Anne Shelton Crute, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Albany and Berkeley, CA. She practices acupuncture, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Tibetan herbalism, including moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha. She gives Chinese Polestar astrology consultations for individuals and couples. She is a board member of the American Society of Chinese Medicine.
Before opening her private practice, Anne interned as an acupuncturist for two years in the AIMC clinic. She has been an Ayurvedic herbalist and postpartum doula since 2005. Anne graduated magna cum laude with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley. She is now a doctoral fellow at Five Branches University.
Chinese Medicine, Shonishin & Polestar Astrology
Anne has participated in apprenticeships in traditional medicine 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, pediatrics and facial rejuvenation at Shikoku Medical College.
Anne has practiced Ayurveda 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. 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.
Recent public service work includes Karma Clinic at Oakland's Energy Matters to benefit Feed the People (2018) & Planting Justice (2017). Educational outreach projects for the Berkeley and Oakland Unified School Districts in the San Francisco East Bay of 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.