The Acupuncturist & What to Expect
A native Californian, Claudia lives in Oakland and, when not working, she enjoys great food, hiking, and the extraordinary coast of the Bay Area.
Claudia Venn understands intimately both the body and its physiology. Claudia has been working with patients, using her understanding of functional medicine, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture to treat the body as a whole being and taking into account both physiological and psychological realities. Claudia integrates acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical qi gong to move her patients through the healing process. Her own experience with healing gives her the unique understanding of a patient’s requirements, and the empathy to implicitly understand their needs.
Claudia has a thriving family practice focusing on women’s health, depression and anxiety, Pre and Postnatal care, pediatrics, gastrointestinal issues, pain management, and internal medicine. Her professional experience began as an intern at the California Pacific Medical Center Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The ACTCM Community Clinic, and The Jewish Home of San Francisco. Her mentors include Dr. Robert Zieger and Raven Lang L.ac. She enjoys Teaching “Balancing Women with Traditional Chinese Medicine” at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She Has held the position of Clinical Director for Seventh Heaven Wellness and Namaste Yoga until she left to start her flourishing private practice in Berkeley.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Acupuncture and Herbal medicine treat a range of health issues. You will receive a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. Patients are evaluated and treated using an ancient system called Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture carefully inserts fine, sterile needles into the body to restore and balance Qi. The clinically researched treatment protocols used are safe, relatively pain-free, and with little or no side effects.
Please arrive in comfortable clothes and neither hungry nor too full. We provide seasonal tea to balance and encourage the healing process while enjoying a beautiful lounge. Feel free to arrive early and rest before or after your treatment. Our Parking lot makes driving a breeze. Our welcoming front desk will ensure you are cared for throughout the process.