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Meet Francis Marlon

Francis Marlon Bugarin is a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist.


He graduated from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland with both a Masters of Sciences in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


With over 10 years of experience studying and practicing various traditional Chinese Modalities, Francis’s approach to treatment integrates both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. He believes that the combination of the two modalities maximize the positive effect treatments for both external and internal concerns. Having the most experience with treating patients with pain management issues, Francis considers himself always a student and feels comfortable treating internal concerns as well.


As an active youth, Francis always encountered more than the usual bumps and bruises and because of this was taken to different healers by his parents. He didn’t realize it then but their care made a very lasting subconscious impression that eventually led him to realize that he was meant to follow the same path. Francis truly believes that it is a gift to be able to serve others in this way and is grateful for the opportunity to assist others in facilitating their own wellness.


When not practicing Chinese Medicine, Francis practices and competes in traditional karate tournaments and sings for recreation in casual settings. He truly believes that his martial arts and music really aid him in his understanding of the mind, body, and spirit and emphasize how important it is to keep the harmony between the three.

After 10 years of working at multiple health clinics and settings, Francis founded Uyayi Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Stockton, CA. A dream realized; he is excited for the future of sharing Chinese Medicine with the community.

Education and Certifications

California Acupuncture License #15167

Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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My Philosophy

My years of experience as an Acupuncturist, Tui Na Bodyworker, and Martial Artist, has taught me numerous things about the human body. But the main thing that stands out the most is the body's innate ability to heal itself. 

As I explain this concept to patients who have just started to undergo treatment, I always ask the individual, "Between the two of us, who do you think the Doctor is?" Most of the time the response will be, "You" referring to me the acupuncturist. I instantly correct them and say they are mistaken. It is the Patient who is indeed the "Doctor." It is through the treatments that we enrich this innate ability and see how amazing the journey of life can be.


The clinic was the best way for me to be able to share this holistic approach, with the chief aim in helping people become better at healing themselves, physically, emotionally, and sometimes spiritually. It may take some time, and some hard work, but the ends will most definitely justify the means.

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