Dr. Giulietta Octavio


Her Mission:
Bringing true pain relief and greater well-being through personalized assessment and whole person care for adults, children and families. 

When you’re ready for insightful and compassionate care, Giulietta is there. Life is full of change. Each transition is a chance to grow and finesse or devolve and cause harm. Wouldn’t you love a highly-trained, heartfelt advisor on your life’s journey? Everyone deserves this kind of support.

Her Training:
Giulietta is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Her Experience: 1992 – Today
Dr. Octavio’s teaching experience includes instructor of Human Anatomy in the Laboratory at San Francisco State University, Assistant Teacher of TCM Gynecology at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Instructor of Ethical Business for Holistic Health-Care at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She has given periodic health talks for the Institute of Holistic Health Studies at SFSU. She has worked with children doing Art & Dance Therapy, and as a volunteer Occupational Therapy Aid at San Francisco General Hospital. Giulietta’s clinical experience includes working at Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, Bartlett Falls Chiropractic, Osento, Chinese Medicine Works, and in her own clinic, Integral Body.

Her Focus in Healing:
Dr. Octavio specializes in Women’s Health, especially Fertility, Prenatal and Postpartum concerns, and has received in-depth additional training with Raven Lang, Miki Shima, Lifang Liang, Jeffrey Yuen, Richard Tan, Julia Ross, ABORM, and others. In addition to Women’s Health, Giulietta works with pain, stress, and other Internal Medicine concerns. She is passionate about relieving suffering and growing joy. She believes everyone has a right to be healthy and well. She believes that good health begins with the basics; good food, clean air and water, self-respect, and compassion. Her work is informed by a personal love of dance, yoga, cycling, surfing, and being in nature. She holds a deep regard for the therapeutic process in achieving physical, mental and community health.

Giulietta and Integral Body:
Dr. Octavio created Integral Body in 1992 to be a community-centered practice specializing in services that promote optimal health and well-being. These services include acupuncture, deep tissue, sports, and cranio-sacral massage, tui na, shiatsu, chi nei tsang, cupping, moxa, energy medicine, traditional chinese medicine (TCM), and nutritional counseling. She has created a healing center that includes many dynamic and talented practitioners. We are all here to assist you to create the health and life you need and desire.

Check out her profile and recommendations on LinkedIn:


“I am so grateful for Integral Body. My acupuncturist, Giulietta, is warm, kind, thorough and responsive. Her work is nothing short of amazing; I feel more calm, centered, and HEALTHY. She reminds me regularly to be good to myself and to REST. The staff is also sweet and fun to chat with in my pre-appointment minutes. They accommodate me when I run a few minutes late and are always receptive to my scheduling needs. I HIGHLY recommend Integral Body.”

I came to Integral Body in Oct 2012 with a clenched jaw that would not unclench, as well as tension in my neck and shoulders from life transition stress. After speaking with Giulietta, she recommended a session of acupuncture, with some acupressure and massage as well. One session made such a huge improvement that I didn’t really need to go back for 2nd one. I highly recommend IB’s great service and lovely environment.

“I have been wanting to make an acupuncture appointment for years and finally did – one session with Giulietta Octavio and I already feel better! Best spent time and money on myself!”

“I consider Giulietta an amazingly knowledgeable and caring practitioner. She obviously has deep and wide-ranging experience, but she is also always keeping abreast of new developments. I have always felt treated, as a unique individual, with exactly what I needed at the time. She’s an attentive listener, a skilled responder, and an extraordinarily compassionate human being. I would’ve been in a world of trouble without her help these past couple years!”

“Very professional and hassle free. Can’t wait til my next appointment. Giulietta rocks. My insurance covers my appointments even. This was my first time doing acupuncture, and I’ll definitely be back.”

“I highly recommend Giulietta Octavio as a wonderful and very skilled acupuncturist Besides her more conventional great acupuncture skills, she is also one of the the most skilled acupuncturist I have worked with for mental health issues. She can work with major mental illnesses: chemical imbalances, major depression, bipolar disorder and so forth. She is also the rare acupuncturist willing to work with western medicine– even talking back and forth with other doctors.”

“The most profound result of my treatment with Giulietta has been discovering an openness to alternative medicine. This, coupled with treatment, has had a relaxing, rejuvenating, and hopeful effect on mind, body, and spirit. I enjoy the confidence of spirituality, healing, empathy, and seriousness Giulietta employs in her treatment. All these have integrated my awareness of my body and my health. Thank you!”

“I used to grind my teeth so much that my neck and shoulders were always sore and I would sometimes get headaches that were so severe that I was sensitive to the light. None of the “Western Medicine” options helped, but after several months with Giulietta I feel huge relief! Less tension, less tooth grinding and more restful sleep.”

“Giulietta’s acupuncture treatments and massages manage to keep me free of knee pain from arthritis. Knowing a visit is coming up is a great stress-reducer, and I leave Integral Body feeling renewed and rejuvenated. The space is very beautiful and soothing, too.”

“Giulietta Octavio is a gifted healer who has been a primary caregiver for our family since 1999. I began as a massage client, and now see her regularly for TCM treatments. Her knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, pain management, and women’s health issues has continually impressed me. As a health provider, she is a skilled listener, and works on behalf of each patient to develop a sustainable treatment path.”

“I came in for a few acupuncture sessions and was pleasantly surprised with the results from both visits. The first one treated a severe neck cramp (from stress) and the second treated an ongoing sleep issue and some breastfeeding complications. I would highly recommend Integral Body to anyone seeking relief from pain or ailments.”

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