Best Place to Get Pins Stuck in You - 2008
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
455 Arkansas St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
For certain ailments, it's best to hit up Western doctors and get their prescriptions for chalky pills. Other times, only a more holistic cure can help with what ails you. From depression to joint pain to the common cold, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers remedies combining acupuncture and herbs. The Potrero Hill school turns you into a convalescing pincushion at a discount. You can get treated by interns for a sliding-scale cost at the Connecticut Street clinic, or visit the twice-weekly, drop-in ear ("Auricular") clinic down the street at 555 De Haro, where the price is free (but you'll be asked for a donation).