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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: 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 this stage, treatment is usually 1-2 times per week, and …

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Lafayette Acupuncture Video
Jun 06, 2016

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

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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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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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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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Obamacare in Action with Acupuncture Insurance
May 13, 2014

By Benjamin Dierauf, LAc This is very exciting – I just treated my first patient who has coverage for acupuncture by her Obamacare insurance plan! I’m treating them with Lafayette acupuncture for allergies, along with Chinese medicinal herbs, and they’re responding well. Their family signed up with a silver level Blue Shield Family EPO Plan …

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