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Alternative Health Care

Alternative Health Care

 

Alternative Health 

(Information obtained from the Berkeley Free Clinic Resource List)

 

 

ACUPUNCTURE/TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences

1601 Clay St., Oakland (between 16th & 17th)

(510) 763-1299

M-F 9-8 (last appt. at 6): 9-5 Sat (last appt. at 3)

Sliding scale as low as $20/visit: herbs $3-15. MediCal: 2 free visits/mo (small charge for herbs)

Public transit: 3 blocks from 12th St. BART

Chi Nei Tsang Institute

2315 Prince St. Berkeley

(510) 848-9558

Traditional Chinese Medical internal organ massage. “Detoxifies and strengthens all body systems” Dietary and stress counseling, self-help health education. Some sliding scale available ($35 low end).

Meiji College of Traditional Oriental Medicine

2550 Shattuck Ave. (at Blake), Berkeley.

(510) 666-8234

Student clinic school. 1st visit free; following visits $20 (small extra charge for herbs)

BODY WORK

National Holistic Institute

5900 Hollis Street #J. Emeryville

(510) 547-6442

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. everyday

Website: www.nhimassage.com

A massage school offering low-cost massage done by students.

 

 

CHIROPRACTIC

Life West Chiropractic Clinic

25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward

(510) 780-4567

M-F 11-7:30. Sat 9-12:30

Available for drop in one hour before closing. MediCal is NOT accepted; Medicare IS accepted. Accept private insurance. Languages covered: Vietnamese, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian; some others. Call for availability. Initial visits: $25-75, sliding scale; takes two hours for intake: follow-up visits $5-29. X-rays are mandatory and vary in price. Drop in for initial exam during above times. (updated 8/01)

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Berkeley Primary Care Access Clinic

2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley

(510) 204-4835

M-F 8:30-11:30

Acupuncture for detox is free for homeless and low-income persons. First visit, must arrive at 10:30. Ear acupuncture for detox is the main service, they will however see you for some pain concerns. Average appt. is 30-40 min.

 

Casa Segura/The Safe House

DUE TO RECENT CHANGES, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT NOT ALL SERVICES MAY BE AVAILABLE AT PRESENT. CALL OR STOP BY FOR FUTHER INFORMATION.

(510) 437-8899

3229 San Leandro Street, Oakland. (near Fruitvale BART). Enter around the corner, next to the Aloha Bar, where the railroad tracks run.

Harm reduction services include acupuncture, herbalist, wound and abscess care, HIV testing, case management, and drop-in center.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Labrys School of Self-Healing for Women and Girls

T, Th, S 10a.m/-12p.m.. 1-5 W, F 2-5

6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A-102, Oakland.

(510) 658-9066

Workshops $25-35 donation, chiropractic allergy specialist Shamanic journeying Body workers of various types. Emphasis on women and children’s health; open to male partner.

Ashby Center of Complementary Medicine

2615 Ashby Ave., Berkeley.

(510) 843-5000 (acupuncture): 704-9383 (Ayurveda) Ayurvedic , Chiropractor, Naturalpathic doctor,counseling, treatment, and education. Acupuncture including specialists in women’s health and allergies. Podiatry. Sliding scale available based on income and need. Acupuncture standard visit is $125 for 1st visit and then $85.00 per visit.

CANCER

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic

5691 Telegraph Ave (@ 57th Street), Oakland

(510) 601-7660.

Sat and Sunday, 10-5 p.m.; office: F 10-6 p.m.

Complementary medicine for low-income women with cancer: acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, Western herbs, visualization, nutrition, social work, short-term psychotherapy. FREE! Se habla espanol

 

 

HIV

Immune Enhancement Project

3450 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

(415) 252-8711

Free Ear acupuncture F 4-6pm

150 Eureka St, Rm 104

Ryan White Program for HIV+ patients with <$600 income/month. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for HIV+ (“and may be of benefit to persons with CFS, Epstein-Barr Virus, Hepatitis, Cancer, and immune disorders”) Medical-2 free visits/month. Sliding scale: low scale-$60 initial visit and $39 for follow-ups.