Acupuncture in Berkeley, CA

John Luna-Sparks, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, LCSW

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and offer acupuncture in Berkeley, California.  I combine the wisdom of Chinese Medicine with over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma & abuse recovery.

My goal is to give my patients the tools they need to take charge of their own health.  It is important to me that people feel they are entering a safe, welcoming place where they are heard, understood and feel important.  I also hope my patients experience me as unhurried, caring, attentive, curious, professional, creative and clear in communication.   

My practice is housed within the healing space of Yoga Kula where I offer comprehensive treatment with acupuncture, herbal formulas, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, Tui Na medical massage and Wellness Events.  Click below to schedule your appointment and I will be happy to be of service.


Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes

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