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*ATTENTION-New Fees for Acupuncture & Cupping-Effective September 1st, 2019: 

As our overhead costs have continued to increase, we are now having to increase our fees in order to stay sustainable and continue serving our community.

The new sliding scale fees will be:
Return Patients:   $25-$45
New Patients:   $35-$55

Thank you for understanding!

 

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*September Senior Special*

All Seniors (60+) take $5 off your treatments throughout the month!

Return Visit: $20-$40

First-Time Visit: $30-$50

*This special can only be purchased in house*

*This special cannot be used for pre-paid treatment packages*

 

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APPOINTMENT HOURS

 

Monday: 1-5:30p 
Tuesday: 9:30-6:30p
Wednesday: 9:30-12:30p, 2-6:30p 
Thursday: 9:30-6:30p
Friday: 9:30-5:30p
Saturday: 9:30-4:30p
Sunday: 9:30-1:30p 

 

(You can see the most updated acupuncturists' schedules here.)

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Location: 1716 Lincoln Avenue (Between Grand and Union), Alameda, CA94501

Fee/ Payment

  • Return Visit-Acupuncture: $25-$45  Sliding Scale 
  • Return Visit-Cupping: $25-$45 Sliding Scale
  • Additional $10 paperwork fee applies to new patients on first visit
  • NADA Detox Ear Acupuncture only $15 (Drop-in only, no appts. needed. Return patients only) 
    (NADA Detox Protocal can be added to any regular acupuncture treatments at no additional charge)
  • Late Cancellation/ no-show fee: $20
  • We accept cash or checks only.

What to expect during your initial visit

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment to fill out a few brief forms and review our welcome letter. (You can also download, print and fill out these two forms here before you come in.)
  • Your acupuncturist will discuss your current concerns and health history with you. The acupuncturist will also take your pulses, look at your tongue and ask a few questions to help decide on a course of treatment. The number of treatments necessary will depend upon your condition and your general health. Herbal formulas or lifestyle advice might be offered if they are helpful for your conditions.
  • Treatment will be performed in a quiet community room, where you can choose any available recliner or table.
  • Your acupuncture treatment will likely include points on your hands, arms, feet, legs, head, ears, and perhaps your neck.  
  • Acupuncture needles are sterile, stainless steel, and hair-thin. They are nothing like needles used for injections! Most people feel no or very minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted and end up falling into a deep sleep during their treatment . While you are resting with needles in place, you may feel some slight tingling, heaviness, or other sensations of energy movement. If anything is uncomfortable, be sure to let us know, and we can make adjustments to the needles. We want you to be comfortable!
  • Your treatment may last anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour, your body knows best. 
  • When you feel “done,” simply make eye contact with your acupuncturist. They will come over to check on you and pull your needles if you are ready.

Preparing for your visit

  • Avoid caffeine within 3 hours of your appointment
  • Do not eat within one hour before treatment. However, if you have low blood pressure or prone to dizziness, please make sure you are not starting your acupuncture treatment with an empty stomach either.
  • Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes that are easy to roll up to your elbows and knees
  • Please do not wear strongly scented products, as some of our clients are chemically sensitive
  • Feel free to bring whatever personal items you need to make yourself comfortable such as a favorite pillow, shawl or blanket, scarf or earplugs
  • Please turn off your cell phones and speak softly at ACA
  • It is a good idea to allow at least one to 1½ hours for your clinic visit and to have a bit of free time to relax and transition after you are done

After your visit

  • For the few hours after your treatment, please avoid strenuous activity and exposure to inclement weather while your body adjusts to the effects of acupuncture