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In-patient or Long-Distance Healthcare

Choose from safe, in-clinic or virtual acupuncture and telemedicine services. Seeking relief from a recent injury, or need help navigating complex health issues? We can provide you with the most effective natural medicine possible.

Services

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Primary Care

Conditions, which typically respond well to acupuncture:

  • Acute or chronic pain: neck, back, joints, repetitive stress injuries.
  • Headaches, migraines.
  • Indigestion, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation.
  • Insomnia, anxiety, depression.
  • Allergies, asthma, frequent colds & flus.
  • Eczema, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis.
  • Diabetes, heart disease.
  • PMS, fertility problems, menopause.
  • Recovery from surgery.

VIRTUAL ACUPUNCTURE:

These guided, virtual treatments are a great resource if your risk assessment needs demand that you continue to stay in isolation for now, or you if have symptoms that will dis-allow you from being in our clinic right now (cough, sneezing etc). You can have the benefits of acupuncture at home. Read more about it.

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Orthopedic Acupuncture

For the treatment of:

  • Sport Injuries
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pre and Post Care for Orthopedic Surgeries

Treatment typically includes Trigger Points, also known as Dry Needling, as well as traditional acupuncture points, and as appropriate: microcurrent, cupping, gua sha, and myofascial techniques or hands-on modalities.

If you are not concurrently under the care of a physical therapist, exercises will be assigned by your orthopedic acupuncturist.

Progress is assessed through the patient's comfort and abilities, but also through improved strength, coordination, and range of motion or flexibility.

Your orthopedic acupuncturist also strives to improve the key gateways to healing: sleep and mood. The patient's emotional well being as well as ability to rest is continually examined because Chinese Medicine treats the whole person.

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Acupuncture for Beauty

At Energy Matters, you don’t have to choose between health and beauty.

Our treatments* enhance your health and well-being while bringing out your innate beauty and radiance.

Benefits of AFR & Facelift Acupuncture**

  • Better facial color
  • Tightened pores
  • Increased collagen production
  • Brighter eyes
  • Fine lines eliminated and larger wrinkles diminished

*Additional Benefits of Facelift Acupuncture

  • Bags under the eyes reduced or eliminated
  • Decreased tendency towards sagging and jowls
  • Double chins reduced or eliminated
  • Less eyelid droop

*You must be fully vaccinated in order to schedule any Acupuncture for Beauty treatments.
**Typical Results

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Specialty Consults

Specific conditions can benefit from specialized care in the form of herbal, nutritional and lifestyle consultations.

When you have tried everything (or want to stop just short of trying everything, i.e. prescription drugs or surgery), then perhaps a specialized consultation is appropriate for you. We have herbal and lifestyle specialists in the following:

  • Indigestion, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation.
  • Eczema, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis.
  • Diabetes, heart disease.

Virtual Consults: We launched Telemedicine at the end of March 2020, and it has been a very important resource to many of our patients during this time. These appointments are particularly well suited for conditions that respond well to herbs and lifestyle changes: managing stress, immune support, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, women’s health to name a few.

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Telemedicine

So, what does a Telemedicine appointment with your acupuncturist look like? Like all our treatments, the visit will be tailored to your needs and personal health situation, according to the talents of your practitioner, but here are some topics that could be covered:

  • Advice on how to optimize your immunity and/or recovery from Covid-19.
  • Instructions for self-acupressure, self-moxa and or gua sha you can do on yourself at home.
  • Guidance in breathing and other stress-reduction techniques
  • Personalized qigong plans or exercise plans.
  • Updating your current herbal and/or supplement protocol.
  • You are experiencing high levels of anxiety
  • You use acupuncture for pain management, and are experiencing higher levels of pain without your regular treatments.
  • Managing allergies symptoms, headaches, or just about any symptom you typically seek make an acupuncture appointment for.
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New Patients

Intake paperwork, appointment guidelines and more. Need to book a new patient appointment? Book online or call us at 510-597-9923.

New patient intake forms:

Copy of our Appointment Guidelines

Copy of the Covid-19 Informed Consent to Treat

Treatment Fee Schedule

Our policies regarding accepting health insurance

  • Start your acupuncture & insurance verification process by filling out this online form (note, this will take you out of the Energy Matters site).

      

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Practitioners

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Kirstin Lindquist, L.Ac.

Nutritional Consultations: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Wellness
Clinic Manager, Qigong Manager

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Angela Coon, L.Ac.

Primary Care,
21 Days to Better Health
Digestive & Nutritional Wellness
Teens and Betweens:
Whole family support

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Kari Napoli, L.Ac.

Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

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Kirsten Cowan, L.Ac.

Primary Care, Stress-Related Illness
Health at Every Size©, Skin Care & Dermatology
Acupuncture for Beauty
Assistant Clinic Manager

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Prajna Choudhury, L.Ac.

Primary Care
Acupuncture For Beauty
Gynecology & Obstetrics, Dermatology

How to Choose a Practitioner

At Energy Matters, we do things a bit differently than other acupuncture clinics. We are a group practice. Some of us are primary care practitioners with areas of specialization, others of us are specialists only. We consult with and refer to each other as needed, in order to give our patients the best possible care. Rather than being good at treating everything, each of us excels at treating a number of issues, and we get to draw on each others expertise. This differs from most clinic with solo practitioners who, by necessity, must treat most every condition.

  • First, consider your goals in seeking treatment. If you have a single primary issue that you are looking to resolve – “I just wish my shoulder pain would go away”; “I am tired of having painful periods every month”; “If it weren’t for this acid reflux, I would be fine”, and one of our practitioners specializes in that issue, make your initial appointment with her.
  • If you have a number of health complaints, or one not listed under specialties, make your appointment with Angela Coon or Prajna Choudhury, our Primary Care practitioners. While each of them has their areas of specialization, they are the practitioners who are going to hold the big picture of your health care needs, over the various arcs of healing. Read their profiles, consider their subspecialties and look at their schedules in deciding who to work with.
  • Alternately, you may call or email our intake specialist, who can guide you through the selection process.
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Book your appointment online today. Have more questions, give us a call:
510-597-9923.

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