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Acupuncture In Pleasanton, CA with Sharon Zeiss

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Acupuncture In Pleasanton, CA

Acupuncture In Pleasanton, CA

Acupuncture gently lifts and revitalizes the immune system and helps manage pain and discomfort. It is a soothing, pain-free method of healing that is effective for most of our common ailments. Effective use of this ancient medical practice spans more than 5,000 years. I’ve been practicing for 10 years. So please make sure you come get acupuncture in Pleasanton, CA. Please review the many treatable conditions and then call or email us to set aside time for an initial consultation. Our affordable services are covered by most insurance plans and we offer convenient office hours: after-work for busy professionals and weekends for married homemakers.

About Sharon

Sharon Zeiss, MS, L.Ac.
My passion for wellness sparked at an early age and in 1986, I began in earnest to take health knowledge and practice beyond a lifestyle choice, and to make it my career. Raised in New York, I am grateful to have shared my formative years with my extended family which not only included step-siblings, but also grandparents and a great aunt who sought to teach me the richness of experience that only elders fully understand. I paid for my undergraduate education at the State University of New York at New Paltz, by managing a health food store. There, I learned of the immense world of nutritional and herbal supplements and alternative care. I was able to apply my learning in the care of my elders. During this time, I also became a hospice volunteer to better understand what my family and others feel as they guide a loved one through the death process. I then moved to the world-renowned health center, Kripalu, in Massachusetts where I learned healthy living through a daily structure of yoga, martial arts, leadership training, and nutritional gourmet cooking. I eventually moved up to lead cook before relocating to Prescott, Arizona where I served as a chef and educator at a three-star restaurant. In 1999, I received my Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at Emperor’s College, Graduate School of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Today, I am both nationally and state board certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine, with pre- and post-graduate studies in clinical nutrition and herbal supplementation. Over the years I have developed a gentle acupuncture technique for which my patients express gratitude. I am thankful for an enriching and rewarding career, working with leading practitioners at Murad Medical Group , Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, Painsolvers, and in the Chronic Pain Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, where I learned how to deliver excellent care in a fast-paced environment. I seek to be conscious and conscientious in all I do and I believe that to thrive is to continually strive to improve our knowledge, to increase our understanding of our world, and to expand our compassion for others. I take pride in delivering a holistic, individualized approach to healing by combining acupuncture with healthy cooking styles, nutrition, mind-body skills such as yoga and positive thinking, and most important, sensitivity to patients’ limitations. My passions include: animal rights, dance and movement, laughter and conversation, music, simple living, connection with others and with the natural world.

Common Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

Understanding how acupuncture works within the context of modern medicine has proven difficult, but its results are clear. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses, below. For a podcast from the Mayo Clinic about alternative therapies for cancer symptoms, CLICK HERE. (A new window will open. Web page here.) The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses including:
Illnesses Helped by Acupuncture:
  • Upper Respiratory Tract
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common Cold and Flu
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Respiratory System
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma (Most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions.)
  • Eye Disorders
  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central Retinitis Myopia (in children)
  • Cataracts (without complications)
  • Mouth Disorders
  • Toothache
  • Post Extraction Pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Spasms of esophagus
  • Hiccough
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis
  • Gastric Hyperacidity
  • Chronic Duodenal Ulcer (pain relief)
  • Acute Duodenal Ulcer (without complications)
  • Acute and Chronic Colitis
  • Acute Bacillary Dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Trigeminal Neuralgias
  • Facial Palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3-6 months)
  • Pareses Following a Stroke
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Sequelae of Poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within 6 months)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
  • Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Cervicobrachial Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back and Knee Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Sports Injuries and Pains
  • Reproductive & Gynecological Conditions
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
  • Spotting and Excessive Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea (Loss of Menstrual Period)
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Incontinence
  • Prostatis
  • Mental Emotional Problems
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia