Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world.  Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the United States during the past two decades. Research shows that acupuncture is beneficial in treating a variety of health conditions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine theorizes that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, and that these connect with pathways called meridians, conducting energy (qi) throughout the body.

Source: National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the process of inserting fine disposable needles at critical points in the body that connect nerves, muscles and organs. Acupuncture can affect respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, as well as muscle tone, hormone production, circulation and allergic responses. We offer acupuncture to treat chronic pain, musculoskeletal and joint pain, headache, cancer treatment side effects, gastrointestinal conditions, and women's

health issues including urinary problems, infertility, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and menopause.

Evaluation & Treatment Plan

After careful evaluation by one of our program's clinicians, an individualized treatment plan is developed for the patient. Usually patients are treated more frequently in the beginning (once - twice per week) and after 5-8 treatments patients can start

spacing their treatments further out (every other week, monthly, and eventually on an as needed basis for routine maintenance).

Treatment sessions will normally last 60 - 90 minutes. In most cases the acupuncture needles should be in for a minimum of 30 minutes for optimal results. Patients can also schedule a comprehensive integrative medicine consultations if they would like to spend longer discussing their medical history, illness, or concerns with a provider.

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Bay Area Integrative Health Care

3756 Florence Street Redwood City CA 94063 

Tel: (650) 368-8899