Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Please note, all in-home services prices are calculated for visits within San Francisco. Out of the city visits are available but different rates apply. 10%-discount offered to retired persons, students with a valid student ID, persons with disabilities, members of Woodenman Muay Thai gym in San Francisco, friends and colleagues.

Acupuncture   

Home: 90min Initial $305 | Follow-up $240   ||  Office: 90min Initial $230 | Follow-up 60min $180    BOOK NOW 

 

Your first visit includes the whole body examination, review of your medical history and acupuncture treatment. Please read Patient Visit Guide on what to expect and how to prepare for your first visit. Your follow-up appointment will follow your treatment plan and include acupuncture and other therapeutic modalities of Chinese medicine such as dietary therapy, qi gong, moxibustion, gua sha, cupping, etc. depending on the condition treated.

Acupuncture for mental sharpness    

Office: 7 sessions including the screening session 60min $175/session ($1,225/package)    BOOK NOW 

 

This service is designed for optimizing mental acuity such as improving your memory, cognition, focus, and reflex speed as well as reducing anxiety and irritability. The initial session consists of a screening neurological exam and 30-min acupuncture session and the 6 follow-up sessions targeting specific brain areas identified on the initial screening exam as underperforming. At the conclusion of your 7th session, you will receive a report of your results with recommendations to sustain your optimal neurological function and further referrals in case of incidental findings. To achieve results you need to do 1 to 2 sessions weekly. Acupuncture works the best when done regularly at high frequency. 

Acupuncture for preventing illness 

Office:  45min 3 sessions/$405  ||  45min 5 sessions/$675   BOOK NOW 

This treatment is designed to prevent winter illness by taking preventative measures in the summer. It consists of 3 Chinese medicine sessions that need to be scheduled during 3 nine-day periods after summer solstice (6/20). You can book the 1st appointment online and subsequent appointment in person. The treatment includes footbath, ear acupuncture and celestial moxa sticking therapy. 

Treatments are to be scheduled during the Dog Days of summer. For this year the periods are as follows:

1. The beginning (chufu): July 3 - 17, 2022,

2. The middle (zhongfu): July 18 - Aug 1, 2022,

3. The end (mofu): Aug 2 - 11, 2022.

To strengthen the effect, add one session between August 12 and September 23, 2022.

Read more about the seasonal treatment here.

Acupuncture for neurological conditions

Home: 105min Initial $370 | 90min Follow-up $340   || Office: 90min Initial $315 | Follow-up 90min $285    BOOK NOW 

 

This service is specifically designed for patients with neurological conditions, especially post-stroke or traumatic head/brain injury who are interested in rehabilitation to improve their symptoms such as paralysis, spasticity, impaired sensation, etc. (see the complete list below). Your first visit includes the whole body examination including review of your medical history, acupuncture/electro-acupuncture and neuromuscular re-education treatment. Please read Patient Visit Guide on what to expect and how to prepare for your first visit. Your follow-up appointment will follow your treatment plan and include acupuncture and specific guidance to your rehabilitation with Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture will not restore function that has been lost due to the disease or injury process. However, it may be able to modify activity in those systems that are still functioning to some extent. The mechanism involves local, segmental, extra-segmental and central regulatory effects.

 

Neurological Conditions Improved with Acupuncture

  • Recovery from stroke or traumatic brain injury

  • Absent or impaired sensation (paresthesia, neuropathy)

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Bell's palsy

  • Spasticity

  • Dyskinesia (incl. Parkinsonian dyskinesia)

  • Weakness or paralysis

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Depression, anxiety and mood disorders

  • Impaired hearing, vision or sense of taste and smell

  • Dysphagia

Acumassage  

Home: 75min $260 | 90min $290 | 2hrs $325  || Office: 75min $200 | 90min $230  | 2hrs $260   BOOK NOW 

 

This treatment involves a combination of a full body massage and acupuncture in time ratio 3:2. It is best for a specific musculoskeletal complaint of acute or chronic origin or for stress relief. It is especially helpful for conditions that failed to resolve with a single modality. A health history will be taken and exam will help assess the root cause. Acupuncture is ideal for accessing deep muscle layers and release fascia. 

Acupuncture Add-ons 

  • Local Near Infrared LED Light therapy (R+/NIR+), $35 (15min), $30 (add.15min)

  • Paraffin for hands, $30 (20min) 

  • Facial Cupping, $25 (15min) 

  • Facial Gua sha, $25 (15min) 

  • Herbal Plaster, $5