COVID-19 Update

We have resumed acupuncture and massage appointments. According to CDC, masks or face coverings are still required in medical facilities. We are asking you to please continue to WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT.

We are also offering online consultations and can offer supplement/herb recommendations, lifestyle consultation (exercises, nutrition, mindfulness techniques, and more). Please visit www.retreatacupuncture.com to schedule online consultation appointments. If you need herb/supplement refills, we will be able to drop ship them to you.

Please reach out to us via text at (415) 441-7200 or email office@retreatacupuncture.com if you have any questions.

LATE CANCELLATION PERIOD UPDATE

Dearest patients, our cancellation policy is now 48 hours in advance. Please contact us ASAP if you need to reschedule your appointments to avoid late fees. Thank you for your understanding! We appreciate you!

CASH PRICE INCREASE NOTICE

We would like to let you know that we will be increasing our service cash price starting 09/09/21. Please click to see the notice. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon on your next visit.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to regulate and restore the balance of the body in order to assist and accelerate the healing process. It is based on traditional Chinese theories; the flow of qi (energy) and blood through meridians or pathways that cover the body, somewhat like nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory, when one or more of these pathways is blocked, illness pursues… or when ther... Read More

Acupuncture is used to regulate and restore the balance of the body in order to assist and accelerate the healing process. It is based on traditional Chinese theories; the flow of qi (energy) and blood through meridians or pathways that cover the body, somewhat like nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory, when one or more of these pathways is blocked, illness pursues… or when there is an imbalance of energy, illness follows.

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of many health conditions. The Chinese have recorded these points over a period of two thousand years. In recent times, many scientific studies have established the validity of acupuncture. The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledge that acupuncture treatment can effectively treat a wide array of acute and chronic conditions. Furthermore, acupuncture is known to provide effective healthcare that results in a healthier well being.


Myofascial Release Therapy

Perfect for Tech-Neck, tight shoulders, overworked forearms/wrists, aching low back, and tight quads/hamstrings. Click on pic to book! Email candise@retreatacupuncture.com with questions. Please come in comfortable clothing, or be prepared to change into some for your appointment..


Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain... Read More

Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Also, regular massage can enhance health, providing relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and tensions, and balancing aspects of body/mind/spirit.


Cupping

Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving qi flow, in order to treat acute and chronic and acute pain, respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis, etc.


Consultation and Herb/Supplement Prescription

Online consultation appointment includes an intake, assessment of your condition, diagnosis, and an herbal formula prescription. We prescribe customized herbal formulas that best fit your health concerns. It can also include supplement recommendations, lifestyle consultation (acupressure points, self massage/gua sha, exercises, breathwork, nutrition advice, mindfulness techniques, and more).

Anna Severn is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, specializing in women’s health and pain management. Anna holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, as well as a special certification in Tui Na massage, which she readily incorporates into her treatments.

Anna is passionate about supporting her patients in their journey toward optimal health, and she feels very strongly that acupuncture and herbal medicine is a vital part of this process. She has developed a gentle yet effective acupuncture technique which serves her very well in achieving quick and lasting results. She nearly always includes some other form of hands-on therapy in her treatments, such as massage or cupping, which augments the healing process, as well as the effects of pain relief and mental relaxation. Anna also provides her patients with nutrition, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations.

Women’s health is an area of deep interest for Anna, and she works with women in all stages of life, and with a variety of conditions. These may include: ● Irregular periods ● Painful periods ● Amenorrhea ● Fertility challenges ● Perimenopause ● PCOS ● Fibroids ● Endometriosis ● Prenatal care ● Postnatal care ● Breastfeeding support

In addition, Anna treats all genders to provide support for many other conditions, such as acute and chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive complaints, skin issues, autoimmune conditions, and pathogenic diseases such as cold and flu.

Anna loves her work, and feels deeply honored to hold space for her patients and help them to attain a healthy and happy life. She is so pleased to be joining the team at Retreat Acupuncture and to be a part of such a lovely community of healers and patients.

Anna Severn is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, specializing in women’s health and... Read More

Greg has been a devoted and passionate practitioner and teacher of Chinese Medicine for over 23 years. He has had the good fortune of studying with several accomplished and inspiring acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and tuina Master teachers. Greg is also a lifelong student of the martial arts, meditation and qigong, which has been a continuous influence on his Chinese medical practice. His clinical focus is the implementation of the classical methods of diagnosis and the therapeutic interventions traditionally used for healing.

He uses several different acupuncture systems, they include Classical acupuncture inspired from the Ling Shu and Nan Jing, Yuan Qi acupuncture, Master Tung acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture and Abdominal acupuncture. Greg has spent years studying and teaching Chinese herbal medicine. He primarily practices Jing Fang and Kampo herbal medicine and has used herbs to help many people heal and improve their health from a large variety of disorders. Additionally he has served as a consultant and teacher for Sun Ten, an established Chinese medicine herbal extract manufacturer in Taiwan, for nearly 20 years consulting with many practitioners around the world.

Greg also practices tuina and orthopedic acupuncture after completing post graduate studies with Dr. Gu, Hua and a clinical training in the Dong Zhi Men Hospital of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Beijing.

Greg has been a devoted and passionate practitioner and teacher of Chinese Medicine for over 23 y... Read More

Candise Yang, L.Ac. is a California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in pain management, hormone balancing, and emotional wellbeing.

A holistic practitioner who is passionate about women’s health, Candise investigates the roots of patients’ imbalances in order to restore systemic harmony.

Through the framework of Chinese Medicine, Candise utilizes the nuanced art-science of Chinese Medicine diagnosis to determine and correct an individual’s fundamental system imbalance.

In longer-standing or more complex cases, she may also utilize comprehensive functional medicine tools such as hormone panels and labs to understand the issue from a more clinical perspective. Patients are also welcomed to bring in labs they already have from previous providers for an in-depth analysis.

Feel free to reach out to Candise directly with any questions about hormone labs or hormone balancing at candise@retreatacupuncture.com, especially if you are challenged with any of the below conditions:

• Adrenal fatigue • Anxiety/depression/addictive tendencies/other mood disorders • Acne/other persistent skin issues • Allergies/other sensitivities/digestive issues/autoimmune disorders • Chronic fatigue/other energy issues that linger despite various treatments • Infertility/recurrent miscarriage/low ovarian reserve • Migraines/other chronic headaches

Candise Yang, L.Ac. is a California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in pa... Read More

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