Welcome to Aster Acupuncture, healing the world, one person at a time.
Aster Acupuncture offers quality, affordable Health Care, through Acupuncture, Medical Massage, and Therapeutic Massage, and Chinese Medicine, for men, women, and children of all ages.
Book a Treatment now online, or call 510 927 6800 / 510 200 2756, we 're here to assist you.
For your Health Insurance eligibility verification, please call 510-927 6800, or 510- 200 2756, and please have your Health Insurance card ready when you call, Thank you
The holiday season is here, and we would like to share gifted healing with you. Treat yourself and your loved ones with a Gift Certificate for a Therapeutic Treatment at Aster Acupuncture.
Gift Certificates start at 40 USD, and are available for purchase for treatments of 30 minutes to 2 hours. You may choose from the following Services; Swedish, and Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Cranio Sacral Therapy, and Sports- Acupressure, and Hot Stone Massage.
Book your Gift Certificate here now online, or over the phone: 510-927 6800, or 510-200 2767
Aster Acupuncture's main practitioner Masja van der Hoog specializes in Chinese Internal Medicine, with a focus on Woman 's Health and Sports Medicine. She treats with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Therapeutic, and Medical Massage.
For people who don't like Acupuncture or Acupuncture filiforms, she also offers gentle, non invasive Treatments with Therapeutic Massage and Medical Massage, such as Swedish Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, and Sports Acupressure.
Aster Acupuncture is located at 446 17 th street, Oakland, CA 94612, suite 202.
Treatments are offered from Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm. Same day appointments are often available.
To make an appointment, you may book here now online, or call 510-927 6800, or 510-200 2756
Masja van der Hoog, MS, Lac. Licensed Acupuncturist Oakland.
How and why I became a Licensed Acupuncturist, and how I can help you.
I suffered a bad ankle sprain, which I was able to heal completely with Acupuncture, and practiced martial arts, and dance for 20 years after that.
My healing journey with Acupuncture inspired me to become a Licensed Acupuncturist myself. In my practice I treat a lot of Musculo- Skeletal complaints, and injuries that happened at work, and during ( sports) accidents.
Growing up in Holland, where the weather is very cold, I often suffered from pain, and had to leave school, and come home. I practice Chinese Internal Medicine for Womens Health, because Women are a group often left behind in Medicine. My focus is on internal Medicine and the elimination of pain and suffering.
We are often not given a clear diagnosis, misdiagnosed, or told that our ailments are purely psychological, and we are often sent home without treatment.
With Acupuncture and Chinese Internal Medicine, I have found an effective alternative to diagnose and treat women with in the scope of Chinese Medicine: a safe Medicine without side effects, that helps women and their families empower their lives.
Aster Acupuncture Oakland offers affordable options for your Initial Chinese Medicine Consultation with Acupuncture or Therapeutic Massage Treatments:
Initial Chinese Medicine Consult / Acupuncture Treatment- 60 minutes.
You will receive an Acupuncture treatment, and a Chinese Medicine Consult.
Acupuncture creates endorphins, that make your body feel good, eliminates pain, relaxes the nervous system, stimulate blood flow, and increases energy.
During your consult the Acupuncturist will do a Chinese Medicine evaluation, with diet, and lifestyle consultation with you, and if she feels you need it she'll prescribe you Chinese Herbal Medicine. Treatment Fee: 60 minutes: 79.99
Initial Chinese Medicine Consult with Therapeutic Massage, and Acupuncture Treatment -90 Minutes.
You will receive a Therapeutic Massage, an Acupuncture Treatment and a Chinese Medicine Consult, and the Acupuncturist may prescribe you Chinese Herbal Medicine if you need it.
Acupuncture successfully treats conditions ranging from Musculo- Skeletal problems ( back pain, neck pain, and others), to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and infertility.
Therapeutic Massage, when combined with Acupuncture, makes the Treatment more effective, and is good for people who are receiving their first Acupuncture Treatment. Treatment Fee: 90 minutes: 99.99
Initial Chinese Medicine Consult/ Therapeutic Massage/ Acupuncture Treatment-120 minutes.
You will receive a Therapeutic Massage, and Acupuncture Treatment, and a Chinese Medicine Consultation, and the Licensed Acupuncturist might prescribe you Chinese Herbal Medicine if you need it.
Acupuncture is a complete Chinese Medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. Acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease within the scope of practice of Chinese Medicine, and it also improves general health.
A Therapeutic Massage will ease your stress, relax your muscles, and improve your blood circulation, and greatly enhances the effectiveness of your first Acupuncture Treatment.
Treatment Fee: 120 minutes: 119.99
Herbal Chinese Medicine
Initial Chinese Medicine Consult (Focused on Chinese Herbal Medicine). 30 minutes.
You will receive an Initial Chinese Medicine Consult, and the Licensed Acupuncturist will do a health history, evaluation, diet and lifestyle coaching, with you, and will create a Chinese Internal Medicine diagnosis, and treatment plan for you. She will prescribe you Chinese Herbal Medicine. The price of the Chinese Herbal Medicine is separate, and varies depending on the type, and on how long you will be taking your Medicine, and can usually be picked up on the same day, or the next day. Same day self pay, no insurance. Treatment fee: 39.99 USD
Follow up Acupuncture Treatment. Please complete your Initial Consult first. Treatment Fee: 60 minutes 59.99 USD
Follow up Therapeutic Massage with Acupuncture. 90 minutes. Same day self pay ( no insurance )
Treatment Fee : 90 minutes: 99.99 USD
Aster Acupuncture Oakland offers the following Therapeutic Massage Modalities:
Swedish Therapeutic Massage.
Swedish Massage relaxes the nervous system, and helps relieve pain, and may enhance the healing process, it creates overall muscle relaxation, and assists with the blood flow, and lymph circulation.
A Swedish Massage can improve your emotional well being, help you sleep better, and boost your immune system.
60 minutes: 59.99
90 minutes : 89.99
Prenatal Massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting mothers. Pillows, and side lying postures are used to prevent pressure on the abdomen, and Swedish Style Therapeutic Massage is used to relax, and treat moms to be. Please be over 3 months pregnant ( past your first trimester) when you book your Prenatal Massage.
60 minutes: 59.99
90 minutes: 89.99
Hot Stone Massage.
Hot Stone Therapy is used to complement your typical Massage session. Your muscles will be pretreated with heated stone placements, that allow the therapist to more easily work out your muscle tension and knots. The Heated stones may also be used as extensions of the Massage Therapists hands to elegantly complement a Swedish Massage.
The Hot Stone Treatment promotes relaxation, and helps to open the meridians (energy pathways).
60 minutes: 69.99
90 minutes: 99.99
Craniosacacral Therapy is a light touch Therapy that enhances the bodies own healing abilities. Craniosacral Therapy involves gentle manipulations as the therapist both tests for restrictions, and listens to the quality of the Craniosacral rythem, which the body regulates and maintains in order to feed and nurture our delicate nervous system.
The forces used are exceedingly light and although the focus is in and around the head and the spinal column, treatment may be applied anywhere on the body. This gentle releasing of chronic tension can effect mayor changes in both physical and emotional wellbeing.
60 minutes: 69.99
Deep Tissue Massage.
Find Relief from chronic pain, tension and tightness, caused by injury or overworked muscles. This Massage focuses on specific problem areas, or one or two injured areas, rather than being focused solely on relaxation. Designed to remove severe tension, Deep Tissue Massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue. It helps improve range of motion, and heal injuries below the surface, with its unique friction Massage style.
60 minutes: 89.99
90 minutes: 109.99
Shiatsu practitioners use their thumbs, fingers, and hands to diagnose, within the scope of practice of Oriental Medicine, and administer Massage Therapy. Shiatsu places an emphasis on diagnosis of ailments, and treating the entire body as a whole. Shiatsu is one of the most recognized forms of Japanese massage Therapy in the Western world.
The benefits of Shiatsu are that it restores, and maintains the bodies energy, especially help full to those suffering from fatigue, and overall weakness, and improves circulation. It reduces stress, and tension, as well as anxiety and depression. It offers relief from headaches, migraines, and promotes healing from sprains, and similar injuries.
Treatment fees: 60 minutes: 79.99
The benefits of Cupping are that instead of Compressing already compressed, tightened, shortened muscles, Soft, flexible cups gently lift the muscles, and bathe them in oxygen, so your muscles can breathe, your circulation gets better, and your body can detoxify itself. Cupping releases restrictions in the muscle, and the fascia, diminishes inflammation, and brings new oxygenated blood to injured areas. It is a good treatment for anyone with very tight muscles, or injuries, sports people, or office workers, and can make your body feel freer, may improve your range of motion, and help you heal your injuries, and other health concerns. Cupping decompression therapy is a very, strong , effective Massage, that many find to be very relaxing, and beneficial. Fees:
30 minutes: 39.99
60 minutes: 69.99
90 minutes: 99.99
Acupressure points can be used to enhance many aspects of life. In addition to managing stress you can use Acupressure points to relieve and prevent Sports injuries. Sports Massage has been widely used by athletes before and after Sports events.
Acupressure complements Sports Medicine Treatments by using points and Massage Techniques to improve muscle tone, and circulation and relieve neuromuscular problems. Acupressure is a great treatment method to resolve joint issues, and injuries.
60 minutes: 79.99
90 minutes: 109.99
The Flexible 3 Treatment series ( three 60 minute treatments of your choice).
The flexible Treatment series is valid for a year after purchase. You may choose from the following Treatments: Acupuncture, Cupping, Swedish Massage, DeepTissue , Sports Acupressure, Shiatsu, Deep Swedish, Craniosacral Therapy, Hotstone Therapy or Prenatal Massage.
You may share your 3 treatment series with your friends or family.
The Flexible 3 Treatment Series Fee: 199.
Flexible Series: 6 Treatments of 60 minutes.
This Flexible 6 Treatment series is valid for one year after purchase. You may choose from: Prenatal, Yin Shin Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupuncture, Cupping,Tui Na, Sports Acupressure, Deep Tissue, or Swedish Massage. Your Flexible six Treatment Series may be shared with your family or friends. Please RSVP your friend with us when you book your Treatment. If you would like to upgrade your 60 minute session to a 90 minute treatment, please call 510-927 6800, or 510-200 2756
The Flexible six Hour Long Treatment Series Fee: 399.
The Flexible Treatment series Twelve 60 minute Treatments of your choice.
The flexible Treatment package includes 12 Hour long treatments, and is valid for one year after date of purchase.
You may choose from: Swedish Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Hot stone Massage, Deep Swedish Massage, Sports Acupressure Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping Massage, Cranio sacral Therapy, Ashiatsu, or Tui Na Massage, Prenatal Massage, or Yin Shin Acupressure. Try one, or all twelve treatment modalities, and share them with your friends, and family. Just RSVP your guest with us. If you would like to upgrade one or more of your Treatments to a 90 minute session, call 510-927 6800 or 510-200 2756 to schedule.
Flexible 12 Hour Long Treatments Fee: 799.
We now offer Lunch Break Relaxation Treatments.
Take a break in your busy day, and find some queit time, and relax on our Treatment Table. We ll do a half an hour Treatment. You may choose from; Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cupping, Acupuncture, or Cranio Sacral Acupressure.
May Life on earth be in Radiant Health and Abundance for all .