Francis Marlon Bugarin L.Ac.
Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from California State University, East Bay
Francis Marlon Bugarin is a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Practitioner.
He graduated from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland with both a Masters of Sciences in Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed the Tui Na Medical Massage program. During his years of study Francis practiced massage in multiple Chinese Medicine Clinics where he was able to utilize and fully apply Chinese Medical philosophy to help patients with various ailments with which he is now applying to Acupuncture treatments.
With over 10 years of experience studying and practicing various traditional Chinese Modalities, Francis’s approach to treatment integrates both Acupuncture and Massage. 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 both formal and 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 7 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.