When You Arrive

Please text me at 510-984-4865 and I will come to the door to let you in.

Parking lot is open to all patients. If you will be leaving this clinic after dark, park near or on the street for more abundant light. 


All gender restrooms are available on the 2nd floor of the building. (Our clinic is on the first floor with restrooms as well.) If you would like to use a single room restroom, I am happy to open the upstairs door for you. 

How do I prepare for my appointment?

photo of an herbal tincture/ chinese medicinal herbs bottle.

Late Arrival & Cancellation Policy

If you have been in close contact with anyone suspected of having Covid-19 or are experiencing cold/flu symptoms, please call or email our office. 

Policy: Your appointment time is reserved just for you. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please do so with 24 hours notice. Patients who provide less than 24 hours notice, miss their appointment, or arrive late to their appointment will be charged a fee equal to the full cost of their appointment.

Does a treatment include all things or only acupuncture needling?

Acupuncturists in California are trained in multiple types of treatments that can be used to help you. They are "possible treatments" that will be included in your session should any of the modalities be helpful for your chinese medicinal diagnosis. 

That means if cupping is indicated to be helpful for you then we include cupping at the beginning or end of your acupuncture treatment that day. If infrared light therapy would help you, we add that on during your acupuncture session etc. Each of these treatments are options, but are NOT used for every person. Each treatment is tailored to you based on factors like what your latest symptoms have been, your pulse, where in the cycle you are, or what else is going on in your body. 

The modalities (types of treatments) include cupping, giving herbal medicine in capsules, granules (powdered), and tincture forms, using tools on the acupuncture points without inserting a needle, electric stimulation of needles or directly on skin, using moxa, and more.