Welcome to Our Living Room

by lracu on July 9, 2010

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Thanks for visiting Living Room Acupuncture!

Enjoy our comfortable community space where you can rest easy and be well. We are the first clinic to specialize in offering low-cost, high-quality acupuncture to patients in San Jose and the San Francisco South Bay Area. Our skillful acupuncturists practice the Balance Method — a system of acupuncture offering immediate results — developed by Dr. Richard Tan.

Conveniently access effective treatments, affordable acupuncture and natural healthcare. Please browse through our website for more information. If you’re ready, feel free to check our schedule and book an appointment. The many benefits of acupuncture include helping you to:

  • Relieve tension, pain, arthritis
  • Lower stress, anxiety, depression
  • Increase focus, energy, vitality
  • Strengthen immunity to colds
  • Boost reproductive fertility
  • Fall and stay asleep better
  • Treat acne, eczema, psoriasis
  • Improve digestive function
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Balance hormones naturally
  • Reduce allergies and asthma
  • Maximize overall well-­being

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Join Our Monthly Wellness Workshops

by lracu on August 11, 2014

Announcing an exciting, new monthly event series at Living Room Acupuncture…

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We’re calling it the LRA Wellness Workshop! On the second Monday evening (7:00-8:30 pm) of each month, we welcome you into our Living Room for a community talk on practical topics related to health and wellness — including longevity, meditation, qigong, massage, herbs, cooking, nutrition, exercise, etc. Speakers will be LRA Staff and other invited experts.

Why Join Us

Our goal with this monthly LRA Wellness Workshop is to give you more valuable skills to boost your health, connect you with new friends in our LRA community and get to know our staff acupuncturists better. We want to meet your friends and family too, so please bring them along. They’re invited to hang out with us! Members of the general public can attend as well. You don’t need to be one of our patients.

How It Works

Each LRA Wellness Workshop will be 90 minutes broken down into 30 minutes of useful information, 45 minutes of hands-on demonstration plus 15 minutes of Q&A. Like our acupuncture services, we are offering a “pay what you can” sliding scale:

Fall Schedule

Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm
Workshop #1. Meditation: Stress Less, Age Slower — Paul Wang, LAc

You probably live a hectic, fast-paced, overwhelming life. This ongoing stress causes damage to your DNA and leads to rapid aging, chronic illness and degenerative disease. However, scientific research on meditation shows that you can slow down this process. Learn a simple standing meditation you can do just minutes a day! Daily practice will help clear you mind, calm your emotions, charge your energy and change your body for the better.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm
Workshop #2. Probiotics: Brew Your Own Kombucha — Guillermo Gomez, LAc

Did you know that your health is dependent on the microbiotic world that exists in your digestive tract? These communities of microorganisms actually outnumber our human cells tenfold. Probiotics is one way to correct the imbalanced gut flora that many people have. Kombucha is a probiotic tea with many health benefits. Come sample and learn how to brew your own kombucha at a fraction of the cost of the commercial products!

Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm
Workshop #3. Digestion: Eat to Gratify Your Gut — Hobie Cao, LAc

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm
Workshop #4. Nutrition: Nourishing Bone Broths — Victoria Leung, LAc

Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm
Workshop #5. Hormones: Maximize Your Fertility — Faye Luong, LAc

 

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Acupuncture Relief Mission to Philippines

by lracu on June 23, 2014

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On behalf of NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns), Living Room Acupuncture has sent one of its own, Paul Wang, on an acupuncture relief mission to Tacloban, Philippines from June 23-28. Tacloban was one of the worst hit cities in last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which took 7,000 to 30,000 lives, according to official government or international NGO estimates, respectively. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of survivors are displaced from adequate home, nutrition and livelihood due to the destruction.

Paul will be living among these impoverished but resilient communities (barangays) and volunteering to treat local residents for pain management, arthritis, digestive issues, acute/chronic asthma, post-traumatic stress disorders, vision problems, etc. He has also been requested to train local medical workers to apply the Balance Method of Dr. Richard Tan. This is the unique system of acupuncture our practitioners offer at Living Room Acupuncture.

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December Special for Teachers

October 30, 2013

We are kicking off our LRA Monthly Special with a discount for teachers, principals and staff. From December 1 to 31, show us your ID as a teacher, principal or school staff and get a treatment for $18! Let us know if you have any questions:

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Acupuncture for Pain and Weight Loss

April 8, 2013

Our acupuncture friend Jeremy Gilsoul of Aspire Wellness was recently interviewed on a television show (The Morning Blend with co-hosts Molly Fay and Tiffany Ogle) about acupuncture for pain and weight loss. Check out his concise, informative segment below:

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Touch the Waterfall

March 1, 2013

Last weekend, Paul and Faye went to San Diego and graduated as Certified Bazi Practitioners. They also took a side trip with their colleagues Philip Tan and Jeremy Gilsoul from Aspire Wellness: Recently, I traveled to San Diego, California, the home of my Shifu 師父 (a term to describe both mentor and father-figure) — world-renown Dr. […]

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Optimists Are More Immune to Stress

February 1, 2012

An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Bodett A lot of folks seem to have caught a cold lately. Perhaps a stressful January ran us down? Actually, one reason whether you get sick or not is what researchers call “dispositional optimism”. This is a tendency to expect a positive outlook, […]

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Don’t Drag On This Dragon Year

January 27, 2012

January 23, 2012 commenced a Water Dragon Year. Dragon Years are interesting because they are powerfully unpredictable. They can be seen as a potent alchemy of celestial elements wrought down from the heavens or brought out from our psyches — where universal forces microcosmically dwell and internally influence us from. Dragons combine the best features of diverse […]

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A Balanced Approach to Managing Stress

January 18, 2012

Curious about how meditation can help you to meet the demands of life and lead a more balanced, engaged life? Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a practical course in conscious living that empowers participants to take an active role in cultivating health and wellbeing. The course meets 9 times over 8 consecutive weeks, including weekly […]

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Student Special

January 12, 2012

Are you a student? We know you have enough stress at school, so LRA staff acupuncturist Hobie Cao wants to help you out in our clinic. He is offering a Student Prepay Discount of $100 for 6 treatments. Recharge your mind and relax your body after those long study sessions. Keep focused and energized for those […]

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Can You Help Us

January 1, 2012

We are looking for some help in our clinic and have two positions available. One is for a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and another is for a Clinic Receptionist. Contact us if you (or someone you know) are interested. Licensed Acupuncturist Requirements You live locally in or near San Jose You are available 3 days a […]

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