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Dr. Gigi Shames is a Doctor of Natural Health. Ms.Shames is also a Licensed Acupuncturist.
Dr. Gigi Shames L.Ac., NHD, Dipl.Oriental Medicine, CMT

San Rafael Office
4340 Redwood Hwy #A-22
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States
415-233-0165 - phone

Cotati Office
7840 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati, CA 94931
United States
415-233-0165 - phone

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
School: Five Branches University; Jupiter Hollow School For Massage; The Honors College of Florida State
Degree: Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, Master Of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Certified Massage Therapist; Bachelor Of Arts (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology)

About Dr. Gigi Shames

Welcome! I would love for you to view my 2-minute Acupuncture Introductory Video

My name is Gigi Shames and I specialize in treating your

  • Hormones (Thyroid, Fertility, Menopause)
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Physical Pain

You can feel better fast! Book online at or call me at (415) 233-0165 & Right now you can get $45 off first acupuncture treatment. I look forward to seeing you soon in San Rafael or Cotati (phone appts available for out-of-towners, too).

I was strongly encouraged by my doctor father and nurse mother to pursue a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine; today as an acupuncturist and doctor of natural health I work in San Rafael and Cotati focusing on restoring balance to your thyroid, and alleviating aches and pains.

Today I work alongside my father Richard Shames MD, author of Thyroid Power and I co-wrote our new book Thyroid Mind Power on how to alleviate hormone-related anxiety and depression.

I am dedicated to benefiting your health using the very best modalities of East and West. As a child I had a "needle fear" myself & so have cultivated a very gentle acupuncture technique, to ameliorate any fear of needles yet maximize the efficacy of this 5,000 year-old medicine.

Additionally, you can receive a high-quality granulated herbal prescription individually tailored to your specific needs, based on your tongue and pulse. These aspects address not just symptoms but also the root cause of your health conditions.

My offices are in San Rafael & Cotati, California. For hormone balancing, pain/stress, getting pregnant, or quitting smoking, please book on via or call (415) 233-0165. Brief massage is often included in your session.


Additional Memberships

  • Business Network International
  • LAc Roundtable
  • Acupuncturists On Facebook
  • Preventive Medical Center of Marin
  • American Acupuncture Council

Additional Practitioner Information

Treatment Techniques
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Moxibustion
  • NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
Areas of Expertise
  • Adrenal
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Smoking
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Thyroid
  • Weight Reduction
  • Women's Health
Styles of Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Scalp Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

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