Erika Lessey Chen
M.S., L.Ac, Dipl. Ac, C.M.T.

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10 am–6:30 pm

10 am–6:30 pm

10 am–6 pm

The Lotus Center 415.336.0577
1085 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA



Erika Lessey Chen is a licensed physician and herbologist of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Erika received her Master of Sciences at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and is also a Certified Massage Therapist in Orthopedic Tui Na Massage. She is a member of the California State Oriental Medical Association and is licensed by the State Board of California and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Her clinical experience includes work at many centers around the Bay Area, including Ravenswood Health Clinic of East Palo Alto, Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, and Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for women with cancer.

The Lotus Center is a holistic care center with an interdisciplinary staff of physicians. The Lotus Center won Best Acupuncture Clinic from The Bay Guardian in 2003.



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Her Clients Say:
“I was developing a very serious allergic cough. Erika prescribed some amazing chinese herbs. It took a few weeks to kick in, but I have had zero allergies since--now 3 years later. I'm very pleased to have found a long term cure. I not only have no coughing problem, I feel that my lungs have been strengthened.”

“When I had acid reflux issues, she administered acupuncture about 3 times, gave me herbs, and I was back on track in a few weeks.”

“She has a very holistic approach, and even in her facial rejuvenation sessions she considers the whole body and gives you herbs to take home”

“I have always had great results with my accupuncture sessions with Erika. If you are seeking an effective, comfortable, professional service that won't leave a big hole in your pocket book, I highly recommend her.”

“In addition to having such great success as a doctor, she has the best bedside manner ever! You can see it in the way that she cares about her patients and the expertise she exhibits. Sometimes I want to get acupuncture just to see her warm smile. She's been great at making sure I have my herbs, and she's willing to meet me when I have an allergy attack.”