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

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.

She will get her acupuncture license in September 2020 and will then join the practice.

Eve is currently observing Joelle and learning from her 35 years of experience.

On Wednesday mornings, we encourage pregnant and postpartum women to come in to get the added benefit of Eve’s expert advice to Joelle’s treatment.

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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