what if you could live a life beyond emotional and physical pain?

You might have:

  • more time to focus on what nurtures you.

  • more time to connect with friends and loved ones.

  • more ‘spoons’ to get your through your day.

Chronic emotional and physical pain

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Pain has many components to it. Sometimes it’s physical. Sometimes it’s emotional. Oftentimes it’s both. And a lot of times it feels like it’s never going to end.

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What does it look like to live a life beyond pain?


Experience more energy and have more spoons to get your through your day and week.


Experience a renewed sense of hope when you’re not in pain all the time.


Sleep better and more consistently. Remember and learn from your dreams.

People who had no idea that I had had an acupuncture session asked me what happened, as they hadn’t seen me walk that well and that naturally in years. - Barbara Krauthamer

Hi I’m Denise Cicuto, Acupuncturist, herbalist, and alchemist

photo of Denise by Michael Pegram

photo of Denise by Michael Pegram

I detect the root cause of pain to help you heal on a soul level. Like a detective solving mysteries, I use my skills as an acupuncturist, herbalist, and alchemist to uncover the blocks that are in the way of your healing.

I help people live beyond chronic emotional and physical pain.

Since 2015, I’ve been living and breathing Alchemical Healing as taught by my mentors Lorie Dechar and Benjamin Fox.

I also have advanced training in Pregnancy and Postpartum care by Debra Betts, and am certified in Gua Sha by Arya Neilsen.

In 2012, I completed an Externship in Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China.

My training helps me guide you on your healing journey.


What’s included in an alchemical healing treatment?

Your session may include a combination of Acupuncture Chinese herbs Cupping Dreamwork Educational five element cards Five element healing anointing oils Flower essences Gua Sha Guided Meditation Moxibustion Six Heali.png
I have tried a few acupuncturists in San Francisco and
. . . none of the others brought the depth of passion, insight, and knowledge that Denise brings to every session. - Cara C.
Denise is amazing - a real healer. She has cured back pain, relaxed nerves, and even kick-started my cycle when necessary. - Catherine H.
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