Kaiser Mall (yoga room) - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 from 2 to 4PM
Acupuncture Clinic &
Therapeutic Scalp Massage Clinic
at Port Workspaces
with Lauren Lau
“You can be you, or you can be ill.” This is the basic premise of Chinese medicine. We may all be equal, but we are not equivalent. Which you do you want to be?
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE CLINIC?
Kaiser Mall: Drop in to the yoga room during clinic hours. Walk-ins welcome.
City Center: Visit the front desk sign up on the day prior or the day of.
Treatments are scheduled every 15 minutes. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early on your first visit for paperwork. After your 15 minute consultation and treatment, you may stay and rest for as long as you’d like.
You can review the forms here to save time before your first visit. Blank forms are available when on site.
HOW MUCH IS A TREATMENT?
You choose what you pay on a sliding scale of $20 to $30. Credit cards are accepted, but cash (and checks) are preferred so that you can proceed through check in by yourself and save some time.
WHAT’S A COMMUNITY-STYLE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC?
During a community clinic, you become a member of group of people who are quietly receiving treatment in the same space. It’s an opportunity to settle your mind and relax your body in a safe, shared therapeutic space surrounded by friends and community.
WHAT HAPPENS AT AN APPOINTMENT?
When you arrive at your reserved time, you will have a brief dialogue with your practitioner, and then you receive your treatment. Here at The Port’s community clinics with Lauren Lau, LAc, you can opt for either acupuncture needles or a ten minute therapeutic acupressure scalp massage. Once your acupuncture needles are in (or your scalp massage concluded), you may stay to relax and unwind for as long as you would like.
ACUPUNCTURE? SCALP ACUPRESSURE? WHAT’S GOING ON?
Acupuncture is a healing art that tailors treatment to the individual, so that healing may take place across all levels of the body, mind, and spirit. It involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into particular points on the body to redirect the circulation of energy and nourishment in your body. Acupressure uses the same Chinese medical system to likewise encourage balance and integrity through the use of touch rather than needles. The purpose of treatment is to prevent / reduce pain in all its forms, help your body and your self function better, and influence your body’s ability to heal itself.
I’M IN! WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
For community acupuncture clinic, please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily adjust for access to your arms (up to your elbows) and legs (up to your knees). Yes, we can treat the entire body from here!
About Lauren Lau, LAc
Lauren Lau ♥ The Meowist specializes in daoist medicine to soothe the nervous system and encourage physical, emotional, and mental recovery from core traumas and daily distresses. Become your best with daoist acupuncture, daoist massage, and happiness coaching guided by daoist wisdom.
Lauren has over 10 years of experience in practicing alternative medicines and psychospiritual counseling. Her cultivated toolbox includes acupuncture, NLP change work (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), chi nei tsang (classical daoist internal organ massage), medicinal qigong (Chinese energy medicine), family & systemic constellations, and meowism.
Individual sessions are available at Lauren’s office near Whole Foods in Oakland. Together, we support, repair, and unite your most important parts: physical health, mental clarity, emotional sovereignty, and spiritual integrity.
This is a Port Workspaces members-only clinic.