Denise Bowden, MS, LAc

Denise Bowden
Acupuncturist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center

  • Acupuncture and Integrative Chinese Medicine


Denise Bowden is a licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist who has been practicing integrative Chinese medicine since 2006. She has extensive experience working with:

  • Reproductive health for both men and women
  • Cancer support
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Digestion issues

In 2010, Ms. Bowden founded the root & the branch clinic, a multidisciplinary center where like-minded practitioners work collaboratively to best support their clients’ health goals. She has also been a contracted acupuncturist at Pacific Fertility Center and is currently a preferred provider at Laurel Fertility Care. She has been a speaker for the Mama’s Resource Network, the San Francisco Doula Group, the San Francisco Birth Center, and the “Nourishing Hope for Autism” pregnancy and postpartum lecture series.

In addition to helping patients, she enjoys working with medical students and residents, as well as supporting seasoned doctors and other providers in their understanding of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Education and Training

  • MS, Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine 
  • BA, Women’s Studies and Psychology, Colby College

Personal Statement and Approach

My intention is to work in collaboration with my patients and to consider all aspects of their health in order to promote healing and harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.

Back to top