“I think that Jeremy is fantastic. I first went to him to treat severe back pain, which I’ve had on and off for nearly 25 years, and for which Western medicine (including physical therapists) has never been very helpful. He gave me immediate and sustained relief.” – Marc A., San Francisco, CA
“I have been lucky to have seen some of the best practitioners (medical, traditional and non) in the Bay Area. All I can say is that I feel universally better, sharper and more present after a session with Jeremy. I like that he can use a number of different modalities in his service, it allows me to rise to a higher level when I work and play. Thank you Jeremy.” – Lilian C. Oakland, California
Jeremy is soft, un-judgmental, understanding, and down-to-earth. He well understands both western and eastern schools of thought on how the body actually works, and was able to teach me how to continually work with the body outside of his work to maintain a correct, normal good-feeling. I am forever in his debt.” – Reanne N., San Francisco, California
“Jeremy has made me feel hopeful about taking on my pain and beating it vs being a victim of it and this mindshift has been absolutely invaluable to me both in dealing with this specific issue, but truly in how I look at and manage other challenges in my life.” – Steven G., San Francisco, California
“I have been seeing Jeremy for more than one year, having been plagued for over 20 years by debilitating migraine headaches. Without question, Jeremy’s periodic acupuncture treatments have brought me nearly complete relief.” – John S., Mill Valley, California
Jeremy Rothenberg, LAc. MS, DiplOM
Licensed Acupuncturist, Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture adjusts the delicate balance if your body’s nervous system. When the right adjustments are made, pain is relieved. Chinese herbal medicine is a sophisticated method of combining natural substances to cause significant physiological change in the body. Together they can usher in transformative changes in your life.
You really do become what you eat. The food that you choose becomes the nourishment for all the life processes in your body. When you eat food that your body cannot digest well, the system becomes stressed and eventually breaks down. Eating food that’s right for your body relieves the stress burden and enlivens the system.
Research is beginning to show the powerful effects of mindfulness and other meditation practices on pain, anxiety, and habit change. As we learn to still our minds and fully inhabit our bodies, our nervous system begins to unwind and relax deeply.
When we listen closely to what the body is saying, unconscious patterns and traumas are brought to awareness and released. Old, unwanted behavioral patterns can be identified and reprogrammed. The bodymind is able to finally relax, become present, and meet the moment without the baggage of the past. As we are able to release these old patterns, our nervous systems relax into the necessary state for true healing to occur.
Acupuncture works by signaling your brain to adjust the energy that is supplied to particular parts of your body.
The precise mechanism is still unknown to our western scientific minds, but it is clear that there is a change to the autonomic nervous system, the hormonal system, and blood flow to the tissues.
Traditional Chinese medicine describes the life-force energy circulating through the body in a particular network and direction. By stimulating acupuncture points with pressure, needles, heat, or suction, the body is instructed to adjust that energetic flow.
When balance is achieved, healing takes place.
It depends. Acupuncture treatment can resolve some issues in one or two visits.
Most people require a sequence of visits that depends on the severity of the condition. You can expect to come in at least 5-10 visits for older, complex issues.
Acupuncture works by communicating with your body. Your body will initially accept the message, but as you go about your everyday life, your muscle memory, plus the way you think, eat, and act, will sometimes counteract the treatment.
Each session will build upon the previous treatment until your body fully accepts the new message. If you are able to modify your own habits, long-term success will come quicker.
Yes! Insurance coverage for acupuncture is increasing everyday.
If you have Insurance through Obamacare, you are guaranteed to have acupuncture coverage. We accept most plans that have acupuncture coverage.
We are happy to check your coverage for you, simply fill out this form and we’ll get back to you within a day.
Oftentimes, patients report feeling a sensation, which then quickly dissipates. People are surprised that they will fall asleep with the needles in!
By the end of the treatment, you will feel deeply relaxed.
If you’re afraid of acupuncture needles, you should know that they are extremely thin – about the width of a human hair!
Acupuncture needles are not like hypodermic needles that are used when you get a shot at the doctors office. You can fit between 15-20 needles width-wise in the head of one of those needles!
We use only single-use, disposable needles.