“I help people heal and restore pain-free balance, vitality and health by helping them implement healthy habits and eliminate unnecessary medications, using 25+ years experience with acupuncture, Chinese medicinal herbs, and bodywork.”
Acupuncture is a modality of East Asian Medicine, a time-tested medical system thousands of years old that diagnoses and treating common health problems. In East Asian Medicine, health is viewed as a healthy balance of the forces in our life, versus modern conventional medicine, where health is seen as the absence of disease.Click here to get an overview of conditions I frequently treat.
The super-thin needles used in acupuncture have no drugs on them. You may occasionally feel a light prick, and it’s very relaxing as they help your body restore balance. Patients often fall asleep during their treatment.
Acupuncture stimulates your body to better function and heal itself. It helps balance your autonomic nervous system by turning off your body’s ‘fight or flight’ mode and turning on its ‘rest, digest, and heal’ mode.
Local effects include increased circulation to promote healing. Systemic effects include the release of endorphins – naturally occurring pain-killing substances within your body that promote relaxation and healing.
Acupuncture also modulates your perception of pain by changing the pattern of nerve conduction, and can also modify your brain’s actual interpretation of pain signals. Chinese herbal medicine, another modality of East Asian Medicine, is a highly refined system of natural medicine. It uses plant, animal, and mineral products to bring your physiology back into balance and complements the acupuncture you receive. I use only high-quality, rigorously tested Chinese herbal formulas that match your specific constitution and health condition.
Acupuncture benefits all of the conditions listed below. Most of these come from a list by the World Health Organization of diseases and disorders. In my 25+ years of practice I have treated all of the conditions—and many more—successfully.
If your condition is not listed or if you have questions, pleaseuse this form or contact me at (925) 297-4785. I’m happy to discuss what’s going on with you and give you my best sense of how well acupuncture can help you.
Most likely you will find that acupuncture benefits you beyond the treatment of symptoms. Acupuncture addresses the root cause of imbalance in your body, and it can affect you positively on an emotional and energetic level as well. After your treatment you may feel calmer, more focused and more energetic as your body resets itself and comes into balance. For more information, please see my page on Questions about Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine.
While acupuncture is a subtle and powerful form of medicine, generally speaking, one session of acupuncture is usually not enough to affect the change you’d like to see (although it does happen). I usually recommend a series of 3-6 sessions for a treatment plan, depending on your condition, after which you should be making significant progress.
Commonly Treated Health Conditions
MUSCULOSKELETAL ACHES & PAINS
- Back, Neck, Shoulders, Wrists, Hips, Knees, Ankles
- Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches & Migraines
- Post-Operative Pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sports Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Irregular Menstruation Menstrual
- Pain & Discomfort
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Menstrual Bleeding Disorders
- Low Energy
- Ovarian Cysts
- Aches and Pains
- Women’s Health Issues
- Respiratory Problems
- Digestive Issues
- Chronic Illness
- Low Energy
- Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
- Abdominal Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gall Stones
- Colds & Flu
- Shortness of Breath
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East Asian Medicine evolved in Asia and has its roots in China, going back several thousand years. It is a system of medicine that views the body, its physiology, and its relationship to the environment with the goal of creating and maintaining balance. East Asian Medicine is used to understand and diagnose what is happening in the body.
As a practice, Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine spread throughout Eastern Asia, and now grows and thrives in the United States. As a long-time resident and practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area, to which many of these streams of knowledge converge, I’ve learned the best this medicine has to offer and share this with my patients.
Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine helps treat most illnesses and prevents many others as well.Over one quarter of the world’s population currently uses Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine for their primary healthcare. As it interacts with Western science and forms partnerships and shared understanding, it becomes a key feature of what is known today as ‘Integrative Medicine’ and/or ‘Complementary Medicine’.
Because it is holistic in nature, Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine treat not only symptoms, but the root of problems, and compels your body’s natural healing capacity to better function and help you heal more quickly. It treats your whole mind and body with the goal of creating balance. In addition to reducing physical pain and discomfort, you’ll find that acupuncture increases relaxation, restoration and energy. As your body and mind come into balance, your life will do the same.