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.


Mamie Chow


Mamie loves the depth of Chinese medicine and practices several styles of acupuncture, ranging from very gentle to stronger needling, depending on what will best support your health and needs. She places a high value on educating patients with nutrition, exercise and food medicine recommendations so that people can make healthier day-to-day choices. Mamie has been training in martial arts since 1999 and has a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In her free time, Mamie enjoys cooking, running the Oakland hills and traveling to beautiful places with her partner.


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!