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Berkeley Acupuncturists

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Shawna Seth, L.Ac.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisette O.
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I highly recommend Shawna. She is genuine, warm, caring, knowledgeable, and professional. I saw Shawna regularly for eight months while was working on my doctorate and was in the process of writing my dissertation. My sessions with Shawna were therapeutic. She took the time to listen and get to know me to provide a personalized acupuncture treatment. I believe that the combination of talking with Shawna before each treatment and the treatment itself helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. Shawna has a natural ability to be able to listen and offer invaluable guidance without judgment or overstepping. Shawna is in tune and sensitive to the needs of patients. Working with Shawna was empowering and taught me how to take an active role in addressing and healing my anxiety outside of the acupuncture treatments. I am forever grateful for her help through that difficult time.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jesse S.
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Using a unique combination of subtle and physical interventions Oatsinu brings an ancient wisdom to therapy and healing. Native American 'acupuncture', herbs, ceremony and massage restore balance and harmony to restore health and circumstances- a life changing experience can be the result of this level of work: energy, spiritual and physical intervention backing your recovery. I know good work as I have been an acupuncture physician since 1990. Stephen (Jesse) Summers, DOM NM Lic# 239

Dale Fanning LAc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dave P.
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Dale Fanning is a wonderful acupuncturist. He achieves comprehensive, lasting healing by blending his skill in acupuncture with a high level of intuition, patience and empathy. He imbues the Chinese Medicine view of whole body health with these attributes and the results are nothing short of fantastic. I went to Dale with a constellation of symptoms including chronic illness, musculoskeletal issues thru years of wear and tear on the body, as well as basic urban stress and insomnia. At my initial intake, and now updated at my weekly visit, Dale tales the time to get a thorough view of my health history and current state. His treatments consistently reset the dials, improve my condition and leave me feeling centered and full of life force! The sessions themselves are deeply restful; most of the time I fall into a deep sleep as the parasympathetic nervous system is allowed to kick in. This carries over into the evenings where I always sleep best on treatment days. Overall my conditions have improved substantially. As many people do, I regularly receive chiropractic treatment, massage, physical therapy for specific muscles/joints and have a great family doctor. Of all the things I do, the treatments with Dale are the deepest are always the most effective across the board. This is due to the very nature of Acupuncture, which is it treats the source and the symptom. Over the last 15 years I've received treatment from some of the most well-known and highly respected acupuncturists in the Bay Area and the west coast. I took a lot of care and time to write this review as I would never suggest a practitioner to someone lightly. I recommend Dale without hesitation. His treatments are on par with best in field, and in his own style, he surpasses my previous experiences. I understand he is working in the fertility field and have heard nothing but accolades from his patients I meet in the waiting room. He seems to have a capabilities across a wide range of issues. I say he gets extra points as he has gone to lengths to be able to accept multiple insurance plans to make it possible for the largest number of people to be treated. 5 stars for Dr Dale for sure.

Claire S.
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After going to various community acupuncture clinics for years, I was thrilled to meet a practitioner whose skills far surpassed any I had yet seen. Don is highly intuitive, precise, and his treatments are very effective. He asks good questions, and uses few needles. He gives amazing, strong, and thorough acupressure massages, and he has reasonable rates.

Sarti Sports Medicine
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lincoln B.
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    I had the fortune of meeting Joe three years ago and at the time I had some high expectations for my overall fitness growth. Joe ended up becoming my one stop shop due to his immense knowledge in wellness and fitness. Some areas I have used Joe's expertise - Strength, flexibility, nutrition and therapy. Joe incorporates all these elements into his teaching and he makes it pretty simple. For my personal growth I have used his guidance with gymnastic style body weight and Kettlebells. What I truly appreciate the most is attention to form and injury prevention. Of course, along the way I have had my share of injurys and have sought Joe for therapy and acupuncture!! I have never done acupuncture before and Joe has made me a believer. I'm grateful for his guidance and as I head into my 40's I can say I'm stronger and healthier overall than ever before in my life.

    Connection Chiropractic
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Susanna B.
      Verified review

      I lived with chronic shoulder pain for 15 years. I tried EVERYTHING! Physical therapy, massage, different styles of chiropractic, acupuncture. The list goes on. All of those techniques helped, but nothing got to the root of the problem. I would hit a plateau, they would stop care and it would come back a few months later. Then I found Connection Chiropractic. They use a very gentle technique that doesn't feel scary at all like some other kinds of adjustments. I saw results instantly! I just felt stronger and more connected to my body. The pain started reducing pretty quickly and now a year into my care here (and only getting adjusted once a month at this point) my left shoulder feels like my right shoulder!!! I didn't even know that was possible! The best part was starting to notice the other benefits I was receiving as well. I sleep better, I have more energy and I just don't react to stressful situations the same way. I feel much more even-keeled. Thank you Connection Chiropractic! I didn't know I could feel this great.

      Lynne W.
      Verified review

      I’ve sprained my ankle many times before, but never had such a quick recovery. David, who is my neighbor, brought me a Chinese herbal poultice and packed it over the egg- sized ankle. By morning it was merely swollen and he applied it again along with three acupuncture needles. The pain went away quickly and I stayed off it as much as I could. A month later you’d never know it happened.

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      Two hours of first visit done by a female PhD in oriental medicine and licensed acupuncturist include first evaluation, examination and painless acupuncture treatment with more than two adjunctive therapies at flat rate: * $99 - first visit * $85 - following visit (75-90 minutes) Pre-paid plan for: * $400 - for 5 visits * $750 - for 10 visits

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      Acupuncture, medical acupressure, myofascial release, and herbal medicine is provided in a relaxed environment necessary -- that is, for symptom relief. A list of conditions treated is listed on my website. Please go there for all of my information, including education, licenses, and testimonials. Thank you!

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      Stop pain and release stress! Acupuncture works very well on pain problems: upper shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatic, migraine, Bell palsy, anxiety, depression, women's disease, chronic fatigue, diabetes, allergies, psoriasis and digestion disorders. I am a professional educator and a qualified practitioner. I specialize in diabetes, family medicine, pain management, and women's issue. My patient loves my treatment and immediately they can feel the difference.

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      We utilize acupuncture and herbs to help patients achieve total wellness. Alleviating pain, facilitating fertility, and treating all manners of medical problems, Pacific Acupuncture provides complete natural healthcare for all of your needs. To hear what others are saying, check us out on Yelp.

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      Timothy (Teo) Potts, L.Ac. has a family practice that specializes in the treatment of adults and children. In Chinese, the word for family also means home. It is his deepest hope that his clinic will feel like a second home for his patients, a calm space where close attention will be paid to their well-being, empowering them to find healing and peace and wholeness within themselves. Some of the more common concerns treated are: colds and flu, eczema, asthma, allergies, chronic ear infections, teething issues, colic, digestive disorders, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive, morning sickness, acid reflux, back, hip, neck and other body pain (both acute and chronic), insomnia, emotional imbalances, PMS, irregular menses, and more. Timothy (Teo) Potts is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in the state of California. He received his master's of traditional Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Timothy continued his education of natural medicine for children through the holistic pediatric trainings associated with the national organization, The Holistic Pediatric Association. He received certification in Thai massage from the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpag at the Old Medicine Hospital, Chang Mai, Thailand and certification in Asian bodywork at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA. Timothy's work as a consultant for Mayway, a local Chinese herb distribution company, has deepened his knowledge of Chinese herbs and allowed him to visit China to see first hand the process of growing and making Chinese herbal medicine.

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      The clinic is leading in the nation with using Chinese medicine to support a variety of cancer patients through herbal medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure. Patients throughout the world can get service with remote consultation. The clinic is also good at treating pain, fatigue, asthma, and depression.

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I am a California state licensed acupuncturist and certified massage therapist who specializes in treating stress, anxiety, and painful conditions using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The TCM modalities I use include acupuncture, tui na therapeutic bodywork, cupping, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese medicine can be used to prevent problems, not just correct them. By keeping the body's energy in balance, health is maintained. This is true not only for physical fitness, but for mental and emotional health as well. I am also a practitioner and teacher of Filipino martial arts and Jeet Kune Do/MMA concepts, and as both an L.Ac. and CMT, I am especially qualified to understand and treat musculoskeletal pain issues that can arise from injury or years of use.

      • 8 years in business
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      We offer Chinese medicine practice that uses the following: * Acupuncture (systemic acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, ear acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, Xin Nao Kao Qiao, others) * Scalp acupuncture (Zhu Scalp Acupuncture) * Herbal medicine * Nutritional counseling (nutrition according to Chinese medicine, neuro-chemical nutrition, and others) * Medical Qi Gong Our services are best for treating the following: * Pain syndrome (Back pain, neck pain, sciatic pain, fibromylagia, others) * Auto-immune conditions (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, others) * Neurological conditions (spinal cord injury, stroke, neuropathies, myopathies, Alzheimer, Parkinson, cognitive impairment, others) * Stress mal-adaptation, anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigues * Insomnia and sleep disturbances * Gastro-intestinal problems (IBS, Chron's disease, ulcerative colitis, others) * Weight management. Andréa Fuzimoto is: * Doctoral Candidate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at FBU * Assistant Instructor (AI) at the American College of Traditional Medicine (ACTCM) * Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) at CMSC * Certified Scalp Acupuncture Specialist (CSAS) * Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSTCM) - ACTCM * Ear Acupuncture Board Certifies - ACI Memberships: American Academy of Neurology (professional member) Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (professional member) California State Oriental Medical Association (professional member) Transverse Myelitis Association (member) For full profile, please look at my LinkedIn profile (google inkedin andrea fuzimoto). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email. Thanks!

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      Chinese medicine treats a wide variety of complaints and diseases, ranging from acute and chronic pains to colds, digestive disorders, headaches, menstrual and fertility concerns, fatigue, stress, insomnia, and other internal diseases and emotional conditions. I am passionate about helping my patients learn about themselves and become empowered to make needed changes to restore balance and gain strength in their physical and emotional lives. My style of care is to form partnerships with my patients, working together to achieve short- and long-term wellness goals. I believe in easy and open communication, providing a welcoming experience for all my patients, and ensuring that my patients feel listened to, cared for, and thoroughly supported.

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      I promote wellness using acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. These are effective for pain management, digestive issues, chronic cough, asthma, infertility, and many more.

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      We have a women's health center that is specializing in fertility and pregnancy. We provide an atmosphere of tranquility, deep honor, and respect for women and their partners -- from the first thoughts of conception through the joys and challenges of pregnancy and into the transformative first year of motherhood. Our services include acupuncture, massage, cupping therapy, moxa, labor induction and birth preparation.

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      We offer acupuncture and herbal medicine, specializing in women's health, fertility, pregnancy and hormone imbalances, also pain management, stress reduction and body balancing. Some insurance are accepted. We have a private parking lot. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Complimentary initial consultations are offered.

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      I practice acupuncture for about 10 years. I have both acupuncture license in China and USA. I have got O.M.D degree in Five Branches University in 2015.

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      Lamorinda Acupuncture and Healing Arts (LHA) is an integrative traditional Chinese medicine clinic offering effective and safe treatment of a broad range of chronic and acute medical issues. Our specialty is in the use of traditional Chinese medical techniques, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, dietary therapies, tui na massage, and the integration of other modalities to form a holistic approach to treatment, in addition to being well versed in Western medical modalities. As acupuncture and Chinese medicine become more mainstream and less of a fringe medical option, the number of practitioners for you to choose from also increases. There are now over 12,000 licensed acupuncturists in the United States, with the greatest concentration right here in the Bay Area. As a potential patient, how do you choose the practitioner who's right for you? Here at Lamorinda Healing Arts, we believe that your relationship with your practitioner is every bit as important to the healing process as your practitioner's skill with his or her modality of choice. You may go to several different acupuncturists who employ the same techniques, perhaps even use the same points, but with one you experience a much greater improvement than with others. Why is this? Our experience in practice tells us that, beyond technique, point selection or even the placebo effect, a patient's ability to feel comforted, heard, and understood by his or her practitioner, "good rapport", is essential to a positive outcome. We pride ourselves on taking the time necessary to hear you out, to really connect person-to-person, and tailor our treatment to your individual needs. Philosophically, we're a little bit unlike the other clinics you have previously been to, for acupuncture or otherwise. We expect you to be curious, take an active role in your treatment, and do some assignment. We are expecting for results and quickly. We'll be happy to refer you to someone whom we believe is more equipped to do so if we don't get them. In that vein, we also believe that no healing approach is superior to any other; each is suitable to a given degree and for a given situation. We are glad to work with you, together with your other practitioners, to find the correct mix of treatment options to meet your specific needs. We work extensively with other medical doctors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, craniosacral workers, and others who may complement what we do. Most of those currently practicing Chinese medicine were trained in what we like to call "communist Chinese medicine", the standards developed by the current government of mainland China. While we were trained and tested in these methods as well, we are primarily informed by precommunist styles of practice learned through our mentors and the continuing education we received from them. We see medicine as an art as much as a science, as a sociological experience as much as a scientific one. As such, the concept of a medical "practice" is quite a literal interpretation of what we do. Every interaction, every view of a given condition is a unique opportunity not only for you to learn about the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine but also for us to learn about your uniqueness in the context of your reasons for seeing us. Because to us, a medical practice is every bit as much a meditation on being human as it is a chance for healing and change.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What can be treated with acupuncture?

      Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

      • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
      • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
      • Migraine and tension headaches
      • Menstrual cramping
      • Herniated discs
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
      • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
      • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
      • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
      • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
      • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
      • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

      What are the benefits of acupuncture?

      There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Cancer.gov. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

      How does acupuncture work?

      Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

      Is it safe to use acupuncture?

      The general consensus from doctors, researchers and government health organizations is that yes, it is safe to have acupuncture. As with all things, there can be some risks associated with acupuncture, but with proper attention to a few key details, your health should be in good hands when you receive treatments.

      The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) states that “relatively few complications from using acupuncture have been reported. Still, complications have resulted from use of non-sterile needles and improper delivery of treatments.” Thus, the health risks associated with acupuncture are generally a result of human error (non-sterile needles and improper placement) as opposed to how acupuncture works in your body. Research your acupuncture provider to make sure they meet state regulations, and inquire about the use of FDA-regulated acupuncture needles. These are classified as medical devices for use by licensed practitioners, and the NCCIH states they are required to be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards (sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use only).

      How long do the effects of acupuncture last?

      The positive effects of acupuncture may vary in length. Relief may be permanent, effects may be immediate but require regular sessions to maintain, or effects can occur cumulatively over a number of treatments. The health issue you’re having treated, your overall health, and the measures you take to care for yourself after treatment can all have an effect on the duration of the effects. If you’re in a lot of pain, healing from an injury or suffering from a chronic health condition, you may need more visits to see lasting results. For acute conditions you may need from one to three treatments to experience results, while chronic health issues may take six sessions or more.

      You don’t need to be sick or have something wrong to get acupuncture. Acupuncture also helps with stress management, relaxation and keeping your body in good working order. Acupuncture cost will be affected by the number of sessions needed. Sometimes people will feel a little tired after a session, and sometimes the main symptom can be slightly aggravated for a temporary period — but that’s the body’s natural healing response and you’ll see improvement after that. An additional advantage is that acupuncture does not cause adverse effects as prescription drugs can.

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