Welcome to Lamorinda Healing Arts
We offer safe, effective treatment of a wide range of chronic and acute medical issues. In addition to being well versed in western medical modalities, we specialize in the use of traditional Chinese medical techniques such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na massage, dietary therapies, and the integration of other modalities to form a holistic approach to treatment.
Acupuncture does not have to hurt. The word “needle” is perhaps the scariest part of the treatment.
We expect immediate results, and for most conditions we start with three treatments over the course of a few weeks.
By law, all needles are sterile, disposable (used only once), and completely safe.
Chinese medicine is the oldest, most established medical system in the world, and is recognized by the World Health Organization as effective for a wide variety of conditions.
Most people find that an acupuncture treatment is a great opportunity to catch up on some much-needed rest.
Our philosophy is focused as much on improving your quality of life as it is on your medical condition. You may be surprised by how much richer your life can be with Chinese medicine.
Jason A. Luban
Clinic Director / Acupuncturist
Jason has practiced in San Francisco, Oakland, and Lafayette since the last millennium.
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Benjamin works independently out of our office on days when Jason is unavailable.
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Linda is a master Reiki practitioner working in-house as well as from her own office in Lafayette.
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Jenny works with humans on Saturdays and on horses on other days.
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Josie Carnita Luban
Clinic Mascot and Floor Warmer
Josie is a 14+ year-old, hypo-allergenic canine who snoozes on the floor of the clinic.
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We’re a little bit different from other clinics you may have been to, for acupuncture or otherwise. We expect you to take an active role in your treatment, to be curious, and to do some homework. We expect results, and quickly. If we don’t get them, we’ll be happy to refer you to someone whom we believe is better equipped to do so. In that vein, we also believe that no healing approach is superior to any other; each is appropriate for a given situation and to a different degree.
As acupuncture and Chinese medicine become more mainstream and less of a fringe medical option, the number of practitioners for you to choose from also increases. There are now about 20,000 licensed acupuncturists in the United States, with the greatest concentration right here in the Bay Area. As a potential patient, how do you choose the practitioner that’s right for you?
72%What can you treat?
63%Does it hurt?
59%What happens during treatment?”
51%How do I prepare for treatment?
47%What does it cost?
42%How does it compare to western medicine?
36%What kind of training do you need in order to practice?”
32%What if I’m afraid of needles?
29%How much does it cost and how do I pay for it?”
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