Laurels

Best Acupuncturists
in Oakland
2020

Why These Acupuncturists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oakland Acupuncturists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Acupuncture and Health Center

Acupuncture and Health Center is an acupuncture service provider in Oakland that offers a holistic approach to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. The center treats stress-related disorders, neurological dysfunctions, acute and chronic pain, and complementary cancer care. A client says, “You helped me work through my anxiety, stress, knee injuries, menstrual problems, so many different parts of myself. You really treated my whole person, and I feel much better because of it.”

Lake Merritt Community Acupuncture

Lake Merritt is an acupuncture clinic in Oakland that helps free the body from stress, pain, and disease. The founders each hold a master's in traditional Chinese medicine, and they are currently pursuing their doctorate in classical Chinese herbal medicine. A tourist writes, “Recently, I was in Oakland...and found myself suffering from sciatic pain. I found this...clinic close to my hotel and requested treatment. [The practitioner] was able to clear up the problem almost completely after just one visit.”

Leslie Oldershaw & Associates

Leslie Oldershaw & Associates is an acupuncture practice in Piedmont. The clinic opened in 1995, and it has since been serving residents of the city and communities in the Bay Area. The clinic uses alternative medicine to help patients resolve their fertility problems, hormonal dysfunctions, unhealthy gut, chronic fatigue, allergies, and pain. Leslie Oldshaw & Associates offers free consultations, and it uses the latest technologies to diagnose patients.

Piedmont, CA 94610

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Mari Kubota

Mari Kubota is a wellness practitioner in Oakland, who engages in acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, and the Japanese alternative healing modality of Reiki. The practice serves people of all ages, and it also handles fertility and pregnancy issues. Ms. Kubota conducts house calls anywhere in the East Bay area, within a 15-mile radius of her office. The first in-clinic session of up to 90 minutes costs a minimum of $125, while each 60-minute follow-up session costs upwards of $100.

Oakland, CA 94609

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Octagon Community Acupuncture Clinic

Octagon a community acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic in Oakland that offers a no-income verification, sliding-scale payment plan of $20 to $40 per treatment. The clinic's services include qigong, tai ji, and tui na massage. A patient, who is a mental health worker, says of Octagon, “[It] offers great preventive care [and it] has also helped with more urgent problems, from those that might be too minor to be diagnosed or treated with Western medicine, to more serious issues.”

Oakland, CA 94618

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Root & Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine

Founded in 2009, Root & Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine is an Oakland-based provider of individual treatments and Eastern medicine for the people of California. Its medicinal treatments are functional, designed to achieve better health and wellness for individuals and families. A variety of comprehensive medicine and analysis services are available. Some sessions can be billed directly to an insurance provider, while a super-bill can be supplied so clients can be reimbursed for the acupuncture portion of the treatment.

3515 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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Sarana Community Acupuncture

Sarana Community Acupuncture is an acupuncture practice in Albany that serves California residents of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. The clinic charges low sliding-scale fees to make its services affordable to more people, and it does not conduct income verification on anyone. A client says, “Their sliding scale allows me to go every week, even as a starving student.” Sarana is a certified Bay Area green business, and it is a member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture.

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