Dr. Anne Shelton Crute is a licensed acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Albany and Berkeley, CA. She practices acupuncture, Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic and Tibetan herbalism, including moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha. She gives Chinese Polestar astrology consultations for individuals and couples and does both natal and transit readings.
Anne received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University, prior to which she graduated magna cum laude with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College. Before opening her private practice, Anne interned as an acupuncturist for two years in the AIMC clinic. She was an Ayurvedic herbalist previous to that.
Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda
Anne has trained one-on-one in private apprenticeships for more than 15 years in the US, Japan, and India. She is a clinical intern in Robert Levine’s acupuncture clinic since 2014. She studied Chinese medicine, food cures, and Chinese Polestar astrology for 12 years with Liu Ming. In Japan, she studied acupuncture and pediatrics at Shikoku Medical College. In terms of Ayurveda, Anne has practiced for over a decade. She studied in clinical apprenticeships in America and India since 2003, chiefly with Vaidya Dr. Ashwin Shastry at Arogyaniketana Ayurveda inpatient and outpatient clinic in Karnataka, India. There, she studied Vagbhata's Ayurvedic classic Ashtanga Hrdayam. Prior to that, she apprenticed at Berkeley Ayurveda under Dharmanidhi Sarasvati, concurrently learning pulse, herbs, and classic texts with Michael Dick.
Anne served as a board member of the American Society of Chinese Medicine.
Recent public service work includes Karma Clinic at Oakland's Energy Matters to benefit Banteay Srei (2019), Feed the People (2018) & Planting Justice (2017). Anne is a member of the California Climate Health Now, an action network for healthcare professionals which advocates for environmental protections and the prevention of climate crisis health emergencies. Educational outreach projects include programming for children for the Berkeley and Oakland Unified School Districts in the San Francisco East Bay, CA. Past public service offerings have been at the Women's Prison Association, FEMA at Pier 90 and Yoga to Help Heal’s project to address PTSD in NYC.