Acupuncture works by stimulating the brain to release and regulate neurotransmitters naturally, making you think better and feel better. This simple yet powerful treatment is a safe, drug-free way to help with symptoms like depression, anxiety, addiction, and systemic problems, like pain and limited mobility.
Our Acupuncture for addiction and mental health issues uses only a few points on your ears. Students can do it in a group setting with their friends. Our full-body acupuncture treatments are private, and address all types of pain, suppressed immunity, mobility issues, or any health conditions that are treated by Western Medicine. More information about any of these applications is on the Acupuncture page.
Counseling is essential for our clients' success in changing their lives and moving forward. Acupuncture treatments have been shown to be 3 to 4 times more effective and successful when combined with traditional "talk-therapy" and support groups.
United for Health's one-on-one and group counseling cover health, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. This greatly enhances the client's ability to heal and sustain well-being. Our staff includes peer health educators who can collaborate with school schedules, community partners, and other health care pactitioners for client referrals and ongoing case management.
This innovative approach - using Berkeley's student volunteers as peer counselors - models the validity of sobriety and cessation, and promotes the option of healing for a number of mental health and substance use problems.
United for Health's mission is to provide health care that is totally accessible. Besides acupuncture, counseling and nutrition and herbal information, we help connect our clients with city of Berkeley, Alameda County, and other community services by making appointments for them for optometry, dentistry, medical care, and legal & housing advice where available.