Oakland Acupuncture; Aster Acupuncture.
Oakland Acupuncture, Blue Shield Provider. Acupuncture in Oakland, Medical Massage , Herbs 510-927 6800.
What to expect on your first Acupuncture Treatment.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is Comprehensive Traditional Medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at the person as an integrated whole, we treat the whole person ( body- mind- spirit ). Comprehensive Traditional Medicine encompasses both the integration between Asian and Western Medicine; and a broad spectrum of treatment modalities that I can choose from; and my ability to work together with other complementary alternative medicine ( CAM ) practitioners, and Integrative Medical Doctors ( MD'S ), and other Healthcare providers.

Find out how Acupuncture can help you.

If you've recently been diagnosed by your MD, and you would like to find out how Acupuncture can help you, call Aster Acupuncture at 510- 927 6800; I'll answer your questions about Acupuncture or Massage Therapy, and determine if we can work together as practitioner and client, and schedule an Acupuncture first intake or Massage Therapy session apppointment.


On your first extended Acupuncture appointment, I will do a Comprehensive Medical interview with you, a TCM Medical Assesment and diagnosis , and includes a TCM medical exam, evaluation of your past medical history ( bring any medical record from your previous primary health care provider). In this first Acupuncture appointment I will assess what your TCM patterns of disharmony and syndromes are, and treat those with Chinese Medicine ( Acupuncture, herbs, or Massage ), untill your body finds it's own harmonious disease free state.

What does Acupuncture work for?

I am frequently asked; what does Acupuncture work for?

Acupuncture and TCM work on the prevention of imbalances and disharmony, and we help our clients to find their own natural harmonious state. We assess and treat the whole person; ( spirit-mind-body  ).

Chinese Medicine finds the patterns of disharmony that are created in the human body over time. These patterns may come in to being, when we have intense emotions; when we are exposed to harsh weather; agression; and due to our modern lifestyle with irregular sleep patterns and work hours, or overwork and stress. Chinese medicine offers natural herbal medicines that can help your body quickly regain balance.

Let me come to your home or office for an initial consultation, and create an individual treatment plan for you. I will choose from my treatment modalities and let you know what I reccommend for you. With your permission, I could provide you with an Acupuncture treatments, using a gentle Japanese style no pain acupuncture pin insertion technique; Herbal Chinese Medicine prescription, Acupressure- , and sports- acupressure massage, cupping, moxibustion, or a nutritional consult from an integrated East West nutritional perspective.

Oakland Acupuncturist.

Aster Acupuncture is accepting new clients.

Please call for a free consultation over the phone to see how Aster Acupuncture can help you, and schedule your first Acupuncture or Massage Therapy appointment.

Masja van der Hoog, MSOM, L.Ac, LAMT;

Main Board Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Acupressure Massage Therapist , Acupuncture Integrated Medical Director; Oakland, Ca.

Phone; 510-927 6800.



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