Acupuncture works on many levels; it helps balance emotions, calm and settle the spirit, reduce stress and anxiety, cleanse toxins, alleviate pain and restore health, bringing mind and body into a more balanced and harmonious state.
Claudia Venn, M.S., L.Ac.: Claudia has worked with experts in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in pain management, infertility, pre-natal care, women’s health, dermatology gastroenterology, and internal medicine. She has interned with specialists at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit.
Anna Landauer, L.Ac., MTCM: Anna is a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist and certified massage therapist with a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor’s in Outdoor Education and Social Environmental Issues. Dancer, yoga instructor and outdoor athlete, she is passionate about promoting community wellness.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body to stimulate movement of energy, allowing healing. The earliest written record of acupuncture dates back all the way to about 200 BC!
Acupuncture is also used as preventative medicine to strengthen immunity and support overall health.
Acupuncture is effective for a wide range of symptoms and health concerns including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and Emotional Trauma
- Headaches and Body Aches
- Chronic Pain and Illness
- Women’s Health: PMS, menopause/peri-menopause symptoms
- Allergies and seasonal colds and flu
Does it hurt?
Sometimes a point will be sensitive but this small sting or pinch only lasts for a second.
Tell the acupuncturist if a needle hurts during treatment and they will adjust it for you.
In addition to private acupuncture sessions, we are proud to offer the Namaste Acupuncture Clinic:
1st and 3rd Friday of every month
12:30pm | Namaste Grand Lake & Namaste Berkeley (Coming Soon)
$20-$30 sliding scale
Please note: Acupuncture is conducted in a group setting and all participants must be present at 12:30pm to begin.
Experience the benefits of acupuncture while in a restful, community environment. Come sip tea with a few needles in, and join others for quiet meditation, restoration and healing.
Procedures for clients to follow:
- Acupuncture is conducted in a group setting and all participants must be present at 12:30pm to begin.
- Avoid being overly hungry before treatment.
- Use the bathroom before starting your treatment.
- Clean the inside of both ears with an alcohol swab.
- Tell the acupuncturist if you are pregnant, have a history of bleeding disorder or
- After needles are inserted, sit quietly with arms and legs uncrossed for duration of treatment.
- Do not walk around after needles are inserted.
- After the treatment, when you are ready to leave or need to use the bathroom, the
acupuncturist will remove your needles.