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Oakland Acupuncturist Masja van der Hoog, MSOM, Lac


Meet the practitioner.    Aster Acupunctures main Acupuncturist near me; Masja van der Hoog specializes in Acupuncture and Integrative Asian Medicine with a focus on Womens Health and Sports Medicine. Her treatment modalities are Acupuncture and Therapeutic and Medical massage. For people who do not like Acupuncture; Aster Acupuncture also offers gentle but strong Therapeutic Massage modalities.                                                                                                                      How and why I became an Acupuncturist, and How I can help you. I suffered a serious 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 an Acupuncturist myself.  In my practice I treat a lot of musculo skeletal complaints and injuries that happend at work and during ( sports) accidents.                                                                                                           Women s health;   Growing up in the Netherlands, where the weather is very cold, I often suffered from pain, and had to leave school; and come home. I practice Integrative Asian 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 our ailments are purely psychological, and we are then often sent home without treatment.    With Acupuncture and Integrated Asian Medicine I have found an effective alternative to diagnose and treat women and including all others and help people, their friends, allies and friends empower their lives.

Aster Acupuncture's main Acupuncturist, and Owner Masja van der Hoog, MS was born in Holland, and after she traveled the world she came to the Bay Area in 1997 to study alternative Medicine. She has treated many Bay Area residents with Massage Therapy since 1999 after graduating from the Acupressure Institute of Berkeley. Her background in the Arts, Dance, Martial Arts, and Psychology move her daily practice.

Miss van der Hoog  holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Acupuncture Integrative Medicine College of Berkeley ( 2008), and has been practicing  Acupuncture Internal Medicine as a Board Licensed Acupuncturist since 2010.

Her internships where at; the AIMC Berkeley community Acupuncture clinic; West Berkeley Family Practice; Lifang Liang San Francisco ( Acupuncture Fertility, and Gynecology specialist); the Charlotte Maxwell clinic in San Francisco ( a clinic for low income women ) and she has worked at the East West Integrative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco ( A clinic that specializes in Acupuncture Fertility, Gynecology, and Pregnancy.)

Miss van der Hoog practices Internal Asian Medicine , and treats with acupuncture, Massage, cupping, and Integrative Asian Herbal Medicine ( Kampo ). She treats people of all ages, and aims to create a safe , inclusive space for every one. She is very good at treating stress, Anxiety, Insomnia and  helping people with other minor behavioral issues that welcome change. She also practices women' s health, gynecology, menopause support, men s health,  and  is inclusive to all others. She welcomes all people. She treats Acute and chronic Musculo- skeletal injuries and the Diseases classified within the scope of East Asian Medicine with Integrative Herbal Medicine, and Kampo ; Acupuncture, and Medical and Therapeutic Massage, and Acupressure. 

Masja focuses on you as an individual, making an individual treatment plan for you, and prescriptions for you, choosing from treatment modalities that will help you on your healing path, and are appropriate for your particular condition.

Masja is a gifted healer who uses a caring approach, with sensitivity, a thorough scientific thought process, creativity, skill and artfulness, combined with a lot of experience treating people, and a good knowledge of the body in movement. She has treated many peoples injuries , and internal imbalances successfully.

She is accepting new clients, and you can make an appointment for your first Comprehensive Acupuncture Medicine consultation and treatment at 510-927 6800 or 510-2002756 or book online now

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