You are in safe, capable hands. We provide the highest level of care for every patient, and we have the professional experience to make a lasting difference in your health. We know that seeking help is not always easy, but you can trust us to listen and recommend the best possible treatments for your needs.
The result? You leave feeling better—whether you see us for one visit or throughout a sustained care plan.
Acupuncture & Electroacupuncture
Stimulating the body’s tissues with acupuncture needles activates neurological, muscular, endocrine, and immunological/inflammatory mechanisms. These responses promote healing and physical balance, alleviate pain, provide stress relief, and induce physical and psychological relaxation.
Our clinicians have been practicing acupuncture and trigger point dry needling for over 15 years, working in both the U.S. and China. We apply our deep expertise and ongoing professional training to make unique decisions for each patient, and we use a wide range of both traditional and contemporary acupuncture methods to achieve optimal results. Learn more.
Dry Needling and Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture
We are the Bay Area’s first choice for dry needling acupuncture, an indispensable tool for treating muscle and fascia pain. This safe and effective technique works by eliminating hyperactive muscle fibers that send pain through nerve, muscle, and connective tissue in predictable patterns.
Dry needling entails the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into hypersensitive muscle and soft tissue trigger points. Studies show that dry needling , relieves pain by promoting local tissue repair and stimulating healing mechanisms in muscle and connective tissues. When trigger points are deactivated, they become less irritable and maintain higher pain and inflammatory thresholds. Learn more.
Motor Point Acupuncture
Motor point acupuncture stimulates the synapses between muscles and motor nerves (also known as motor points). This treatment produces involuntary twitches in the affected muscles, which helps to reset dysfunctional muscle spindles and correct reflexive spasms and abnormal muscle function. This method is often used for weak or atrophied muscles, or muscles that are not responding to traditional physical therapies.
Laser Therapy, Phototherapy and Low-Level Light Therapy
Cold laser and light therapy is a remarkably effective way to stimulate injury and wound repair, resolve acute and chronic tissue inflammation, and improve local circulation and cellular nutrition. Learn more.
We use a variety of non-invasive, hands-on techniques to treat musculoskeletal pain, and manipulate and mobilize muscles and joints.
Trigger Point Release and Spray-and-Stretch Techniques carefully isolate and deactivate pain-causing triggers with specialized methods that use stretching and coolant spray.
Cross-Fiber or Cross-Friction Massage is especially effective for tendonitis/tendonosis and certain muscle problems.
Chinese Tui Na includes dozens of manual techniques based on traditional Chinese medical massage, or tui na (“push-pull”), used independently or alongside acupuncture to treat pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Integrative Massage includes manual techniques based on osteopathy, physiotherapy, circulatory massage, shiatsu, deep tissue massage, connective tissue manipulation, and other practices that provide relief and restore tissue health.
We safely burn an herb known as mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) or moxa near specific points of the body to warm and invigorate the blood, usually in conjunction with acupuncture.
This non-invasive process uses suction to increase circulation and stretch tissue
We are experts in the full spectrum of botanical medicine—from traditional applications to the latest plant-science research. Our breadth of knowledge enables us to choose the safest, most effective herbal medicines for your needs and conditions.
Functional and Nutritional Medicine
Based on scientific research methods, functional and nutritional medicine uses lab testing to determine the most appropriate dietary supplements (and effective dosage), and any other treatments that will effectively address your health needs.
Essential Oils and Botanical Extracts
The biochemical properties (including potent terpenes and phenols) of aromatic oils and other botanical preparations can support health, healing and wellbeing. We provide custom essential oil inhalers and topical blends to treat symptoms and conditions including sinus congestion, nausea, stress, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, pain, joint inflammation, and addiction.
Specific dietary and nutritional recommendations can effectively treat many health disorders, including gastrointestinal problems, allergies, chronic pain, fatigue, mental health conditions, cancer, and more.