Eastern Medical Center

Eastern Medical Center


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Inspired by my father and amazed by the firsthand results I first received acupuncture when I was 5 years old! Now carry on a family tradition as the latest of four generations of Chinese Medical practitioners. I earned my Masters of Chinese Medicine in China at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006, and am now CEO of Eastern Medical Center in Pleasanton, where I serve as lead physician and acupuncturist.

Collectively, Eastern Medical Center's team has expertise in several modalities, including acupuncture, acupressure, craniosacral therapy, Reiki, lymphatic massage, ART (Active Release Therapy), Life Coaching  and more. Though the disciplines differ, they all have a similar goal — to promote and support each patient’s restorative abilities. “We’re basically helping to activate the body’s own healing energy”.

Patients come to Eastern Medical Center for a wide variety of reasons. Some wish to alleviate pain from chronic ailments such as migraine headaches or digestive and endocrine issues or to heal more quickly from broken bones and other injuries. Some seek relief from back, neck, knee and joint pain. Others seek prevention of hereditary illnesses such as strokes, high blood pressure and diabetes. For just about any ailment, Shen says, Chinese medicine can help in some way. “We’ve seen some fantastic results, even with people who’ve tried everything, including injections, surgery or even multiple surgeries.”

Area doctors are taking notice and are now referring patients to the Center for complementary care. “Eastern and Western medicine are not rivals, each has its own role.” Even when patients experience positive outcomes, they’re often surprised by the Eastern approach. “It’s not like conventional medicine. If someone comes in with an ankle injury, treatment may call for needles in other parts of the body, such as the wrist. Certain energy channels have a stronger affinity to getting more interaction with certain organs. Everything’s connected and everything works together, so if an ailment affects one thing, it may affect another.”

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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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