Jenny Josephian


About My Work

Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is excellent for health maintenance and can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including:

  • allergies
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • colds and flu
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • infertility
  • anxiety
  • asthma
  • insomnia
  • sciatica
  • pain
  • women's health issues
  • digestive problems
  • nasal congestion

Why Five Element Acupuncture?

Five Element Acupuncture treatment is multi-leveled and multi-faceted.

Every time you come in, I assess you on four levels:

  1. Are there any obstructions in the flow of your energy?
  2. How are your spirits?
  3. Are you in harmony with the current season?
  4. How does body, mind, or spirit want to move forward at this time?

I assess each of these levels via observation and palpation. I stimulate points for each level that needs addressing. A treatment is an interweaving of these, finishing with points to address who you are and how you are moving through your life.

Why work with me?

I bring to the table over 30 years experience as a Five Element acupuncturist. During your session with me, I spend 60 to 90 minutes completely focused on you.

I partner with you to discover what might help. If I determine that another modality may better serve you, I will refer you to someone else. Other times, I may suggest that I collaborate with another practitioner to help your treatment move forward.

How do I make an appointment?

Call my office at:(510) 548-2261I am located in Walnut Square at:1502 A Walnut Street Berkeley CA 94709

How frequently do I come for treatment?

My goal is to provide the fewest treatments for the most effect. At first, treatments are closer together and often longer in duration. During your first visit, I spend up to 2 hours thoroughly examining you. (During COVID, we talk about your health history on zoom.)

If we decide that acupuncture is a good option, I start by seeing you once or twice a week. As soon as you seem to be holding treatments, I see you less frequently. Over the next weeks, I will see you once a week, then every 2 weeks, then every 3, and so on.

Once you feel better, you can choose to stop treatment altogether. Some people choose to come for tune-ups every 4 to 6 weeks, some once a season, others randomly.

What can I expect?

Most people know if acupuncture is working in 6 to 10 visits and some notice changes right away. You often start by experiencing more well-being. As we work together, it becomes clear to both of us if treatment is working for you.