Happy New Year of the Earth Dog

Welcome to the YZ Acupuncture and Wellness newsletter

Thank you for your interest and support of our business. We hope this newsletter finds you in good health and spirit. As most of you know by now, our beloved Dr. Zhang has retired. He is doing well and enjoying this new phase of his life. The office continues to have his name and hopes to carry on the same values of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the modern age. 
Welcome to our seasonal newsletter. We will be informing our patients and friends of interesting and important health topics, new practitioners in the office, promotions and packages, and other cool stuff. 
Let's get started!

Happy New Year of the Earth Dog

The Chinese zodiac of the dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. Those who were born in the year of the dog (2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934) possess the traits of friendliness, determination and protectiveness. This year is an Earth Dog year and has a very grounding energy. The past two years of Fire Rooster & Fire Monkey were intense in nature and the energy of the Earth Dog has a more stabilizing and settling affect. This year presents a great capacity for fruition and manifestation. If you have been waiting for action and change…Earth Dog is the time!

YZ Acupuncture has a new a look.
If you haven’t seen it yet we’d love for you to come check it out. We’ve included some new furniture, lighting, art and a new coat of paint.  

Introducing our New Acupuncturist

Yume Takeuchi, L.Ac.YZ Acupuncture is happy to announce the addition of a new acupuncturist at the clinic. Yume Takeuchi, L.Ac. received her Masters at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and has been working as an acupuncturist for over 10 years. She has experience working with psycho-emotional issues, pain management and women’s health. Yume also received training in Facial Acupuncture and is passionate about the use of Chinese Medicine to encourage one’s body to age naturally and gracefully


Tools for Facial Acupuncture (L to R): Jade Roller, Facial cups, oil, arnica
What is Facial Acupuncture?Facial Acupuncture treatments focus on using acupuncture to naturally rejuvenate and revitalize the face. The sessions are full-body treatments that are focused on eliminating fine lines, sagginess and discoloration of the face. Facial Acupuncture is a great alternative to the more invasive treatments that are popular these days. The treatments include acupuncture of the body and face, facial cupping and facial massage. For more information on Facial Acupuncture please get in touch with Yume at 510-725-7555 for a free
20-minute consultation.

Food is the Best Medicine

While we have very mild seasons here in southern California, a good way to ward off illness and stay healthy is to adjust our lifestyle according to the change in weather. Winter is a time of hibernation and getting more rest during the shorter days and eating more cooked foods (vs salads & juices) is important. In Chinese medicine, the winter season is associated with the kidneys and bones. Take the time to strengthen these aspects of your health and make some bone broth. Here is a link to our favorite recipe:

We have some exciting new products at the clinic!

The AcuLift Derma Roller is the only derma roller approved by the American Acupuncture Council. 

Derma rollers use fine micro needles to stimulate the skin and help increase collagen and elastin production. Micro-needling can help diminish fine lines and wrinkles of the face, reduce scars and stretch marks, prevent hair loss and improve skin color. 

Yunnan Baiyao is one of the oldest and most famous Chinese herbal formulas and its exact contents are a closely guarded secret (it was famous for being carried by the Vietcong to stop bleeding during the Vietnam War). We are now carrying it in a spray bottle for use on acute injuries as well as relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints. 

Thank you and look forward to our next newsletter in the spring!



Sarah Adcock