At Golden Summit Acupuncture we focus on compassionate and collaborative health care. We commit to honor you as an individual and, as such, develop treatment plans specifically for your needs. Treatment plans often include a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, tuina (Chinese medical massage), cupping, exercises—to name a few. Additionally, we value the importance of comfort within the treatment setting, so we facilitate an environment at our Oakland location that feels less like a medical office and more like a spa—beautiful, clean, and relaxing the moment you arrive. We want you to feel supported, nurtured, and heard on your path to the golden summit of health.
Acupuncture is the art of stimulating specific points on the body for pain relief and other therapeutic purposes, using very fine needles. The points correspond to a network of “meridians” or energy channels (Qi, pronounced “chee”) flowing through the body. Besides modulating the flow of energy, some points are known to effect the function of specific organs or systems, such as the liver or the immune system, for example.
Chinese herbology uses combinations of herbs to achieve balance in the body. Over thousands of years of use, herbs have been classified as to their precise mechanism of action according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the past few decades, laboratory research has supported many of the uses of Chinese herbs and explained them in Western Medical terms.