• By Benjamin Dierauf
  • October 31, 2023

What do Organic Acids Tests measure?

Over the course of a night, our urine collects over 1,000 unique organic acids that result from chemical reactions happening throughout our body. When we compare levels of these organic acids to those

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 4, 2023

What Are Adrenal Stress Labs?

Adrenal stress labs assess the amount of stress your body has endured over the decades by measuring your daily fluctuations in cortisol (the stress hormone) and DHEA levels to assess the overall healt

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 4, 2023

Can a Functional Doctor Prescribe Medication?

Yes, functional medicine doctors can prescribe medication. Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of illness and imbalances i

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 4, 2023

What Is Another Name for Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is sometimes also referred to as "integrative medicine" or "holistic medicine." While there can be slight differences in the philosophies and approaches of these terms, they all s

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 4, 2023

What Is Functional Medicine Best For?

Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on treating the root causes of illness rather than just managing symptoms. It seeks to understand the underlying imbalances in the body's

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Spring Acupuncture Tuneup
  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • April 7, 2022

Gentle 15 Day Detoxification Program

Spring Detox & Acupuncture Tuneup In Eastern Medicine, Spring is the time of the liver, the organ that manages change and circulation. Our livers are dealing with a lot these days, as we proce

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • September 30, 2020

Scheduling / COVID-19 & Vitamin D

Here is an update on acupuncture scheduling changes and new research on COVID-19 & Vitamin D for prevention and treatment. Schedule Changes – Monday and Friday Mornings Added I’m back to doing

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • April 8, 2020

Acupuncture & COVID-19 Update

I’m hoping you are doing well and taking care during this difficult time. I just wanted to update you on a few items: Acupuncture: I’m still sheltering in place and not treating patients. I’m i

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Practice Changes / Self-Care for Enhancing the Immune System

Given the gravity of COVID-19, I’ve decided to stop treating patients at my clinics for the next couple of weeks. This was a difficult decision to make, as I love helping people, and supporting the

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • June 6, 2016

Do Suction Cup Marks Indicate a Steph Curry Injury?

For those of us enjoying the Golden Sate Warriors’ amazing 2015-2016 season, Stephen Curry in action is a sight to behold. Not only is he a phenomenal shooter, but his looseness, quickness, self-co

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • October 15, 2014

Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

I’ve recently had a string of patients seeking acupuncture for plantar fasciitis, a debilitating foot pain that is usually at its worst upon waking in the morning. At its root is inflammation of the

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • September 22, 2014

Acupuncture for Warts

While most of us know that Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine effectively treats conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain, and migraines, it is actually a highly evolved and fairly complete sy

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 22, 2014

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain vs Surgery?

Here’s an interesting story about something that recently happened at my Lafayette acupuncture office. I had a new patient with excruciating low back pain and sciatica radiating all the way down to

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • July 10, 2014

Acupuncture Research: Combining CT Scans with Synchotron Radiation

While its fairly common knowledge that acupuncture works great for a wide variety of conditions – pain, numbness, stress, and gynecological, immunological, respiratory, and digestive issues, much of

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 4, 2013

Is Moraga California a Good Place to Raise a Family?

Moraga, California, is generally considered a desirable place to raise a family. However, individual preferences and priorities can vary, so it's important to consider various factors when making such

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  • By Benjamin Dierauf
  • August 4, 2013

Health-Related Businesses That Can Be Found in Moraga

Moraga is a relatively small suburban town in the San Francisco Bay Area, and like many suburban areas, it might have a mix of health-related small businesses. Common health-related small businesse

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Lafayette Acupuncture & Functional Medicine:
Experienced Acupuncturist & Functional Medicine Provider serving Lafayette, Moraga,and Orinda.

 

Lafayette Acupuncture & Functional Medicine Hours

  • Mondays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursdays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Fridays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturdays Closed
  • Sundays Closed