Performing Arts Medicine


Unique Help for Performing Artists
A Musical Journey
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Acupuncture for Performing Artists

Unique Help for Performing Artists
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Performing artists, especially musicians, have been called “small-muscle Olympians.” Whether you are a musician, singer or dancer your body is your art: “Giving it your all” requires sound physical health and calm mental clarity. Chinese medicine strengthens qi — or vital energy, alleviates pain and boosts the immune system. Regular “tune-up” treatments can lead to the enhanced energy, focus and stamina needed for optimal artistic expression.

In addition to health maintenance, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be effective for many health problems that limit musicians, singers and dancers.

  • Singers and wind instrumentalists can gain relief from a wide range of throat and respiratory ailments.
  • String instrumentalists, horn players and percussionists can gain relief from repetitive strain injuries, back and neck tension and pain, and tendinitis.
  • Dancers can gain relief from sprains, strains, sciatica, arthritis and other injuries.
  • All performers can benefit from increased flexibility and physical stamina, a more resilient immune system and calm mental clarity.

A Musical Journey
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To accompany you during your treatment experience, you are invited to select from a collection of soothing, first-class CDs ranging from classical, to jazz, to world music and beyond.

CD Selections

On Tour
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Touring poses a particular challenge to musicians. A rigorous schedule, poor airline ventilation and jet lag can cause fatigue, pain and respiratory problems that may hinder performance.

Artists on tour through the San Francisco Bay Area may pre-schedule appointments via email or telephone. Make an appointment.