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Larry D. Plageman, LAc
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Linda R.
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    I suffered from anxiety and depression for years, and went from pharmaceutical treatment to treatment with little results or bad side effects. Larry recommended a course of acupuncture once every two weeks and Chinese herbs regularly. That was 4 years ago, and my anxiety and depression are a distant memory. Larry was very professional, coordinated treatments between my western MDs and his treatments, and was always level headed when it came to my hopes and concerns. To be honest, I was very afraid of needles the first time I saw him and now it's nothing. His technique, kindness, and modern knowledge make my appointments with him a welcome addition to my week.

    Benforado Acupuncture
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris B.
    Verified review

    Marianne came to my rescue. I came home from a trip and pulled a muscle in my back when I lifted my suitcase. My daughter said I should try acupuncture and I am glad I did.

    Vignette Medicine
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Katie G.
      Verified review

      I got acupuncture treatments from Vignette for a while for anxiety, digestive issues, and allergies. Her treatments were always relaxing and effective but best of all is how warm and caring Vignette is. Just being in her presence is a healing experience.

      Connection Chiropractic
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Susanna B.
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        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.

        • 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!

        About

        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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        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.

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        We serve you a great experienced massage and Acupuncture for: * Relaxing * Pain relief, sprain and sports injury * Eczema and psoriasis * Back Pain and lumbago * Prostatis * Menopause * Hormone imbalance * Asthma * Diabetes * Bronchitis and cough * Flu and common cold * Gout * Constipation * Migraine and headache * Indigestion * Sinusitis * Stress Relief * Insomnia * Irregular period * Male infertility We would be happy to assist you in your journey to health and healing. We charge $45/hour and $40/half hour for massage, $60/session for acupuncture. We also accept most health insurance and auto accident insurance. For more information about Chinese Medicine or to schedule an appointment, kindly contact Dr Sun.

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        The most effective pain treatment or your visit is free. Safe: virtually free of side effects Clean: single use disposable needles only Understanding: needle-free treatments available

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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.

        • 26 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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        I have been licensed for 21 years, working in the same area. Sensitive education for self healing is a big part of a treatment, if desired and appropriate. I spend more time to foster transformation. I was a desperate patient once myself and I'm compassionate, non judgemental and positive.

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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.

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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.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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        I specialize in pain management and healing through traditional Chinese medicine. Besides the standard traditional Chinese medicine treatments, I am a doctor of medical qi gong and practitioner of five element acupuncture, and I work on sports-related injuries and auricular medicine.

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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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        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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        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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        I am dedicated to community healthcare. I provide the following services: * Osteopathic acupuncture * Apitherapy * Dietary consultations * Chinese herbal treatment My osteopathic acupuncture specialty includes the utilization of counterstrain, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy or trigger-point release, soft tissue manipulation, visceral manipulation, lymphatic flow support and articulatory techniques for joints, spinal and skeletal manipulation in addition to the use of specific oriental medical techniques and Chinese herbology. I have extensive experience working with many conditions ranging from severe traumatic injury to cancer, women’s issues, HIV, sports injury, chronic pain, arthritis, diabetes and fatigue. I have completed two degrees in Chinese medicine which comprised of over eight years of formal study and 20 years of clinical practice.

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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.

        • 41 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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        We do massage, acupuncture, sound healing therapy, as well as natural skin care and facials. We also do acupuncture sessions with cupping and moxa treatments and tui na Chinese massage. We do a wide array of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy and postpartum massage, sports massage, myofascial release, connective tissue massage, foot massage, feet-legs-hands-arms-head-face massage, acupressure, shiatsu, tui na Chinese massage, chi nei tsang abdominal massage and more. We also provide eco-friendly body treatments with stone, herbs, honey, and mud for hot stone massage, salt scrub, honey-lift massage, and heated herbal compress. We offer sound healing therapy, in one-on-one session and also sound healing meditation group session.

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        We are the premier acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine facility, serving San Jose and the greater Bay Area. Two of our practitioners specialize in fertility (we work with both men and women in this area), and our other two practitioners specialize in pain management and women's health and disorders, such as anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues. We are happy to accept insurance, and our front desk will verify your coverage before you make an appointment.

        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

        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.

        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.

        What is an acupuncture treatment?

        An acupuncture treatment is a type of integrative health care session that uses needles (and sometimes heat and/or electrical stimulation) to stimulate the body’s nervous system to begin a healing process. Long practiced in traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern cultures, acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance and use as a complementary and integrative part of healing in Western medicine. During an acupuncture treatment, the patient lies in a relaxed position on a table that is very similar to a massage table. The acupuncturist, having done a diagnosis of health concerns and determined a course of treatment, will insert thin stainless steel needles into the prescribed acupuncture points. These points are determined by the patient’s health needs. The practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to trigger a healing response in the body. Typically there is no pain associated with the treatment. A session may use anywhere from 6-30 needles or more, depending on what illness is being treated. The needles can remain in place for 5-30 minutes, with 15 minutes being a common time. Acupuncture treatments are often prescribed in a series, based on patient need.

        How often do you need to get acupuncture?

        How often you need acupuncture really depends on the health condition that is being treated. Acute issues such as a pulled groin or short-term digestion problems will likely require fewer treatments than a chronic disease such as some types of cancer. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, speaking with the Acupuncture Now Foundation, likens acupuncture sessions to a “dose” of medication prescribed by a doctor. If you have a condition like high blood pressure and are prescribed a medication to treat it, you wouldn’t take one dosage and be done. Likewise, for ongoing health conditions, Dr. Hullender Rubin explains that more than one session of acupuncture is likely in order. “For pain-related diseases, it seems 12 to 20 sessions is a reasonable intervention to achieve stable results,” says Dr. Hullender Rubin. For more acute (short-term) conditions, Dr. Tony Chon says that treatment might consist of two to six acupuncture sessions.

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