Acupuncture Testimonials

Benjamin Dierauf, Licensed Acupuncturist

Stages of Care in Acupuncture
Sep 25, 2016

Stages of Care in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine I’m often asked how often one needs acupuncture. Here is a short synopsis. If you wish to discuss further, please let me know. Stage 1: Acute Care This stage focuses primarily on treating the chief complaint, i.e. the pain or illness that affects quality of life. During …

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Lafayette Acupuncture San Ramon Video
Jun 06, 2016

Check out yours truly talking about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine! To read the full text of the video, click on the button below. Video Text Schedule An Appointment Lafayette Acupuncture / San Ramon Acupuncture: Experienced Acupuncturist & Herbal Medicine for Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, …

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Do suction cup marks indicate a Stephen Curry injury?
Jun 06, 2016

For those of us enjoying the Golden Sate Warriors’ amazing 2015-2016 season, Stephen Curry in action is a sight to behold. Not only is he a phenomenal shooter, but his looseness, quickness, self-confidence, and basketball acuity, creativity, and grace as he moves up and down the court also make him a fan favorite. He’s the second strongest …

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Journey to the West: Acupuncture in San Ramon!
Jun 06, 2016

It’s official: Acupuncture in San Ramon I have finished moving into my new office and we have acupuncture in San Ramon. As I continue my solo practice in Lafayette, this new endeavor enables me to work closely and in tandem with practitioners whom I respect and are enriching the field of wellness. This completes an interesting …

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Eastward Ho! – Acupuncture in San Ramon
Nov 22, 2014

I am pleased to announce that my acupuncture practice in the East Bay is expanding. In addition to providing services in Lafayette, I will soon open a practice in San Ramon, where I am teaming up with an MD and two nutritionists to create a center for integrative and functional medicine. The expansion is happening in …

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Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis
Oct 15, 2014

By Benjamin Dierauf, LAc I’ve recently had a string of patients seeking acupuncture for plantar fasciitis, a debilitating foot pain that is usually at its worst upon waking in the morning. At its root is inflammation of the fascia—a sheath that surrounds muscles on the bottom of the feet—usually caused by recent trauma to the feet. Even something as commonplace as switching to …

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Treating Warts with Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM)
Sep 22, 2014

While most of us know that Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM) effectively treats conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain, and migraines, it is actually a highly evolved and fairly complete system of medicine that applies to a wider than imagined range of symptoms. By addressing underlying imbalances that allow conditions to persist, AOM—usually a combination of …

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Acupuncture vs Back Surgery?
Aug 22, 2014

By Benjamin Dierauf, LAc Here’s an interesting story about something that recently happened at my Lafayette acupuncture office. I had a new patient with excruciating low back pain and sciatica radiating all the way down to her toes. She was scheduled for back surgery in a couple of days and wanted to get acupuncture to help …

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A sincere thank-you
Jul 22, 2014

As summer hits full stride and I begin my second year of acupuncture practice in Lafayette, California, I wish to extend my appreciation to all. After 10 years in academia, this has been a year of amazing growth for me. I am very impressed by the vibrancy of the Lamorinda community and all that it has …

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Acupuncture Points Research: Combining CT Scans with Synchotron Radiation
Jul 10, 2014

By Benjamin Dierauf, LAc While its fairly common knowledge that acupuncture works great for a wide variety of conditions – pain, numbness, stress, and gynecological, immunological, respiratory, and digestive issues, much of the basic science on how it actually works has yet to be discovered. For example, it’s been difficult to identify physiological structures that …

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