Mary Frances is an acupuncturist based in Downtown Los Angeles. A shiatsu massage therapist for over ten years, it was a knee injury that led her to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. Surgery and physical therapy, though necessary and helpful, were only able to restore partial functioning of the joint. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and medical qigong, all facilitated furthering the range of motion and strength of the knee.
Although no longer able to competitively kickbox, she is now able to live an active lifestyle. It was interest in her own healing process, as well as her continued interest in the health of others, which inspired her to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now, Mary Frances treats patients utilizing acupuncture, herbal formulas, tuina (Chinese medical massage), and medical qigong. It is her goal to help patients find ways, applicable to them, to live as functionally and as happily as possible.