Riena Kim




Specializing in

  • Acupuncture
  • HerbalMedicine
  • Traditional Thai Massage
  • Shiatsu/TuiNa
  • Pain Management
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Women’s Health



Riena Kim is a California Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. She has completed extensive clinical training at the ACTCM Community Clinic and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Stroke Rehabilitation Center, where she treated patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological conditions. In addition to her clinical practice in the Castro district of San Francisco, Riena volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic providing support to women living with cancer.

Riena is known to have a gentle touch and a calm, compassionate presence, in addition to providing effective, individualized, holistic patient care. With an extensive background in psychology, Riena specializes in treating emotional imbalances, anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, as well as pain management, preventative medicine, women’s health, and constitutional imbalances.

Riena is a second-generation acupuncturist, and her path in the healing arts began in 2006, studying Traditional Thai massage and holistic yoga with Saul David Raye. Her approach to bodywork (Thai yoga massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Acupressure) is intuitive, nourishing, and deeply therapeutic. 

I am continually inspired and humbled by the depth, scope, and beauty of Chinese Medicine and it’s numerous offerings. My intention is to educate and empower my patients to re-align with the natural, radiant state of wellness, in an effort to achieve optimal health and balance: emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I truly enjoy and feel blessed to share this healing medicine with others..