An underlying principle of Asian medicine is that the body knows how to heal itself. The practitioner works to remove obstructions to health, support deficiencies, clear/drain excesses, etc. A person’s body will resolve the ailment once the practitioner is able to balance the pattern they demonstrate.

Tuina is a Chinese style of invigorating massage that is intended to move stagnantion and harmonize the body.


Herbal remedies are wonderful biochemical allies for relieving a wide range of ailments, and also serve to facilitate the bodies own healing response.


"The key reason I came to study and practice Asian Medicine is because of my compassion for others."

-Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist Yasmin Spencer

Acupuncture and herbal remedies can treat a vast range of ailments, such as:

  • Acute and chronic illness
  • Headaches: chronic or acute
  • Colds/ Flu
  • Emotional/ psychological imbalances
  • Low immunity and allergies
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculo-skeletal issues: acute trauma & chronic/old injuries
  • Women's related issues: menses, pregnancy, postpartum, etc.
  • Oncology support
  • Aches and pains
  • Stress
  • ...And more

Five Element Acupuncture is a modality inspired by the interconnection of the human being to nature. In this form of acupuncture the practitioner strives to discover what element(s) are the driving force in a person's life, so as to understand their constitution. This wisdom gives the practitioner insight into how an individual would tend to fall out of balance (physically, mentally, and emotionally), and how to bring them back into harmony.

yasmin-icon_07Yasmin Spencer, LAc, DAOMLicensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Call (510) 435-4241

Located in Berkeley, CA

FREE Initial Assessment: a complete review of current syndromes and past medical history to determine the most beneficial treatment for you.

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