Meet Dr. Amy Baird Schlegel L.Ac, D.A.O.M




Dr. Amy’s personal background and philosophy:

Dr. Amy believes that we need to improve the compassion level of medicine and the time spent listening and caring for patients.  The goal is to value the individual in order to empower patients to find healing.

Dr. Amy Schlegel has been studying and practicing in the world of herbalism and qi and refining her art of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1994.  She holds a doctorate in  Acupuncture, specializing in Women’s Health and Neuromuscular Medicine. 

Dr. Amy graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute in Santa Barbara and trained in San Francisco under Stephanie Snyder and Jason Crandall to become a certified yoga instructor.

Dr. Amy has vast experience in the healing world.  She ran a busy practice in Santa Barbara, assisted patients with drug rehabilitation through The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) using auricular acupuncture, and offered community acupuncture at Duell Chiropractic, treating up to six patients an hour. 

Later, to deepen her healing knowledge, Dr. Amy pursued a doctorate in Women’s Health and Neuromuscular Medicine through Five Branches University in San Jose. She also completed intensive training in China at Zhejiang University under Dr. Gong Yiping. 

As a professor at the American College of Traditional Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, she taught Acupuncture Point Function and Location classes and supervised student acupuncture clinics.  A highlight of Amy’s career is guiding acupuncture students in treatments at the Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation department at CPMC, Davies, in San Francisco.   

Dr. Amy completed an internship in the Labor and Delivery Department at  Lutheran Medical Center, now NYC Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, with Claudia Citkovitz.  Another treasured part of Dr. Amy’s career is taking part in hands-on healing at home births in San Francisco with long-time midwife Angelika Nugent.


“We do not always allow ourselves to work through pain. More often than not, we think pain is a signal that we must stop, rather than find its source. Our souls do not like stagnation. Our souls aspire toward growth, that is, toward remembering all that we have forgotten due to our trip to this place, the earth. In this context, a body in pain is a soul in longing.”
― Malidoma Patrice Somé, Ritual: Power, Healing and Community

Amy Schlegel L.Ac, DAOM is a slowed-down space to tend to the garden of one’s self.