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.


Acupuncture and colon cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic pain can significantly impact quality of life. Most patients

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All About Moxibustion

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that incorporates numerous methods for treating disease and illness. One of the tools found in the toolbox of the TCM practitioner is known as moxibustion.

Moxibustion is a technique that involves the burning of mugwort, known as moxa, which is an herb that facilitates healing. The purpose of moxibustion is to stimulate

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Heart Afire: The Fire Element

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart.

The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is

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