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Welcome to White Magnolia

Acupuncture and Tai Chi in Berkeley, California.

Take charge of your health.

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Our safe, effective treatments can give long-lasting relief by getting to the root of physical or emotional problems

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Tai Chi

 Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art that improves focus, relieves pain, boost immunity, improves balance, & more.


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Acupuncture and Tai Chi for health, wellness, and pain relief.

Are you experiencing physical or emotional pain? Do you want to improve your balance and strength? Our healing practice offers acupuncture and Tai Chi in an integrated program, drawing upon traditional Chinese medicine and Western interventions for an effective, proven approach to pain relief, activity and sports injuries, and mental health conditions. We serve clients in Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

We treat people of all ages with a wide variety of health issues, ranging from chronic pain to asthma, as well as those who want to improve their balance, strength, and overall well-being. The practice is well-known for its focus on sports acupuncture and mental health acupuncture and women’s health.

Our treatment modalities include traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, motor point acupuncture, trigger point therapy, dry needling, Chinese herbal formulas, Tui Na medical massage, cupping, moxibustion and Gua Sha.

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Amazing heart and skill. John identified an underlying cause to symptoms that seemed unrelated. And improved issues that I hadn’t realized I was having. A great East Bay resource for health and wellbeing. ❤️🌈💫
Peggy M.
Awesome healing center for Chinese medicine. The specialize in sports medicine so if you aches, pains and injures, you should absolutely get a treatment here.
Darren M.
Couldn’t recommend the care, professionalism, and depth of expertise enough. Would encourage anyone suffering from an injury to seek treatment from Dr. Luna Sparks.
Rachael S.
I always feel truly seen and cared for at White Magnolia, which has been rare in my healthcare experiences! I came for a sports injury, which is now all better, and kept coming back for other sports injuries, help with digestive issues and better sleep. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
Elke P.

News + Events

It’s important to keep your body cooler in the summer season, especially when we’re facing the hottest summer on record.  Join us Saturday, July 20th @11-1:15pm for our Summer Wellness event. Improve your health by staying in harmony with the summer season! Learn a simple self-care routine and stay for the tea & music. The event will be held outdoors in our courtyard.

11:00am-12:30pm Keeping in Harmony with the Summer Season: Presenters – John Luna-Sparks LAc. of White Magnolia Acupuncture & Tai Chi & Katie Tao of Teance.

12:30-1:15pm Tai Chi introductory classes by White Magnolia Acupuncture & Tai Chi

 1:15-2:30pm Lunch and Tea Break

(Bring your lunch or grab lunch at a nearby spot such as Berkeley Bowl, Cali Alley, Mint Leaf, Standard Fare! Bring back to enjoy in our courtyard with tea)

2:30-4:30pm Spring Live Jazz by Cyril Grimsich Trio (Free Admission) 

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White Magnolia Acupuncture and Tai Chi | 2806 San Pablo Ave. | Berkeley, CA 94702 | 510-570-8195
Servicios en Español | Wheelchair accessible

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