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Clinic re-opens May 12th

Beginning May 12th the clinic will re-open for acupuncture treatments. This is a gradual process, and adjustments have been made as to how the clinic operates. This is being done in response to the continued spread of the covid-19 virus, and is in accordance with the City of Berkeley shelter in place order that was issued earlier this month.

Acupuncture treatments are now by appointment only. No one will be admitted into the clinic without an appointment. To schedule an appointment, you can either call the clinic directly, or use the on-line service.

At this time, the clinic will not not be providing acupuncture treatments for anyone with symptoms related to the covid-19 virus. For such symptoms, prescriptions for herbal remedies can be ordered over the phone, or by email.

Anyone entering the clinic must wear a protective mask for the duration of their visit.

Only one patient at a time will be allowed inside the clinic. If you arrive early for your scheduled appointment, please wait outside until you are greeted at the door. Once inside, you will be asked to wash your hands in the restroom.

The above changes were made to help reduce the spread of the virus, while being able to provide the benefits of an acupuncture treatment. These changes will continue to be implemented until at least the beginning of June. The clinic will continue to make whatever adjustments are necessary to follow the standards set by the City of Berkeley health department.

Thank you.

Update; Temporary clinic closure

Much has changed since the previous post two days ago. The clinic will now be closed until the beginning of April. I will post an update as that time gets closer. Hopefully, conditions will be safe enough then, and the closure will not need to be extended any further into the future. I very much look forward to the time when I can treat people again.

Covid-19 clinic update 03/16

As of today, March 16th, the clinic will continue to remain open. Any person who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus (fever,cough, shortness of breath)will be asked to not come into the clinic until further notice. If you do not have currently have any of the key symptoms but, have been in contact with someone who recently had them, or you are someone who is considered to be at higher risk, it would be overall safer if you did not come into the clinic at this time.
Anyone who comes into the clinic will be asked to wash their hands both before and after the treatment. Also, pleases bring your own pen and water container.
Acupuncture can be very beneficial during times of a large-scale health crisis. The clinic will remain open in a limited way for the next several weeks. However, the status of the clinic could change at any point as this situation evolves. Please call the clinic if you have any questions. Thank you.

Qi Gong class: Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month

Qi Gong(chee-gung) is the term used for traditional Chinese health exercises that focus on harmonizing the mind, breath, and body.  Qi Gong is presented in our clinic as a series of fluid movements practiced at a moderate pace.  These movements are presented in a format that provides participants with an exercise routine that can be practiced at home. Regular practice of Qi Gong can boost metabolism, improve circulation, strengthen the immune system, and lead to enhanced mental acuity. Qi Gong is practiced standing up and participants are asked to were comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 am-11:00 am. The fee for the class will be $20.00. All levels of experience are welcome. If you plan to attend please RSVP by calling the clinic at (510)227-4028. Thank you.

Gift Certificates Available

This holiday season, you can encourage the people in your life to take time out to take care of their health. We’re offering gift certificates for a treatment at the Yellow Emperor Community Acupuncture Clinic.

Have questions? Call, email, or stop in the clinic any time to ask.

Email us at for instructions on how to purchase online.

1-3 treatment cards ……………………….. $20 each

4+ treatment cards ……………………….. $15 each

New Beginners’ Qi Gong Class on Saturday, November 3

After a summertime hiatus, beginners’ qi gong is back, and scheduled for one hour later than in the past. As ever, we are pleased to offer this beginners’ qi gong class to help support your health and wellness. The class will be taught by Charles Adamec, L.Ac. Charles is a skilled practitioner who has been teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over ten years.

Qi Gong for Health

Qi Gong for Health

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healing art. The term Qi Gong means “to exercise with emphasis on the breathing.” This class offers a series of easy to learn exercises that integrate a variety of movements with deep, full breaths. Practicing Qi gong provides an immediate boost of circulation, which can reduce stress and fatigue and bring about greater mental acuity. Regular practice of Qi Gong can have long-term benefits such as regulating metabolism and strengthening the immune system.

Saturday, November 3, 10 am — 11 am
$15 per class

Yellow Emperor Community Acupuncture Clinic
3111 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94703
(510) 227—4028