Acupuncture has evolved into one the most utilized forms of complementary medicine in the US. Its popularity is partly due to scientific studies that have proven it is beneficial for various health conditions, especially pain.
I discovered acupuncture and herbal medicine 15 years ago on a quest to find a natural and sustainable approach to health and wellness. My successful experience lead to a passion to tell others and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
I treat every patient as a unique individual and personalize each treatment to address the symptoms and root cause of your health condition. My services include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin sterile needles through your skin at strategic points on the 12 energetic pathways of the body. The needles stimulate and re-balance your body's energy restoring the natural flow of energy to promote healing.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
There are more than 300 medicinal herbs and minerals and hundreds of ancient and modern patented formulas. Chinese herbal medicine has been used for over 2000 years and was often taken in tea form which required boiling raw ingredients. In modern times, the raw herbs are transformed into granular form (power) and prepared in easy to make teas and convenient easy-to-swallow tablets and capsules.
Fire cupping involves placing cups on your skin for a few minutes to create a suction. This technique restores the proper flow of blood by pulling toxin build-up from your body's deeper tissue and re-balancing your body's energy to reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing and relaxation.
Moxibustion is an ancient heat therapy which consists of burning a dried herb called Mugwort near your skin on specific acupuncture points. The heat and medicinal properties of the herb promote warmth and invigorate the flow of blood to regulate your body's energy. (Included with acupuncture when needed)
Traditional Chinese medicine via video conference. Discuss self-care routines to address a specific health issue (pain, digestion, insomnia, stress, PMS) or support your general health and immune system. Includes acupressure instructions (pressure applied to acupuncture points on the body), a Chinese medicine herbal prescription (herbal tea or capsules and/or topical herb application), and lifestyle recommendations (i.e. diet, exercise, and meditation).
An acupuncture treatment designed to support your general health and immune system. Acupuncture Wellness re-balances your body's energy and restores the natural flow of energy to promote healing, health, and wellness. Restoring your body's natural flow of energy addresses the root causes of pain, insomnia, stress, emotional imbalances, and digestive and women's health issues.
If you are experiencing pain, your insurance plan might cover acupuncture. Many insurance plans cover musculoskeletal signs and symptoms related to pain, such as, structural, degenerative or inflammatory disorders, including dysfunction of the joints, muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, ligaments. If you are unsure if your pain condition is covered by insurance, contact your insurance company for a list of conditions covered. If your condition is covered, provide your complete insurance information when you book your first appointment online. Please allow at least 48 hours for insurance verification. Acupuncture benefits must be verified prior to your first visit. Insurance co-pay is due at the time of service.
Currently accepting insurance plans administered by:
American Specialty Health (ASH): Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Health Net, and Kaiser.
Optum: Sutter Health Plus, UnitedHealthCare, and UnitedHealthCare Signature Value
Landmark Healthplan - Western Health Advantage.
Insurance plans administered by ASH and Optum cover acupuncture only. Herbal medicine, cupping, and maintenance treatments (i.e. wellness acupuncture) are additional out-of-pocket expenses to the patient.
Upon request, superbills are available for out-of-network plans.