Our facility is located on the second floor in a building with no elevator, so please consider this when scheduling in-person appointments. If you need ground floor or elevator access in order to access in-person treatment, please see our recommended practitioners denoted with the symbol ^ on our referrals page.

Prior to scheduling an Initial Visit for Private Acupuncture & Integrative East-Asian Medicine, please book a Free Phone Consultation to ensure we are a good fit for your healthcare needs. If you are an established patient and have not had a private consultation for six months or longer, please book an Initial Visit. If you would like a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) before beginning treatment, one will be provided upon request.

Please remember that in order for a cancelled appointment to be considered compliant with our 48 hour cancellation policy, it must be cancelled in our online system before the 48 hour mark otherwise you risk being charged for a late cancellation.

Please read our masking & COVID-related policies here.

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Private Acupuncture & Integrative East-Asian Medicine

Comprehensive East-Asian medicine care in a private setting. Includes medical intake, an acupuncture treatment and/or herbal medicine consultation, lab testing, photobiomodulation (Celluma light therapy), and a comprehensive customized care plan.


AcuMoxa Community Lounge

Acupuncture, moxibustion, and photobiomodulation (Celluma light therapy) treatments in a group setting. Does not include herbal medicine consultation, lab test referrals, nor care plan updates. Special rate for Educators & Students - email clinic@tendervinehealth.com for details. [MASKS ARE REQUIRED]


Virtual Care: Telehealth

Telehealth is available to California state residents only.

Stephanie Fareri is a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in internal medicine. Prior to her studies of East-Asian Medicine, Stephanie worked as a Critical Care Technician in a Children’s ER in San Antonio, TX. She had aspirations of becoming a Physician Assistant until during her time working in the hospital she realized that allopathic medicine’s approach was limited in supporting people holistically, which ultimately led her to East Asian Medicine. Her training is focused in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and integrative medicine. Stephanie graduated from the Master’s program at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College at Berkeley.

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Sam Lai (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in general practice and sports medicine. She is focused on providing care to folks who are experiencing challenging physical and emotional transitions. Her training is focused in Japanese acupuncture and sports medicine acupuncture as taught by Whitfield Reaves. Sam graduated from the Master’s program at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College at Berkeley, where she interned at UC Berkeley treating Cal student-athletes and at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic serving low-income, underserved, and immigrant women with cancer. She was also a student fellow for Influential Point, a social venture organization working towards advancing health justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the East Asian medical community. As someone who is a queer, mixed-race Chinese American, Sam’s mission to serve and care for underserved communities is what motivated her to become a practitioner.

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Dr. Sydney came to East-Asian medicine through her personal struggle with psoriasis and seeks to bring the same relief, transformation, and advocacy to her patients that she has received from her practitioners throughout her journey. Her training is focused in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture through the teachings of Ikeda Masakazu and Classical Herbalism through the teachings of many world-renowned practitioners. She is a member of the International TCM Dermatology Association founded by Dr. Mazin Al-Khafaji, the go-to expert for herbal medicine approach to dermatological, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Sydney is also a lecturer at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College at Berkeley as well as the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, where she teaches classes on Japanese acupuncture and integrative clinical lab testing. She also volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, an integrative cancer care center for women.

As someone who has been managing autoimmunity for most of her life, Dr. Sydney has a special interest in helping those struggling with autoimmune conditions. Her doctoral work focused on approaching the diagnosis, treatment, and progress management of complex, chronic inflammatory diseases by integrating an East-Asian medical concept called “yin fire” with conventional lab testing. She integrates learnings from this original research into her patient care.

Dr. Sydney holds a Bachelor’s from Cornell University, a Master’s from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) at Berkeley, and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine from AIMC Berkeley.

Dra. Sydney habla español para los que prefieren comunicarse en su idioma natal.

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Andrea is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner (CNTP) who specializes in functional nutrition and health coaching through her practice Dirt & Bones. She has worked extensively with individuals to implement lasting habit change to successfully manage chronic health issues such as autoimmunity, oncology, environmental health, chronic illness in children, and gut related disorders such as SIBO, leaky gut, Celiac, and IBS. She is our preferred health coaching partner and works closely with us to help you integrate the changes laid out in your care plan.

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Melena (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in internal medicine and mental-emotional health. She originally worked in western medicine and biomedical science and was drawn to the integrative wisdom of East Asian medicine. Her training is focused in Japanese Acupuncture and Five-Element Constitutional Acupuncture as taught by Lonny Jarrett.

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