Treatments and Services
At Mitchell Family Acupuncture in Berkeley we join the power of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and energetic practices to bring balance to your body. This allows your body to heal itself naturally and prevent further illness. Traditional Chinese Medicine is accepted and recognized globally as a safe, effective and integrated medical system.
Other therapies can be included in the treatment as needed including gua sha (a spooning technique on the surface of the skin), cupping, moxabustion therapy, meridian massage, abdominal massage and nutritional advice. Herbs and supplements may be recommended according to your needs.
Your acupuncture treatments will be approximately one hour and consist of review of your present health condition, including important diagnostic questions to determine the state of your system constitutionally. Your acupuncturist will take your pulse and look at your tongue on every visit.
You will rest quietly with the acupuncture needles for 20 or more minutes.
Acupuncture, Reiki, Cupping & Massage
We offer Acupuncture treatments combined with 20 minutes of Reiki, Massage or Cupping as needed for even deeper therapeutic effect.
Qi Needle Treatments are a gentle way to experience the therapeutic effects of the acupuncture without the needles. This is an ancient medical Qi Gong practice that uses energy to stimulate acupuncture points to effect change in the body.
Some experience this as an even deeper way to rebalance the system. You will be given the treatment and then rest in meditation for 20 or more minutes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete system of medicine. Herbal medicine is an essential component of this system. While acupuncture calls on your body to regulate itself, herbal medicine introduces powerful medicinal substances to aid in your body's return to balance.
Herbal medicines are designed to normalize the bodies functioning and restore harmony to the constitution. They are prescribed for each person specifically for their constitution and imbalance. Medicinal herbal therapy works with acupuncture by providing the nourishing support for the energetic re-programming and balancing efforts of acupuncture.
Herbal Formulas and Pharmacopeia
Herbal medicine has been safely and effectively used for thousands of years to promote health and heal disease. Over 10,000 natural substances are catalogued in Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia.
At Mitchell Family Acupuncture our team calls on over four hundred of the most highly studied of these herbs as well as many local western herbs.
In our practice herbs are most often prescribed in formula, a combinations of herbs tailored for you, rather than singly. The synergy of combining herbs vastly increase the medicinal effects. Blending herbs in this way also allows your acupuncturist to tailor the medicine specifically for your needs.
We often prescribe herbs in relationship to the phases of your cycle so you may have one formula to take during your follicular phase and another during your luteal phase.
Medicinal Bone Broths | Chicken & Qi
We brew in house infused seasonal medicinal broths in a base of organic pasture raised chicken bone broth. Bone broth is the ultimate fertility food. It heals the digestive system, regulates blood sugar, provides the collagen needed for deep tissue repair, reduces inflammation in the body, restores energy, and strengthens the immune system.
Our marriage of the nourishing effects of bone broth and the medicinal power of herbs provides a rich medicinal food that is also delicious. Enjoy a cup before or after your treatment and take home quarts for daily drinking.