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.
Mimi I. Cortez
Naturopath / Acupuncturist
Mimi is the clinic director and one of only a handful of naturopath acupuncturists on the planet.
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Massage / Bodywork
Albert is a well-known body worker with a broad base of modalities at his fingertips.
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Deanna works in Benicia and here in our clinic on Wednesdays.
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An MD and an acupuncturist, Katja has a wide range of expertise.
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Trained as a nurse and as an acupuncturist, Yasu is here on Sundays.
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Benjamin works independent, running his practice out of our office 2-3 days per week.
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Jenny works with humans on Saturdays and on horses on other days.
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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?
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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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