Dreaming and creating a world…

in where people understand that they can trust the “no side effect” medicine or more specifically the medicine with “positive side effects”.

Our Vision

Dreaming and creating a world where people understand that they can trust the “no side effect “medicine or more specifically the medicine with “positive side effects”.

With 35 years of experience and extensive education in both acupuncture and applied clinical nutrition, I am here to co-create with you a new medical model that I call the “no bad side effects model” or more precisely the “good side effects model” where what you are given to heal can give you more health benefit than what you were looking for! Your pains, your fatigue, your anxiety, you feeling unwell can be the beginning of your transformative journey and your guide to a more vibrant happier life.

Joëlle Dussuyer L.Ac.


General, reproductive, and sports/work injury practice; multiple modalities including full range of acupuncture procedures, nutritional counseling, herbal therapy, postural alignment and manual therapy techniques, review of and recommendation of exercise.

After completing a Masters in Biology from the University of Lyon, Joelle turned her attention to the healing arts. For six years she practiced Shiatsu massage while completing her training in Acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Acupuncture. She followed her degree in Acupuncture with a Clinical Fellowship at the University of Nanjing, Nanjing Hospital, Nanjing China.

In 1987 Joelle opened her practice in San Francisco where she focuses on both acupuncture and applied clinical nutrition.

Eve Daures L.Ac.

Associate / Doula

We are delighted to welcome Eve to Back to Health with Acupuncture. She practiced in Paris as a midwife for four years in both birth and postpartum units, the high-risk pregnancy department, as well as providing private pregnancy and gynecological consultations. She complimented her midwifery credentials with an obstetric acupuncture degree in France.

Eve is currently observing Joelle and learning from her 35 years of experience. We encourage pregnant and postpartum women to come in to get the added benefit of Eve’s expert advice to Joelle’s treatment.

Tina Del Mar L.Ac. DACM


We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tina Del Mar to Back to Health with Acupuncture.

Dr. Tina Del Mar is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She comes to our acupuncture family with 20 years of clinical experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Lactation Educator.  Her curiosity for a healthier life and natural healing led her to pursue her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 

As a mother of two teenage girls, she is also well-versed in teenage health challenges and brings an integrated approach to whole family health. She specializes in pain management, emotional balance, and family health.  She will be working Mondays and Thursdays from 12-6 in San Francisco.

David Jerome

Office Manager

David keeps our office organized, handles insurance claims and all around, provides an enormous amount of support – I couldn’t do it without him!

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