Claudia Benvegnu, L.Ac., Ph.D.
(650) 369-0374


The Acupuncture Wisdom Clinic was established by Dr. Claudia Johnson Benvegnu, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist near Stanford University in 1996. In her practice, she integrates the  perspectives of both Eastern and Western medicine.

Her professional background includes:

  • Ph.D. from Cellular, Viral and Molecular Biology, University of Utah (1988)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, Biology Department (1988-91)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship University of California, San Francisco (1991-93)
  • Master of Science-Oriental Medicine, Meiji College of Oriental Medicine, San Francisco (now called Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley) (1996)
  • Board certified Licensed Acupuncturist, California (1996)
  • Diplomat in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) (1996)
  • Claudia studied herbal prescribing privately for over 10 years with Dr. C.S. Cheung, M.D. (USA) a co-founder of American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco and translator of many books and papers describing how Chinese herbalists have cured serious diseases
  • Claudia trained in Worsley Classical 5 Element Acupuncture with Khosrow Kalighi and Shirley Nichols starting in 2013.  She is continuing her training with Professor J.R. Worsley’s successor, Dr. Judy Worsley. (For more information about J.R. Worsley, see