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What to Expect:

Chinese Medicine is the art and science of observing specific patterns in the body that may be out of balance causing you pain and/or distress and treating you beyond your symptoms at the root of the problem. During your first session, you will meet with one of our licensed acupuncturists, and discuss your detailed health history as well as a series of Chinese diagnosis questions. After this information has been covered, the acupuncturist will feel your wrist pulses, look at your tongue, and may do a Japanese abdominal diagnosis, called the Hara. These are ways in which we can find the patterns of imbalance at the root cause, and work our way up to treat the whole body.

Once you are comfortable on the treatment table, the acupuncturist will then proceed with the treatment by inserting thin needles into areas of the body that connect to your specific constitution. Chinese medicine looks at your overall constitution and acupuncture adjusts specific patterns that may be out of balance to treat your discomfort and pain. You will be able to relax with the treatment for about 30-40 minutes. Other therapies like cupping or gua sha may also be used during this time. When the treatment is over, the acupuncturist will remove the needles and then meet with you to discuss any herbal prescriptions, dietary and lifestyle suggestions, and work with you on a follow up treatment plan.

Phone Consultations:
Initial phone consultations to discuss how we can work with your ailments are always free. If you would like to find out how we can work together, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (510) 463-4304. You can also email us at info@oaklandrootandstem.com.

Initial New Patient Appointments $165:
Allow 1.5 to 2 hours for the initial appointment. During this first visit, we will go over your detailed health history intake. After the acupuncture treatment, we will discuss herbs, nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, and give you a treatment plan to help you on the road towards better health.

Initial New Patient Appointments with Dr. Jessica Parker $250: 
Dr. Parker encourages an Integrative Medicine approach to health. Initial appointments with Dr. Parker combine an Asian Medicine diagnostic process as well analyzing various lab work specific to your concern. The types of testing will be discussed during this initial appointment. Once a plan is made, follow up appointments can be scheduled with any of the practitioners. 

Follow Up Appointments $95: 
Once we have determined your treatment plan, a specific number of follow up appointments will be suggested for you. These appointments are one hour and include an acupuncture treatment and a herbal consultation.

Facial Rejuvenation $225:
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process and is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Different methods are emphasized and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging. A study in 1996 in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that 90% of the 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture had marked effects including the leveling of wrinkles, improved facial muscle elasticity and overall rejuvenation.

Gua sha and Cupping:
Gua sha (aka, scraping), and cupping are common modalities to help treat pain. These are both ways of encouraging circulation to an affected area and to stimulate movement. If gua sha and cupping are used during your acupuncture treatment, they are included at no additional charge.

Massage is one of the branches of Chinese medicine and beneficial as a stand alone treatment or in combination with acupuncture. Massage can improve circulation, relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, ease pain, enhance recovery after injury or surgery, strengthen the immune system, and contribute to an overall increase in health and well being. Our style of massage is based in the theory of Chinese medicine and is performed with the patient clothed on a massage table. We also offer abdominal massage, which can more specifically focus on improving digestive health, menstrual regularity, and fertility.

Massage Prices
30 minutes: $50
60 minutes: $95
90 minutes: $140

Herbal Consultations with Bridget Sadeghain: 
Plants are the earth's original medicine, and using herbal medicine is a powerful way to holistically bring the body into balance. During your first visit you can expect to have a relaxed and detailed conversation with our herbalist, discussing your physical, mental, and emotional health history and well-being. You will talk through a comprehensive intake, touching upon your family and medical history. Our herbalist may make nutritional, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations during your visit. Afterwards we will develop a unique herbal formula and wellness plan based on your consultation, which you can pick up within a week.

Initial Consultation: $85

Follow Up (Phone or In-Office): $55

Herbal Formulas: $13/oz

24 Hour Cancellation Fee:
If you have to cancel your appointment, please give us 24 hour advance notice, by email is best. While we understand that your time is valuable, we must also require advance notice to a change an appointment in order to avoid a cancellation fee. The fee for late cancellations or missed appointments is the full price of the visit. If we are billing your insurance, you are responsible for the cash rate of the appointment under this policy. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding our cancellation policy.

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