Robyn Adcock

DACM LAc MS

Pediatric acupuncturist
Integrative medicine pioneer and tae kwon do black belt

Robyn Adcock is a specialist in traditional Asian medicine who cares for children from birth to young adulthood using techniques that include acupuncture, acupressure and other manual therapies. She provides non-pharmaceutical management for conditions and symptoms such as pain, migraines and other headaches, nausea, anxiety, constipation or other digestive problems, and neurological issues. She also teaches parents, caregivers and interested adolescents about acupressure, meditation and movement techniques that they can use at home to support their health. She is a member of the UCSF Integrated Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care (IP3) team.

Adcock served as the lead clinician for a clinical trial studying the benefits of acupressure to ease treatment-related symptoms in children being treated for cancer or receiving a stem cell transplants.

After earning a bachelor's degree with a double major in chemistry and theater and dance at Trinity College, Adcock earned a master's degree in Oriental medicine at Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley. She then went on to earn a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine degree at Pacific College of Health and Science.

Adcock serves as executive director and CEO of the California State Oriental Medical Association, where she helps guide the fast-growing profession of Chinese medicine at both state and national levels through legislative policy work, public education programs and interprofessional networking.

Adcock has studied and taught martial arts, dance, yoga and massage for more than 30 years. She enjoys spending time in Big Sur, where she used to have a home, as well as gardening, traveling and soaking in hot springs around the world.

  • Education

    Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College of Berkeley, MS, 2016

    Pacific College of Health and Science, DACM, 2019

I have my dream job at UCSF. I love working with children and families to integrate safe and effective Chinese medicine into their health care.

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    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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