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1620 Riviera Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 935-7500
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Acupuncture   Also see:
Microcurrent Therapy
Acupuncture is a 3000 year old practice with its origins in Oriental medicine, a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

It treats health conditions by stimulating “acu-points” by inserting very thin needles through the skin to produce physiological effects. Other methods also used to stimulate acu-points are by heat or finger-pressure. The general theory of acupuncture is that proper physiological  function and health depend on the

Marcia Straehley Stone
Marcia Straehley Stone
circulation of nutrients, substances and energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network of “channels” or “meridians.”

This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes. Pain and ill-health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted or blocked by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/injuries and medication, as well as lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor diet, emotions, lack of rest and stress. Stimulation of the acu-points helps to restore sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body, thereby restoring health and balance to the body, while relieving pain and other symptoms.

Acupuncture is used to acheive vibrant health and joy in both body and mind. Treatments induce profound mental and physical calm and rejuvenation. Stresses and illness fade, making sessions preventative. Research shows the body’s hormones, blood, and neurochemistry are regulated. Pain cycles and inflammation ease. Hair-thin, disposable needles are gently and slightly inserted with guide-tubes so treatments are essentially painless.

Microcurrent is subsensory, and Electro-stim and Acutonics give a gentle tingling and vibrational glow. Hands-on touch deepens effects. Marcia also uses infrared light to aid healing.

Areas of Treatment:
  • Fatigue, insomnia, low energy
  • Stress, anxiety, insomnia or emotional distress due to work, or life-transitions
  • Menstruation, menopause, fertility, pregnancy, and labor preparation and coaching
  • Digestive problems, colds, allergies, headaches
  • Injuries, joint sprains, tendonitis, or chronic pain, and surgery recovery and medicine reaction
  • Side-effects from chemotherapy
  • Life-style changes, such as job search, weight loss, smoking
  • Facial toning – your inner health glows in eyes and face


Marcia Straehley Stone is a licensed acupuncturist with broad training and expertise in various modalities and specialties. Her sessions are personalized and her practice is guided by patients’ needs, not preset protocols. She listens, cares, and supports your health goals.

Marcia has an MS in Asian Medicine, certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Wellness Coaching, Hands-on Acutonics and Reiki healing training, and Tui Na therapeutic massage. She also is earning a PhD in alternative wellness methods in the field of psychology.

Most importantly, she brings skilled, gentle hands, receptivity, diagnostic acuity, and compassion to her personalized sessions. She works with you to help you find your inner joy, health and serenity by teaching self-care methods, exercises and breathwork.


Health Medicine Center
1620 Riviera Ave
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

Tel: (925) 935-7500
FAX: (925) 935-7770