Herbal medicine is the substantial counterpart to  acupuncture. Many conditions greatly benefit from the use of Chinese herbal therapy alone, or with acupuncture. Herbs, (including plants, flowers and minerals) are highly specific in their actions and possess diverse qualities and properties to target different aspects of disfunction. Herbal formulas are specifically tailored to the individual needs of each patient and come in the forms of herbal pills, powders or tinctures.  

We have our own line of tinctures devised of formulas we have developed over the last 12 years in practice.  When a problem falls outside our line of extracts or necessitates customization, we will create a custom powder formula just for your situation. 

To learn more about our line of extracts visit us at 



Griffo Acupuncture provides personalized, holistic acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments. We strongly believe in integrating the knowledge of modern western medicine and the wisdom of eastern medicine to ensure you achieve your goals in the safest and most effective manner possible. We work closely with our in-house team of Physical therapists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, Chiropractor and other physicians and specialists to ensure that you get the exact care and support you need.  

Frank Griffo has over a decade of experience providing effective solutions to complicated medical problems.  A specialist in acupuncture orthopedics and herbal medicine, Frank is proud to avail patients of this gentle and non-invasive way to treat many health issues with little to no side effects.  As a primary care provider, he has helped thousands of patients get through their medical crisis as efficiently as possible and back on the road to health as quickly as possible.  


Professional Experience

Private Practice

Berkeley 2005- , Petaluma 2015-

Clinical/Hospital Work

Doctors Medical Center, Richmond, CA
Elephant Pharmacy, Berkeley, CA
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Maxine Hall Health Center, San Francisco

Subject Matter Expert - 2008-

California State Acupuncture Board
committee for the creation and evaluation of state licensing exam


American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley, CA

Elephant Pharmacy, Berkeley, CA
Tai Chi Berkeley


Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics - 2014
Acupuncturists without Borders - 2010

Dr. Ou - 2003-2010 - Traditional apprenticeship with Acupuncture Master, Dr. Ou.  
M.S. - 2005 - ACTCM - Four Year degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with pre-med, didactic work and clinical rotations.
B.A. - 2000 - U.C. Berkeley - Comparative Religion
Other Studies - Training with masters of dermatology, fertility and gynecology,and herbal medicine

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Berkeley - 1996-2006
Various Instructors - William Chen 1995, 1999, Ben Lo 2001, 


Located in downtown Petaluma, CA

Call (707) 762 -7678 to book an appointment. 

Appointments are currently available on T-TH 8:30 - 2:30

If you have general questions or health related questions please fill out the form below. Thank You.

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224 A Weller St.
Petaluma, CA 94952


Tuesday-Thurday 8:30-2:30