Your first visit will last approximately 1 hour. It will include: an Evaluation,
Discussion of your symptoms and Diagnosis, and the Development of your Home
Each visit afterwards will last approximately 45 minutes. We will assess your:
injury, symptoms, the response to our treatments, and your follow through
with your Home Program. We will: treat your diagnosed injury and corresponding
symptoms, and upgrade your Home Program.
Our treatments and services for you may
• Pain management
• Wound care
• Scar management/desensitization
• Splinting: custom
made, prefabicated, modifications,
• Ergonomic Instructions
for improved techniques with
computer and mouse use.
• Upper Extremity
& Arm/Hand Strengthening
of Daily Living)/Adaptive equipment
• Modalities: UltraSound,
Paraffin Wax/Heat Treatments
• Kinesio-Taping, Graston
Technique, Manual Massage
Both Clinics in El Cerrito and Oakland have Acupuncture treatments/services. Susan Cupples and Megan Willdorf both have a four year Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture.
Within our Acupuncture Services we treat: Pain issues in the entire body,
Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Joint stiffness & Range of motion limits
including: Frozen Shoulder, Arthritis, Lumbar/Back/Sciatica, Knee/Ligament
strains. We treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis , and Repetitive Strains
that may originate in the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, or Neck. Our goal is to remove
as much pain, strain, and discomfort as possible from your body each time
we help you.
In our clinics
Eastern and Western Medicine are complimentary approaches. We know that
our Acupuncture treatments help our patients get beyond the common plateaus
that PT/OT/Chiropractic treatments may reach. Our Acupuncture treatments/approaches
facilitate faster healing, getting you back to work and fun sooner. Essentially
Acupuncture helps to remind and promote the body's circulation, inflammatory
process, and healing cascade in a deeper way. Acupuncture helps us regain
our internal homeostasis for physical function, and also re-balances and
smooths our mental and emotional well being.
How many treatment will you need? Everybody's pain, problem, or injury
is different. You should feel better during/after each Acupuncture treatment.
We will see how quickly your body responds and retains the benefits our
Acupuncture treatment. It is common for our patients to receive about 6
-12 treatments from us. Most people feel relaxed, rejuvenated, peaceful
or even blissful after our Acupuncture treatments.