Acupuncture therapy - alternative medicine
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Acupuncture is a highly individualized practice based on philosophy and intuition. It requires a pure knowledge of the flow of energy with an artistic flare for the application of the healing needles. Hamid Malek-Medani is a master of the art and a cultivator of peaceful energy. You will see a profound change in your overall health and be a more content and happy individual. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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About our Acupuncturist
Hamid Malek-Madani
Specialty: Acupuncture, Herbs, Facial Rejuvenation, Micro-current, Healing

Degrees: Licensed Acupuncturist

Training: Graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, licensed and certified by the California Acupuncture Board

Philosophy: His approach includes the use of effective modalities to alleviate present symptoms such as muscular-skeletal pain, while addressing underlying root causes related to constitutional deficiencies as well as psycho-amotional aspects of each unique individual. The focus is to provide prompt tangible relief by utilizing gentle acupuncture techniques, placing non-invasive micro-current probes on specific acupuncture points, as well as herbal prescriptions for health maintenance. Hamid is a true healer and is looking forward to your visit.

Work days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

6 Benefits of Acupuncture

1. Musculoskeletal pain relief

Acupuncture can treat all types of musculoskeletal pain. It has been known as an effective method of relieving chronic back, neck, or knee pain. People with joint pain, like those with arthritis, can benefit from acupuncture’s anti-inflammatory properties. This effect has been extensively studied through double blind controlled experiments that have demonstrated significant improvement in conditions such as sciatica.

2. Acupuncture for anxiety and depression and other mood disorders

Acupuncture may be just as effective—and safer—than antidepressants for treating depression. The medications used to treat depression are often accompanied by unwanted side effects that can impact a patient’s daily life. Numerous studies have reported positive findings in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as panic disorders, phobias, and PTSD. It can also treat other mood disorders including bipolar and manic disorders by regulating emotions and decreasing the severity of mood swings

3. Treats sleep disorders

Research shows that acupuncture can have up to 90 percent success rate at treating sleep disorders, like insomnia. Chinese medicine aims to treat insomnia by understanding what type of insomnia a person is suffering from – i.e., difficulty falling or staying sleep, vivid dreams.

4. Treats headaches and migraines

If you suffer from tension headaches, cluster headaches, or migraines, you may benefit from treatment with acupuncture. In one study, patients with chronic headaches experienced the equivalent of 22 fewer days of a headache per year with acupuncture. They also used 15 percent less medication and made 25 percent fewer visits to the doctor.

5. Treats hormone imbalance

Acupuncture can treat some conditions related to hormone imbalance. It is probably best known for managing fertility and menstrual problems in women with hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture can help decrease or relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome including pain, tenderness, acne, cramping, appetite changes, and insomnia. It can help women with fertility problems by regulating their cycles, restoring ovulation, and creating an ideal environment for implantation.

6. Pregnancy, labor, and postpartum health

Acupuncture can treat all kinds of ailments related to pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum physical and emotional challenges. Acupuncture can treat back pain, sciatica, and other musculoskeletal pains related to pregnancy. It can also help with treating morning sickness. When a woman is at her full-term, acupuncture can help prepare the body for and to induce labor. After giving birth, many women experience postpartum depression. Acupuncture is a safe and effective method for treating mood disorders after delivery.
An Exploration of Acupuncture
Discover how millions of people discover optimum health thru Acupuncture.

Put simply, acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles at specific points to regulate the body’s energy flow and to treat a wide variety of ailments. Acupuncture and herbal medicine form the cornerstones of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been practiced for over 2000 years. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the body’s vital energy, or Qi, sustains vitality. If this energy flow is disrupted, a person will experience pain or disease.

Acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi, and most people experience a profound relaxation during treatments. Modern research has shown that acupuncture works with the central nervous system to stimulate the release of endorphins, improve circulation, and enhance immune function. There have been large, well-designed studies that prove the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating arthritis, increasing the success rate of IVF, real treatment for headaches and many other ailments. We offer Acupuncture and Herbal-Based healing treatments with Hamid Malek-Madani, L.Ac

What conditions can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture is highly effective for almost any condition that Western medicine can treat, and for many it is more effective. Some of the most common ailments for which patients seek treatments are: headaches, back and joint pain, gynecological conditions, carpel tunnel syndrome, depression, insomnia, asthma, addiction, stroke, sexual dysfunction, bladder/kidney disorders, high blood pressure, immune system deficiency, colds and flu, side effects of surgery and chemotherapy.
What can I expect during a treatment?
Because the body is an integrated system, Acupuncturists diagnose the specific ailment based on a holistic assessment of your overall health.  The Acupuncturist will ask about your medical history, current condition, lifestyle, appetite, body temperature, pain patterns, etc. She will also check your tongue, posture, and skin color and take your pulse in both wrists for signs or organ or energy imbalance.  With this information, the Acupuncturist will determine where to insert needles, use gentle electrical stimulation, or apply moxibustion, herbs, or other techniques to treat the ailment.
What kind of needles are used, and will I feel any pain?
Most Acupuncture needles are made of very thin, flexible stainless steel. They are inserted just below the skin. Patients sometimes experience a tingling sensation or heat, a sign that energy is flowing, but they do not typically feel pain. If you feel some discomfort, the Acupuncturist can usually adjust the needle to relieve the pressure.
When will I start to see results?
Usually, patients see improvements immediately, and some conditions require only one visit. Acute conditions are often cured or alleviated in two to three visits, while chronic conditions may require five to fifteen.
How are Acupuncturists trained?
Acupuncturists complete extensive, advanced professional and academic training in science and medicine. In California, they are required to complete a Master’s degree from an approved school and pass a comprehensive state licensing exam, one of the most rigorous in the country.
Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?
Increasingly, insurance companies cover Acupuncture because it is effective and often less costly than Western medicine. California State MediCal and Workers’ Compensation both cover Acupuncture treatments.

Preparing for Your Appointment

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Cosmetic Acupuncture, aka, the Acupuncture Facelift

Is that great sense of humor of yours leaving you with some not-so-funny laugh lines? Well, a younger-looking face may lie at the end of some needles — acupuncture needles, that is.  Cosmetic acupuncture is a powerful alternative to the traditional surgical facelift or the increasingly popular injections.

What cosmetic acupuncture does is “stir the energy pot”, bringing blood flow to the face and stimulating collagen production which is the key to youthful looking skin. A course of 12 treatments (twice a week for 6 weeks) will deliver a younger healthier you.

Acupuncture Facelifts involve insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the face to “enhance” one’s appearance to a more youthful glow. For many centuries women have been using all sorts of methods to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet on their faces.  One of the safest and most effective methods of anti-aging is facial rejuvenation with acupuncture face lifts.  This minimally invasive, non-surgical technique has been around for many years as a well kept secret in Traditional Chinese Medicine used by both men and women to stimulate collagen, as well as plump and firm the face in order to minimize and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

Research has shown that a Cosmetic Acupuncture facelift can last 2-5 years. It is important to understand that the aging process continues during this time. Diet, lifestyle and illnesses can affect the length of the results. When a patient experiences a dramatic event in their life they can undergo a few treatments to help restore balance.

 After the initial treatment maintenance is minimal. A treatment once every 4-6 weeks maintains the results you got. Or some patients choose to have the whole protocol once a year to revitalize the results and their whole body, mind and spirit as the Acupuncture Facelift benefits are more than just facial rejuvenation. Either way, you will see results and be very happy with The Acupuncture Facelift even after just one treatment!

Thanks to Hamid, I am very happy about the treatments that I have received. I did this in order to make myself happy, not to look better for others; however, it is a pleasure to receive compliments from my friends who have not seen me for a few weeks. Without anyone knowing about the acupuncture treatments, they say how much change they notice in my face. This natural treatment produced such noticeable difference. For me, there is nothing better than feeling good about myself.

One happy, younger looking customer

Acupuncture Semi-Annual Health Check – Acupunture Semi-Annual Checkup Plan – One Time Payment:$100.00

Why do Dentists and Doctors get all the love? Acupuncture should be a part of your regular health check-ups each year. Twice a year you should see your acupuncturist for a health check. These sessions will be part diagnostic and part treatment to keep you healthy and on the right track. Each check up session is 90 mins.

How It Works
So simple, it just makes sense.

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Purchase your path to a healthier younger look today. Cosmetic Acupuncture package $1200




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