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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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Spring is picking up as the days get longer and sunnier. How is your body feeling as we transition out from this cold and stormy winter season into spring?

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

Would you like to feel:

  • More balanced, physically and emotionally?
  • Empowered to take charge of your health?
  • In harmony with your body?

You’ll learn:

  • How to improve your mood, balance hormones, reduce pain, and increase vitality by staying in harmony with the spring season.
  • A simple self-care routine rooted in the 5 Branches of Chinese Medicine, incorporating meditation, Chi Kung, self-massage, and tasty seasonal food (samples provided!)
  • What teas are in alignment with the spring season. Teas will be served by Teance Fine Teas.

12:15-1:15pm Nourish and Strengthen Your Gut Microbiome with Fermented Foods: Guest speaker Karen Wang Diggs | Nutritionist + Chef

Learn why adding fermented foods to your diet can help to improve your digestion and immunity.
Karen will also show you how easy it is to make your own fermented vegetables and beverages, and you’ll get to try some samples.
  • Po Cai (Chinese-style sauerkraut with Jujube & Spring herbs)
  • Cucumber and Sesame Salad with Fermented Dressing
  • Water Kefir with Schizandra berries & Burdock

The fee will cover the activities from 11am-1:15pm with the seating. Space is limited, so please sign up to reserve your space! at

01:15-2:00pm Tai Chi free introductory classes by White Magnolia Acupuncture & Tai Chi.


01:15-2:30pm 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.

01:15 – 4:30: Mt.Kakigori pop-up ~ Japanese style shaved ice using premium clear ice for a soft and fluffy texture, with flavors inspired by California’s diverse culture and produce. Flavors at the event will be Spring themed! IG: @mtkakigori FB: @mt.kakigori_

2:30-4:30pm Spring Live Jazz by Cyril Grimsich Trio (Free Admission)
Live outdoor music to nourish our hearts and senses on this Spring Wellness Day!

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

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

Using Acupuncture to Manage Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases can prove to be intricate and seemingly unsolvable puzzles for many people. And statistics prove this to be true as millions worldwide are impacted by autoimmune diseases ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to lupus, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease, and even Parkinson’s disease. Conventional medicine can diagnose 100 different autoimmune conditions, however the treatments offered don’t

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Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of Gua Sha

Gua sha is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. Practitioners of this medicine believe that a person’s qi, or energy, must flow unhindered throughout the body so you can feel your best. When qi becomes stagnant, health problems occur. With Gua sha, your acupuncturist uses a smooth-edged tool to gently scrape areas of your body where inflammation or stagnant qi

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The Benefits of Detoxifying your Body with Acupuncture

Life can be incredibly stressful. Even if things are “going well,” the constant pull of the needs of others including kids, coworkers, parents, and even friends can leave us feeling drained and often leads us into making poor lifestyle choices. But what if there was a place you could go to heal your body and your mind? A sanctuary

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