doctor at Bay Natural Medicine of San Francisco, CA, uses her knowledge of both traditional and state-of-the-art therapeutic methods to help her clients reach their ultimate wellness potential.


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Conditions Treated and Services Provided

Welcome to Bay natural medicine

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

The use of acupuncture dates back to over 2000 years ago. Since then, the practice of acupuncture has been refined in the use of knowledge, equipment, and technique.

Acupuncture is the use of needles inserted into specific locations in the body. There are twelve main channels that run along the surface of the body that are connected to different organs. Each channel has specific points that have specific indications and chosen depending on the person’s condition. The needles differ in gauge and length and used depending on location and person’s sensitivity.

How does Acupuncture work?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture works by aiding the flow of qi, the body’s vital energy, throughout the body. This allows the functions of the organs to work more efficiently and therefore alleviate symptoms.

There are a few scientific theories of how acupuncture works. It is theorized that the needles stimulate the nervous system, and thereby signals the regulation of the organs; or the needles stimulate the body to produce endorphins, an endogenous pain killer.

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Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

The goal of a naturopathic doctor is to employ therapies that support and promote the body’s natural healing process, leading to the highest state of wellness. As professional leaders and pioneers in science-based natural medicine, naturopathic doctors advocate the development of professional standards, accountability, and regulation of all forms of medicine in all jurisdictions to maintain public safety and freedom of choice in health care. Further, we support broad inclusion, collaboration and equal access in the health care system at all levels.

Naturopathy continues to grow and evolve as a body of knowledge. Naturopathic medicine, as an organized profession, is committed to ongoing research and development of its science. It incorporates many elements of scientific modern medicine.

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Insurance Providers Accepted

Please Note: The accepted insurance providers are only available for acupuncture treatments. Please contact your insurance carrier regarding acupuncture coverage in your plan.

Aetna
American Specialty Health
Anthem
Blue Shield of California
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Yoon is very attentive and caring. I like her natural approach... I highly recommend Dr. Yoon as an acupuncturist and health provider!"

    Laura Y.
  • bayareabioidenticalhormonedoctors.com

    "After all these years it was great to finally find a doctor who is competent and really knows her stuff! I highly recommend Minna Yoon!”

    Mike M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Yoon is incredible! Dr. Yoon is friendly, warm, and comforting. She is a great listener and shows a lot of compassion towards her patients."

    Greg G.
Location
Bay Natural Medicine
919 Irving Street, Suite 104
Inner Sunset

San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: 415-373-6762
Fax: 415-564-3200
Office Hours

Get in touch

baynaturalmed@gmail.com
415-373-6762

Bay Natural Medicine
919 Irving Street
Suite 104
San Francisco, CA 94122