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ABOUT THE IN-PERSON CLINIC

AIMC Berkeley’s talented Clinic Intern Practitioners provide in-person appointments with the highest quality care under the supervision of licensed faculty. We treat a variety of conditions including (but not limited to) pain management, fertility, women’s health, colds and flus, digestive issues, stress, mental health, autoimmune conditions, aging support, pediatrics, and immune support.

You can be sure that you will be taken care of by distinguished faculty, experienced supervisors, hardworking staff, and innovative intern practitioners.

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SERVICES BY INTERN LEVEL

Senior Level Acupuncture Intern Practitioner
Level Three: 1 hour & 15 minutes • $40

You will see an intern who is close to graduating, along with their experienced supervisor. Many Senior Interns have developed specialties and have streamlined their appointments to give you as much individual attention as possible. Observation students may be present at this level.

Level Two: 2 hours • $30
You will see a pair of interns who have already been practicing for a year, along with their experienced supervisor. Supervisors are present during treatment for Level Two.

Junior Level Acupuncture Intern Practitioner
Level One: 2 hours • $25

You will be seeing a team of interns plus their supervisor. Because you’re seeing a team, each person will notice different aspects of your case and have innovative ideas, so you can be sure of a well-rounded, meticulous, and effective treatment.

Observation: Professional Treatment with Student Observers
Level One: 2 hours • $15

Our most financially accessible treatment is performed by a clinical supervisor with a team of observing clinical interns. This is an amazing opportunity to get treatment by an advanced practitioner for $5.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Appointments range from 1 to 2 hours long. During your first visit, our Clinic Intern Practitioners will complete a thorough health history & examination of your primary concerns. Using this interview as well as an assessment of your pulses & tongue, your Intern(s) will craft a Chinese Medicine diagnosis & treatment plan.

Once the diagnosis & treatment are approved by the shift supervisor, your practitioner will share the plan with you & invite you onto the treatment table. You’re encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing for the treatment. You may be offered a gown if your practitioner needs greater access to your acupuncture points & meridians.

The Intern will locate & clean any acupuncture points that will be used during treatment. You may notice that the treatment begins even just by this process of touching & palpating the points.

Your practitioner may use a variety of tools & practices during your treatment:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Massage: Tui Na or Shiatsu
  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • E-Stim on Acupuncture Points

If there is a particular style or method of treatment you’re interested in, ask your practitioner if it is right for your case.

After treatment, you may experience a sense of relaxation, bliss, or higher energy depending on the nature of your treatment. It is helpful to the course of treatment for you to drink water & get enough rest. It is possible though rare to experience some soreness or bruising after treatment. Cupping & gua sha treatments create dark marks that look like bruises but are usually not painful. They may take up to two weeks to fully disappear. Feel free to contact your Practitioner or Supervisor if you are curious about an experience after treatment.

ABOUT THE INTERNS

AIMC Berkeley’s highly talented and professional Clinic Intern Practitioners are a multifaceted team of compassionate and motivated individuals ranging in age from twenties to sixties and possessing diverse backgrounds and professional goals. Each Intern has more information available on our booking platform, Jane, if you’re curious about their individual backgrounds & clinic curiosities.

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Testimonials

"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student