Allyndreth Stead, MAcOM, L.Ac.

allyndrethI come from a family of nurses, starting with my grandmother who ran away from home at 16 to study nursing at San Francisco General Hospital in 1903.  This started a family tradition in health care and both my aunt & mother become nurses in the 1930’s.

My own path started with an 18 year career as a Respiratory Therapist, caring for pre-term infants and children with chronic and severe respiratory and cardiac diseases. After 18 years working at UCSF Medical Center, I could see how fragmented our health care system had become, how expensive, and how we as a society focus on illness rather than health…. Read more