You’re ongoing discomfort is heading towards pain. So far there’s been little respite. Acupunture is on your list of potential relief. What do you know about it? Who will you make that appointment with? Check the list below for some of the Sacramento area’s best practitioners.
Lise Vernasco
2109 J St., Suite 302
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 244-9363

Lise Vernasco specializes in facial accupunture. She is a graduate of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in the discipline. Facial acupunture views the face as an extension of the full body. Lise became interested in acupuncture after the successful treatment of heel spurs. Lise says that while this approach centers on the face, patients actually receive the entire benefit of the treatment throughout their body. Personal attention is a hallmark of her practice.

ProActive Acupuncture
2401 Capitol Ave., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 444-6047

ProActive bills itself as a center for Asian healing arts. They offer a full range of treatments. In addition to acupuncture, they offer herbal medicine, nutrition, cupping therapy and moxibustion, which brings a complete approach to health. The three practictioners, Brad Cimino, Laura Oglesby and Justin Bovert are all Licensed Acupunturists. You’ll find their office a calm and supportive oasis. Their goal is to provide patients with knowledgeable and personal care in a very supportive environment.

Village Acupuncture
300 Judah St.
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 786-0695

The staff at Village Acupuncture offer a mix of Eastern and Western approaches to health. They use what they note as a highly honed Japanese style approach to acupuncture complimented with massage therapy to care of the whole body. In addition, patients might take advantage of electrical stimulation, moxibustion, kinesio taping or herbal medicines. The practitioners are all highly trained and certified. The customer’s comfort and wellness are paramount in this practice.

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Zoë Griffin Acupuncture
1809 19th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 212-2170

Zoe Griffin is a devoted advocate of acupuncture and specializes in women’s health and fertility issues, along with pregnancy and postpartum care. She is licensed as an acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Five Branches University, which has been offering higher education in this discipline for over 30 years. Zoe is a sole practitioner who focuses on the health and well being of her patients. She’s also a student of several different forms of martial arts. Zoe’s future goal is to obtain a doctorate in traditional Chinese medicine to further her ability to provide a path to wellness for her patients.

Accredited Acupuncture Of Sacramento
87 Scripps Drive, Suite 212
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 924-7911

Mark Fields has been practicing traditional Asian medicine for over 30 years. His office has been offering relief to patients for over 25 of those 30 years. He is not only a Licensed Acupunturist, he is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupunture Orthopedics. His family run office concentrates not only on the diagnosing of issues and providing treatment, but also offers on-going education. His journey to the field started with his own bout with chronic fatigue. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine brought relief. He has pursued offering the same positive results for his patients ever since.

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Charles Ferris is a freelance writer who has lived in the Sierra, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, for the last 41 years. In 2010 he retired from teaching after 36 years . He and his wife hike, kayak, cross country ski, snow shoe, ride mountain bikes and road bikes, year round. His work can be found at