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Andréa Fuzimoto MSTCM, L.Ac. has been working with Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture since 1998. Her practice is located in Albany also serving Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito, Alameda, San Francisco and other nearby cities of SF East Bay. She works closely with the patient uncovering the root causes of the ailments, creating an individual treatment plan and using gentle therapies to rebalance health. The combination of different acupuncture modalities, herbal medicine, TCM nutritional therapy, neuro-chemical nutrition, Qi Gong, physical and meditative exercises makes it a powerful combination to prevent and treat several health problems. Patients look for her expertise in Chinese Medicine Neurology and Pain management, and for her careful diagnostic evaluation and strategic treatment planning.

 

Neurodegenerative disorders:

Acupuncture treats complications of neurological conditions such as paralysis, spasticity, sensory deficits, spasms, vertigo, and others. It manages symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, parkinson’s disease, cognitive impairment, neuropathy, bell’s palsy…

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Pain          management:

Acupuncture activates the natural opioid system in brain. It is used for both acute or chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal or neurological problems such as back pain, arthritic pain, shoulder/neck pain, knee pain,  sciatic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, neuropathic pain, menstrual cramps,…

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Emotional/Mental conditions:

Acupuncture regulates the brain and the secretion of neurohormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA, melatonin, and others. It makes this technique very effective for the treatment of depression, insomnia, anxiety, sleep disorders, stress maladaptation, mood disorders,…

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Autoimmune diseases:

Chinese Medicine provides excellent recourses to assist in the management of symptoms present in auto-immune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), alopecia areata,  crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)…

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Common conditions:

Acupuncture has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Some of the common conditions treated include nausea, headache, mal positioning of fetus, postoperative pain,…

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Treatment modalities:

We combine ancient Chinese Medicine with modern western natural medicine for best results. Some of the modalities we offer include acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, ear acupuncture, electro-Acupuncture, herbal Medicine, TCM nutritional counseling, neuro-chemical nutrition, Qi Gong, life style modifications…

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