Acupuncture and Integrative Chinese Medicine: Find Balance for Well-Being


You will receive a professionally guided and personally oriented set of recommendations that combines therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise, counseling, and nutrition to provide you with an integrated treatment plan.

How Acupuncture and Integrative Chinese Medicine can help you:

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), optimal health is achieved via a relative balance in the whole human body and the harmonious flow of blood and energy (called “chi”). Conventional medicine refers to this balance as homeostasis.  Disease or dis-equilibrium appears when the balance is disturbed.

Imbalances are common, and can occur in one or more body systems. TCM associates these systems with organ names, such as liver, kidney, lung and pericardium, whereas western medicine refers to these as the circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems.

Osher Center acupuncture patient Michelle Friend discusses her experiences.

Treatments can help you with:

  • Back pain
  • Stomach and bowel disorders
  • Cancer care and symptom management
  • Women’s health concerns
  • Fertility
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-surgery pain, anxiety and depression
  • Pre-surgery anxiety
What the research is showing:

Acupuncture is the most studied component of TCM. It is the act of inserting thin needles into the body to stimulate its innate healing system, often referred to as the “primary healing activity.”  This is the same action of healing from small cuts or scrapes and is what a surgeon depends upon for the body’s post-surgery recovery.

During an acupuncture treatment, needles are placed into very specific locations in order to stimulate the healing activity and to restore balance to the body’s systems.

In 1997, an NIH consensus paper showed clear scientific evidence of the benefits of acupuncture. Since then, there have been many randomized controlled trials demonstrating the efficacy of acupuncture, as well as dozens of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Scientific evidence shows that acupuncture is useful for neck pain, back pain, dental pain, arthritis, cancer care and nausea/vomiting from various causes. Research also suggests benefits for mental health disorders, fibromyalgia, and infertility.

Our acupuncture and Integrative Chinese Medicine practitioners are:
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Initial visit: $200
Follow-up visit: $100


The Osher Center is not contracted with insurance companies for acupuncture treatments. Following the visit, we will provide you with documentation if you wish to seek reimbursement from your health insurer.


Please visit our Appointments page to schedule a visit.

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