Acupuncture Works is the principal practice of Dr. Ella Woods, DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Serving Pacifica and coastal communities, as well as San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco and other North Peninsula Communities. Ella provides acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with emphasis in the areas of...
•Women's Health, Menstrual Problems, Menopause
•Oncology – supportive care for cancer patients before, during and after chemo and/or radiation therapy
At Acupuncture Works you will experience an integrative approach to your health care needs. Ella’s deep background in public health and biotechnology provides a strong foundation for excellent professional relationships with health care providers of other modalities. She can communicate effectively with your doctor about your health issues and your treatment plan if you choose.
Ella began her career as an Entomologist, studying insects. In Florida she studied mosquito-borne diseases, particularly viral encephalitis and malaria. In California she taught the biology, ecology and control of disease vector insects and conducted research on natural controls for the common cockroach. Realizing that her career would be severely limited without a Ph.D. in this field and lacking the funds to pursue a doctorate full time, Ella migrated to a more business-related application of her biological training. She launched a career negotiating contracts and licenses for research projects for the Department of Defense, NASA, and UC’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. During this time she earned her MBA from San Francisco State University, then Ella moved into the biotech industry and became Senior Manager of Research and Development Contracts and Licenses. Shewrapped up this part of her career as Director of Corporate Contracts for Coulter Pharmaceutical, Inc.