• About Dr. Sydney

    My mission is to help people transform their own health by providing access to acupuncture and East-Asian medicine.

    photograph of Sydney Malawer, light-skinned female with blonde curly hair wearing a black sleeveless top and necklace on a backdrop of green plants

    Dr. Sydney Malawer, DAIM L.Ac.

    I came to East-Asian medicine through my own struggle with psoriasis and seek to bring the same relief, transformation, and advocacy to my patients that I have received from my practitioners of acupuncture and herbal medicine throughout my struggle. I hold a Bachelor's from Cornell University, a Master's from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) at Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine from AIMC Berkeley. Most of my education has been focused on Traditional Japanese Acupuncture through the teachings of Ikeda Masakazu and Classical Herbalism through the teachings of many world-renowned practitioners. Currently, I'm in the process of completing the international TCM Dermatology certification course with Dr. Mazin Al-Khafaji, the go-to expert for herbal medicine approach to dermatological, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. I am also an Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Certified Coach, having gone through extensive training on the science of autoimmune disease and how to incorporate modern research into coaching others through positive change in diet and lifestyle. In addition to my private practice I volunteer at the Charlotte Maxwell Integrative Cancer Care Center serving low-income women with cancer. Prior to East-Asian medicine, I worked for almost 10 years for social enterprises in the United States and Colombia such as Instiglio and Goldieblox. Y para los que prefieren comunicarse en español, aquí se habla.

  • Licensed Acupuncturist

    California State Department of Consumer Affairs

    Doctorate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

    AIMC Berkeley

    Master of Science in Chinese Medicine

    AIMC Berkeley

    Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Certified Coach

    AIP Certified Coach Program

    TCM Dermatology Practitioner

    International TCM Dermatology Association (in progress)

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