Frequently Asked Questions


Community acupuncture is a movement that aims to make acupuncture affordable and accessible. Patients receive acupuncture in a shared space with other patients and the rate is based on an affordable sliding scale. Distal needling techniques are often used. Those with back pain or complex conditions are highly encouraged to schedule a private session.

what is included in a private session?

Our private sessions are very focused and include several forms of body work for a complete experience. We offer two types of privates sessions: 1)Private Basic includes full body acupuncture, electrical stimulation, and cupping; 2) Private Package includes all basic session services with the addition of  a 30 minutes massage (Swedish, Shiatsu & Deep Tissue). Privates are highly recommended if you have back pain or a complex condition that requires in-depth discussion.

how does herbal medicine work, and is it safe?

The use of plant medicine has been in existence for thousands of years. Many prefer to address their health concerns with herbal medicine to avoid the side effects of pharmaceuticals. Different herbal traditions utilize their own unique methods. With traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbs are usually combined into a formula for a synergistic effect. Powder extracts have grown in popularity for their convenience, however the use of raw herbs is the most potent form. All herbs dispensed at Remedy Wellness are sulfite-free, species-verified, and tested for heavy metals and dangerous pesticides.  

may i fill out new patient forms prior to my initial appointment?

We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early to your initial appointment to fill out the required forms. While not required, filling out the forms prior to your appointment helps your session go smoothly. Please contact us, and we will gladly email them to you upon request.

What is your missed appointment & cancellation policy?

We are a sliding-scale community clinic and no-shows take away slots from those who need them. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Failure to do so will result in an $30 fee and forfeiture of any promotional vouchers. We do our best to make time for you and expect the same.

what forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. If paying by check, a valid ID is required - $30 returned check fee applies. Thank you Oakland for your patronage.

What is your privacy policy?

Remedy Wellness Studio may use and share health data about you for a) Treatment b) Payment c) Health care operations. Disclosures where we do not have to give you opportunity to agree or object: a) to you b) as required by federal state, or local law c) if child abuse is suspected d) public health risks e) lawsuits and disputes - in response to a court order f) law enforcement g) coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors h) organ or issue donation facilities if you’re a donor i) to avert a threat to an individual or to public health safety. You have a right to a) inspect your health record and to receive a copy of it upon request b) amend information on your health record you believe is inaccurate or incomplete c) know to who we have disclosed your health information d) ask for limits on your health information data we give out e) receive communication from us about your health information in alternate ways f) the complete Notice of Privacy Practices. This summary doesn’t provide all details of our privacy policy. For complete details, please read our Notice of Privacy Practices, which is provided at your initial appointment or upon request.

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