We invite you to use our online schedule, or call us to discuss a treatment plan for you 650-948-9642. You can also download the Genbook app to make online scheduling easy.
It’s a good idea for new patients to plan on an initial visit as well as a second visit in the following week. We typically see clients one to three times per week for one to eight weeks or more.
Our intake form is provided as an attachment within our online schedule. Please fill it out prior to your first visit; you may send it to us or bring it in with you. If you have had recent lab testing or imaging please bring those reports with you as well.
Choosing to take care of yourself is a key component of your over all well-being. A healthy lifestyle includes committing to eating well, exercising, and managing stress. Other supportive services, such as chiropractic, massage, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy, may also be part of your self-care routine. Acupuncture is a positive and complementary addition to any and all of these, often providing benefits your other supportive service providers will notice as well.
We will review your medical history, lab reports, discuss your health concerns and goals, feel your wrist pulses, look at your tongue, answer any questions you have, before you receive acupuncture. Hair-thin, sterile, single-use needles are inserted as you rest comfortably for thirty to forty five minutes. Most people feel incredibly relaxed during and after acupuncture.
Please have something light to eat before your appointment; it’s best not to be too hungry or too full when you receive acupuncture. If you exercise daily, it’s best to do this before your acupuncture treatment.
We typically suggest herbal medicine, and explain the benefit you can expect from adding it to your treatment plan. We may recommend additional modalities such as gua sha, cupping, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, or moxa, and we will always explain the process to you.
We will briefly discuss your progress, then you will receive acupuncture and/or one of the modalities mentioned above. Your provider will make additional recommendations as needed, and compose your herbal formula.
Initial visit: $190
Follow up visits: $110
Please ask us about our package discounts.
We require payment at each visit, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, HSA and FSA cards.
We are out of network with all insurance plans, but we submit claims to your insurance provider on your behalf.
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of tiny, disposable, sterile needles. Acupuncture points are selected in order to regulate the vital energies of the body. What do we mean by regulate? Many health problems manifest as excess or deficient, with symptoms of heat, cold, dryness, excess phlegm or fluids, stagnation, or pain.
Fire-Cupping involves applying a glass cup to the skin with suction over an area where there is muscle pain, decreased sensation, coldness, or limited movement. Cupping moves blockage in the tissues that have built up as a result of injury, illness, or poor circulation. The suction action restores adequate blood flow to the area, accelerating the healing process after an injury or illness. Cupping is also used in early stages of colds and respiratory infections to assist in clearing the pathogen from the body.
Gua Sha is a technique in which an oil is applied to the skin over an area where pain or limited function occurs. Then a flat edged gua sha tool is rubbed over the area with pressure, releasing tight, painful, numb, contracted muscles and tendons. Gua sha can also be used to release congestion and toxins from the lungs
Moxa is used externally to warm the body, invigorate blood flow, and dispel dampness and cold. Two forms are used: the smokeless stick, and indirect moxa applied to the needle handle.
Electro-Acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical micro-current to acupuncture needles. It was developed in China as an extension of hand manipulation of acupuncture needles around 1934. Benefits include:
Herbal Medicine is the use of plant seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, flowers, mineral, and animal objects for medicinal purposes. Chinese herbal medicine usually consists of combining two or more herbs into formulas instead of using single herbs. While the scientific study of herbs began just over two centuries ago, CM formulas have been used to treat a wide range of health problems in Asia for thousands of years. Modern doctors of CM use herbal formulas which were created, recorded, and effectively used thousands of years ago and today.