Albany Acupuncture


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Regular acupuncture treatments can create more healthy days, enhance the immune system, reduce pain, increase energy and relax the mind. When this is achieved a person is more able to enjoy life and care for himself.

Susan Wallace

Susan Wallace L. AC.

  • Licensed Acupuncturist for over 25 years
  • Independent Medical Examiner
  • Diplomat National Board Orthopedics

Susan Wallace, L.Ac has been practicing in the Bay Area for over twenty years. She specializes in women’s health issues, healthy aging and brain health. Susan has continued to deepen her study in Chinese medicine and pursue the study of western nutritional medicine since being licensed in California.

Susan graduated from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1986. She has a private practice, Albany Acupuncture, in Albany, California. She also works at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for Complimentary Medicine treating women cancer patients. She is an Independent Medical Examiner and expert witness.

Please call me at 510-559-8700 for a consultation and to make an appointment.

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About My Work

I practice acupuncture, herbal and nutritional medicine. Working within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is a complete medical system that has been utilized in Asia for over 5,000 years, I augment my practice with modern nutritional science. What interests me most in traditional medicine is that it continues to be valid and useful in our modern world. What excites me in nutritional science is the current and ongoing study of how our bodies and our minds work. The Chinese character for man is a being between heaven and earth. The physical, emotional, and spiritual all connect to affect our health and Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on this concept. Humans live on earth and interact with it. It is how we interact with these concepts that develops and creates our health.

To Stay Healthier, Heal Faster, and Age Better, please read more in About My Work.

My New Office Opens in August!

August 2020

I have good news. I am excited to announce opening my new office for acupuncture treatments starting the first week in August. My office is in Albany at 1498 Solano Ave at Curtis. It's a small office so I will only see one person at a time. Office days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The office is located on the ground floor and has wheelchair access. There is street parking on Curtis.

New Office Procedures
I don't have a waiting room, so when you arrive for your appointment, I'll ask you to call or text me from your car and we will do our intake interview. When you come into the office I will take your temperature with a contactless infrared thermometer. Then you can use the bathroom if needed, remove your shoes, wash your hands, and I'll get you right on the treatment table and put the needles in. I want to limit our face-to-face time so that you can have a treatment, relax and feel safe.

I will wear medical scrubs. Of course we will both wear masks. I have a HEPA-rated air filter for the treatment room to filter the air for allergens, germs, and viruses 4x per hour. Once the needles are in I will leave you to rest and listen to music if you like.


21-Day Purification Cleanse Group via Zoom

July 2020 Newsletter

I have been sheltering in place for the last 3 months. I have continued to consult over the phone, order herbs and supplements, and I have just completed my first zoom 21 Day Purification Cleanse Group. The Cleanse group was fantastic, and I have to applaud this group for taking up the challenge of doing a cleanse during this stressful time. They were awesome. I will offer cleanses via Zoom in the future as it made it so easy for people all over the country to join and participate in the group.


Keep Your Appointment with a Phone Consultation or Video Chat

March 2020 Newsletter

Since I can't give any of my wonderful patients an acupuncture treatment, I did want to let you know how I can help you during this stressful time. We can set up a phone consultation or video chat. We would discuss your current health issues and go over what you are doing to protect yourself.

I am converting all previously scheduled appointments to phone appointments. I encourage you to keep your appointment by phone for now if you are already scheduled for an in-person visit. It allows me to see how you are doing, assess any health care questions you may have and it allows me to continue to serve you.

I can also prescribe herbs and nutrients, and have these drop shipped to your homes. You can call or email me and we will set up an appointment time. The charges are based on time, and we can agree on an estimate time at the beginning of the call. My rate for a phone consultation is $40 per 15-minute session, $80 for 30 minutes and so on.


Best Ways to Stay Safe in Dealing with Covid 19

March 2020 Newsletter

Because of my experience with treating patients who have been sick in the past, I routinely follow basic precautions such as hand washing and frequent changes of linen and cleaning surfaces. In our office we are following the CDC guidelines in the hopes of keeping us all healthy. Since there are so many uncertainties with the current status of Covid 19 transmission I would like to institute a few basic protocols for all of us.

Viral onset. If you feel like you are coming down with a cold, have a fever or just have a little tickle in the back of the throat, please reschedule. Early cancellation is better but last minute is fine. If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus please do not come into the clinic for 14 days.

Hand washing. When you arrive, we both will engage in a good bout of hand washing. After the session, my washing is mandatory; yours is encouraged.

As more of the story unfolds it will be clearer how to proceed. If any of you have further concerns or ideas on how you can be more comfortable, please let me know. Now, how do we proceed in the world? What can we do to help ourselves have the best chance of staying healthy?


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