Healthy Living in Walnut Creek

  Healthy Living in Walnut Creek, CA Nestled at the foot of Mount Diablo and just a stone’s throw away from the bustling metropolis of San Francisco, Walnut Creek, California, offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty. Known for its vibrant downtown, rich cultural scene, and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, health […]

Functional Medicine – Adrenal Stress Test

Functional Medicine Overview  Functional Medicine is a lab-based system of medicine that uses ‘metabolomics’ to guide it’s decision making process. Metabolomics is the study of low molecular weight molecules or metabolites found within cells and biological systems. These metabolites are either ingredients or products of different biochemical reactions within the body. They are measured and […]

Lafayette Acupuncture & Functional Medicine Update

Acupuncture Update As you’ve hopefully heard, I’m now practicing at only one location, 961 Dewing Ave in Lafayette, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 7 pm. I’d love to see you for an acupuncture tune-up! I still use the same COVID Precautions that have successfully worked at my clinic for the past […]

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 immune system and helping with anxiety and stress can benefit folks in these trying times. But the public health directive […]

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-confidence, and basketball acuity, creativity, and grace as he moves up and down the court also make him a fan favorite. He’s the […]

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 fascia—a sheath that surrounds muscles on the bottom of the feet—usually caused by recent trauma to the feet. Even something as […]

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 her toes. She agreed to do acupuncture for low back pain. She had been scheduled for back surgery in a couple of days […]

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 the basic science on how it actually works has yet to be discovered. For example, it’s been difficult to identify physiological structures that make an acupuncture point […]