Saturday Acupuncture

Saturday Schedule Expansion: Due to popular demand, we’ll now be doing Saturday Acupuncture, with appointments from 8am-12pm. Acupuncture & Functional Medicine appointment hours are now: Mondays: 10am-6pm Wednesdays: 10am-6pm Thursdays: 10am-6pm Fridays: 10am-6pm Saturdays: 8am-12pm So for those who are unable to get away for acupuncture during the week, you now have a weekend time […]

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 […]

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 seen in healthy populations, we can identify unhealthy patterns of data manifesting from an unbalanced biochemical physiology. Organix Comprehensive Profile (Genova Diagnostics […]

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 in the body’s systems. While functional medicine practitioners often emphasize lifestyle changes, nutrition, and other holistic approaches, they are also licensed medical professionals, typically medical doctors (MDs) or […]

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 share a common emphasis on treating the whole person, addressing underlying causes of illness, and considering multiple factors that contribute to health and well-being. Integrative and […]

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 systems and aims to restore optimal function through a combination of personalized treatments, lifestyle changes, and integrative therapies. Functional medicine is often considered effective […]

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 […]

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 a decision. Here are some aspects to consider: Schools: Moraga is known for its highly-rated public schools. The Moraga School District and Acalanes Union High School […]

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 businesses that could potentially be found in Moraga or similar areas include: Chiropractic Clinics: These offer chiropractic services for spinal health and pain relief. Wellness […]