Closing early Sunday October 29th

We will be closing early tomorrow, Sunday October 29th. Last patient will be seen at 11:40.
Normal hours will resume on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend – Short Hours Saturday, Closed Monday

Saturday, May 27th, we will be closing at 1 PM.
We will closed for all of Monday, May 29th.
Have a great long weekend!

New Appointment Software

We are migrating to a new Appointment software, which is integrated with our new electronic health record (EHR) software. It has better features and is easier to use, but may be a little disorienting for you at first. You will have to set up a new profile to log in, and the flow to book an appointment is a little different. Try it out with this button:

If you have any problems, you can give us a call at 510-595-1031 and we will help you out!

Holiday Hours 2016, and Gift Cards!

We will be open most days through the Holidays, with some modifications:

Dec 25th – CLOSED
Dec 26th – Dec 30th: 10AM- 4PM
Dec 31st: 10AM – 2PM
Jan 1st: CLOSED

Also, we have a Holiday Gift Card Special until Dec 24th:
Buy two $30 gift cards, and receive one FREE TREATMENT CARD for yourself! What a way to take care of your loved ones, and yourself during this hectic time of the year.

Have a great Holiday Season!

Welcome Mamie Chow – Monday 4 to 8 shift

We would like to welcome Mamie Chow to the Octagon team! Mamie has been subbing at Octagon for months now, but she is starting a regular shift on Mondays, from 4 to 8.
Mamie is a wonderfully compassionate and skillful acupuncturist, who brings her natural warmth and intelligence to each of her treatments.She will happily continue ongoing treatment plans, and also help new patients understand and achieve their health goals.
Please stop in and meet her in person! Learn more about her here.

Sunday Hours: 10 AM – 2PM

We are shortening our Sunday hours for the Summer months. Come by after the Temescal Farmers’ Market for a treatment between 10 AM and 2 PM!

Holiday Hours

We are doing our best to keep the clinic doors open as much as possible this Holiday season. Normal hours most days, except:
CLOSED: New Year’s Day, January 1st
December 31st open 10 to 5 PM
January 2nd open 10 to 3 PM

Have a great Holiday and a wonderful 2016!

Closed for Labor Day

The clinic will be closed to celebrate Labor Day, tomorrow September 7th.
We will resumes normal hours on Tuesday.
Have a great day off!

Extended Hours! Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays!

We are pleased to announce that we have added EXTENDED HOURS to our schedule, to make taking care of yourself even easier!

Mondays: Now open until 8 PM, with Ananda extending her afternoon shift.
Saturdays: Now open until 6 PM, with Marion providing her expert care from 1 PM until 6 PM. Joe will be taking her Tuesday 4-8 PM shift.
Sundays: Now open from 10 AM until 2 PM, with the newest member of our team, Melani!

We look forward to seeing you during our new hours!

Please keep in mind we see our last patient about 50 minutes before the end of the shift, so we can close on time.

Clinic CLOSED this Saturday, Nov 15th

The clinic will be CLOSED this Saturday, Nov 15th.
Please come in Friday or Monday!
Normal Saturday hours will resume next week.

First Monday Every Month: Bring a New Friend for Free!

Do you know someone who would benefit from acupuncture, who just seems unable to make it down to Octagon? Help us help them!

We are pleased to announce a special offer on the first Monday of each month, for the next few months:
Bring a friend who is new to our clinic, and they will receive their first treatment, including initial intake fee, for free! This is a $30-$50 value, depending on where they decide they fit on the sliding scale. If you are both new to the clinic, we will only charge for one visitor.

This is our way of saying thank you to all of our wonderful patients, who are our main means of spreading the word about the high quality care that we provide for the East Bay.

(Herbal medicine can be purchased at our normal affordable prices.)

CLOSED Monday May 26th – Memorial Day

We will be closed this coming Monday to celebrate Memorial Day.
Come in Saturday or Tuesday to continue or begin your acupuncture treatment!

Have a great weekend.

NEW LOCATION!!! 5255 Claremont: Right next door!

We have officially entered our 3rd incarnation!
A little history: we opened our first clinic in the Spring of 2009 (Year of the Ox), in a remote corner of the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The clinic itself was a comfy healing environment, but it was difficult to get to by public transportation, and had very little foot traffic.

In January 2011 (Year of the Tiger turning to Year of the Rabbit), we opened the doors of our original North Oakland location, on Claremont Ave, between the Temescal and Rockridge districts. Way easier to get to, better foot traffic, but still a couple of issues. Our upstairs neighbors were childrens’ occupational therapists. Wonderful work, but their office is basically a playground, and noise issues were common (patients often asked: “are they moving furniture upstairs?”). Also, the feng shui was a bit challenging, as the low ceilings gave a bit of a cave-like quality to the treatment room.

2014, Year of the Horse: we have transitioned to the best location yet.

Octagon North Oakland is now located directly next door to our former North Oakland location. If you are at our old clinic, walk approximately 30 feet to the…

Staff Changes – Welcome Uni Hong!

We’ve had some staff changes in the past couple months. Justin Lane left us to move his family to Atlanta. Our beloved Hannah Hogan decided to move north, to be closer to family. And now, Michelle Hirsch is taking time off to get some much needed rest before delivering her baby, sometime in the next month(!).
So, we’ve adjusted our schedule a bit:

– We’ve brought the wonderful Uni Hong on to cover Tuesday afternoons and evenings, after 4.
Kim Wu has been kind enough to take over Thursday evenings, after 5 PM, and alternating Saturdays.
Ananda and Jorge have both expanded their hours during the week.

All of our practitioners are qualified to continue your treatment plan, or to welcome you to our clinic as a new patient. Make an appointment today to experience the care of any of our qualified Licensed Acupuncturists.

New Monday Hours – last appointment at 530PM

Please note that we will be taking our last appointment at 5:30PM on Mondays.

Evening appointments are available until 7PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Bon Voyage Justin!

It is with regret that we bring the news of Justin Lane’s departure!

Justin has been needling with us for over a year. Many of our patients reported getting instantaneous relief from their pain and discomfort from his treatments. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm for Chinese Medicine that he brought to the clinic, and his team spirit.

He is moving to Atlanta with his wife and two new babies. We wish him all the luck in the world!

Octagon T-shirts!

Finally, you can represent your favorite North Oakland Community Acupuncture Clinic with a custom T-shirt!

We have American Apparel 100% cotton (sweatshop free) Tees available for only $20! There are also a couple of the raglan baseball Tees still available, but not for long (also $20).

Holiday Hours

Please note the changes to our schedule this December:

– Tuesday Dec 24th we are open UNTIL 1 PM.

– Wednesday Dec 25th we are CLOSED all Day.

Thursday  Dec 26th we are closing EARLY at 5 PM.

– Tuesday Dec 31st and Wednesday Jan 1st we are CLOSED all Day.

Have a great holiday, and check in with our clinicians about Holiday Herbal Gift Bags to support the health of your loved ones!

There are still some Tshirts left

Hannah on Wednesdays!

Hannah is picking up a Wednesday afternoon shift! Come down between 2 and 520 to experience the magic of her treatments.

(Joe will continue to see patients Mondays and Fridays, between 10 and 2.)

Now Accepting Credit Cards!

Well, we’ve been testing out a credit card reader for a while, and we are happy to announce that Octagon North Oakland is now accepting credit cards!

Come by and welcome us to the 21st century with the use of your plastic.