• Dr. Sydney Malawer, DAIM L.Ac.

    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 runs a private practice in Berkeley, CA specializing in complex internal medicine and dermatological disorders. Her practice is based in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion based on the work of Ikeda Masakazu and utilizes Classical Herbalism and integrative lab testing to further patient progress. She is also a lecturer at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College at Berkeley and the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences in Oakland, where she teaches classes on Japanese acupuncture and integrative clinical lab testing.


    Dr. Sydney has a special focus in autoimmune conditions, particularly ones that affect the skin, digestion, joints, and thyroid. Her doctoral work focused on approaching complex, chronic inflammatory diseases through the historical lens of "yin fire" and integrating this theory with conventional lab testing to aid in diagnosis, treatment, and progress management of these conditions. She integrates learnings from this original research into her patient care.


    Credentials & Training

    • Doctorate of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine - AIMC Berkeley
    • Master's of Science in East-Asian Medicine - AIMC Berkeley
    • Bachelor's of Science - Cornell University
    • TCM Diploma in Practical Dermatology (candidate) - International TCM Dermatology Association
    • Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Certified Coach
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