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What to Expect

During your first visit, we will cover a wide variety of topics related to your health, even if they may not seem relevant (trust us-they are!). This will help us to see the whole picture and understand you as an individual. Following your health history, we will give you an acupuncture treatment. We use sterile, single-use needles that are very thin. About 17 of them could fit through the hypodermic needle used for drawing blood! You may not even feel them being inserted, but a mild dull sensation is normal. We will then leave you to rest for a brief period. Many people fall asleep as the acupuncture treatment is relaxing.

We recommend wearing comfortable and loose clothing so that you can relax during your treatment. We will generally need access to your forearms, abdomen and lower legs. 

Eat a small snack before coming in and bring any relevant medical information or reports, as well as a list of supplements and medications you've taken recently.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been widely used in China for thousands of years and now, due to the efficacy of the practice, hundreds of millions of formulas are prescribed every year. Each formula is custom-made by our doctors to suit each individual's needs. This formula can change weekly as the patient's condition changes or as a woman's body goes through each week of her monthly cycle. This practice is more labor intensive, but yields faster, better and more sustainable results.

The vast majority of herbs we use are plant roots, barks, seeds and fruits.


We use the cleanest herbal products available on the market. They are FDA approved, certified free from heavy metals and pesticides. Dr. Andrea Low, a former pharmaceutical chemist, is familiar with the quality standards for medications in the U.S. and can attest to the quality and cleanliness of the herbs. She would be happy to address any questions you have. 


Prop 65 Note: Some herbal products contain compounds known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects. We are required by law to notify the consumer. However, it should be noted that we use the highest quality herbal products available and they are tested to a purity standard that is higher than FDA requirements for pharmaceutical drugs.

Accepted Forms of Payment: insurance (please verify via the link above), Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, cash, check, credit or debit cards.
Insurance Networks:
  • Sutter Select
  • VA/TriWest
  • Western Health Advantage (Landmark/Evicore)
  • United HealthCare/Optum
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • For other insurances please call the office for more information.
We can also provide superbills upon request and are able to accept Worker's Compensation and Auto Accident cases.
The prices below are out-of-pocket (no insurance coverage) prices. A discounted out-of-pocket price is available for active and retired military & their immediate families. Veterans with TriWest please call the office.
Adult Follow-Up Visit      
45 - 60 minutes                      95                           
  Includes consultation, acupuncture treatment and herbal prescription if necessary.
Initial Visit                       
60 - 90 minutes                     170
  Includes up to an hour-long, extensive health history, diagnosis, acupuncture treatment, herbal prescription, and if applicable, a diet & lifestyle discussion.
Herbs sold separately. Prescribed as needed, based on condition.
Herbal Consultation Follow-Up Visit    
30 minutes                              75
  Includes diagnostic consultation and herbal prescription. Adult Follow-Up Visit without acupuncture. 
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Fees are due at the time of service. If insurance information is not submitted prior to the appointment, the full cost of the appointment is due at the time of service. Upon verification of insurance coverage, any applicable refund will be issued or credited towards future appointments
Like other medical services, ours are tax deductible
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