Energy Matters Qigong

Energy Matters Acupuncture and Qigong, located on Piedmont Ave, offers Qigong classes to the community.  “Qigong is a style of gentle exercise designed to promote health, well-being, and longevity by enhancing the flow of qi (life-force energy) in your body.” 16-week sessions of Wild Goose Qigong are $255, with a free intro class and a 10% discount available for advance payment. They also have a “Gentle Qigong” drop-in class for $15.  See their website for more information.

Sign up to get a CSA Box at OAP Grand!

We are really excited to team up with Shooting Star CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We have recently become an official dropsite for their bountiful weekly produce boxes delivered from May through November. Just imagine leaving OAP, blissed out from acupuncture, with your arms full of wholesome food!  For more information and to sign up check out their website:  You can also contact them by phone at 707-207-0548, or email

“Our mission at Shooting Star CSA is to provide our customers with nourishing, nutritionally dense vegetables and melons that are the best they’ve ever had.”

Total Health Dental Care

Total Health Dental Care is Oakland & Berkeley’s leading Whole Person Dental Practice. By practicing Whole Person Dentistry, they address lifestyle choices, like stress, nutrition and sleep patterns to effectively prevent dental disease from occurring. Dedicated to improving patient’s overall health through dentistry, you’ll get top-notch dental care that helps you look and feel your best.

Trager Bodywork with Deirdre Hormel

Deirdre Hormel offers Trager bodywork in the same building as our Grand Ave clinic.  The Trager approach offers “psycho-physical integration” through movement education.  Gentle rocking movements are used to explore your range of motion and stimulate the brain to a greater awareness and knowledge of how to move muscles more easily.  The result is freer and easier body movement and reduced pain.  This approach can be especially beneficial for neuromuscular conditions and is widely used for stroke rehabilitation, MS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and disc injuries as well as general pain relief and relaxation. Trager is new to me, but I can report that after my first session I definitely noticed increased ease and joy in movement, and I’m curious to explore this modality further as a way of becoming more present in my body and recovering that innate love of movement that I had as a child.  Call Deirdre at (707) 529-2819 to schedule an appointment!

Affordable Chiropractic Care!

Robert Townsend D.C. has graciously offered to discount his services for our OAP community.  Please mention you are an OAP patient and you will be able to receive a $50 initial visit. This will include a complete assessment and a chiropractic adjustment.  All follow up visits/adjustments will be just $40!  Dr. Townsend is conveniently located in the same building as our Grand Avenue location.  He can be found at 3718 Grand Ave. suite 3. Schedule online or call 510-708-9363.

In our experience chiropractic care and acupuncture treatments work very well together.  It is common for people who are able to utilize both modalities to feel better quicker and stay better longer!

Niroga: Affordable Yoga in Oakland and Berkeley

Niroga is a non-profit that brings yoga and meditation to “students, vulnerable youth, cancer survivors, seniors and people battling addiction. The work of Niroga directly uplifts thousands of people every week in schools, juvenile halls, homeless shelters, cancer hospitals and rehab centers.”  Check out their website to learn more about their great work, and click here to learn about their low-cost and donation-based yoga classes in Berkeley and Oakland.

Three Stone Hearth

Three Stone Hearth is a community-supported kitchen (CSK) in Berkeley offering amazing, nutrient-dense, traditionally prepared foods.  The kitchen uses organically farmed produce, grains, and nuts; pasture-raised meats, eggs, and dairy; unrefined sweeteners, and traditional fats.  Everything I have tried has been delicious too!  It’s well worth the price when you need high quality food but are running short on time to prepare it.  They also offer learning opportunities in their kitchen and host Full Moon Feasts at their University Ave location.