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.

Kick Start Your 2023 Health Goals with My Whole Foods Cleanse Program

As the year ends, I want to express my thanks for your on-going support. I am so grateful that I get to do this work and without you I would not be in practice. The last several years have been challenging in so many ways and what is clear to me is that we need each other in all the ways that produce a thriving community. Thank you for being part of mine.

Healthy Goals for 2023
A new year is upon us and if you are thinking about getting healthier, I have the perfect program for you. I’m planning a cleanse group to start in early January 2023. It’s been awhile since I’ve lead a group cleanse and I’m excited to offer this again. It’s not a juice fast or colon cleanse that may leave you depleted. The 28-Day Purification Program is a gentle whole foods program that includes fresh vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and proteins that encourage the body’s natural detoxification process. I will conduct the sessions on Zoom but will have you pick up your supplies from my office before the start date. We will have 5 sessions starting Tuesday Jan 3, 2023 and finishing on Tue Jan 30. In each session we will discuss your experience, different aspects of cleansing and group support and ideas. The cost is $455 and includes a protein powder, fiber supplement as well as an herbal liquid, charcoal powder, cleanse guide and recipes. Depending on each person’s particular situation I may add or subtract a few of the products. To reserve your space, contact me and send or drop off a check at my office 1398 Solano Ave Albany, CA 94706.

Start date: January 3, 2023
End date: January 31, 2023
Hours: Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: $455


New Office

As of August 1 2022

1398 Solano Ave. (Corner of Carmel and Solano)
Albany, California 94706

My new office is open, and I will start treating patients on Monday August 1, 2022. The good news is that it's two blocks away from the old office located on the corner of Carmel & Solano. It's located in a beautiful small medical/offce building, My suite is very cozy and comfortable with plenty of light. I am still available to do consultations over the phone. I can prescribe herbs and supplements; get you started on a cleanse program. Contact me if you would like to schedule an appointment for a treatment or consultation.

Mushrooms to the Rescue Update

I have been fortunate to spend much of the last 2 years studying different topics in my field. Mushrooms both medicinal and edible has been one of those topics. In Traditional Chinese Medicine mushrooms have been used as a tonic to enhance the body’s qi or energy and were highly valued to benefit longevity. In today’s modern research we have found that mushrooms improve the body’s immune system as well as enhancing brain and heart health. There are hundreds of research studies showing many more therapeutic effects of specific mushrooms. All mushrooms from the common white and brown mushrooms found in the grocery store as well as the huge variety found all over the world have extraordinary health benefits.

To maximize the benefits, try to eat mushrooms regularly 4-10 grams of mushrooms per serving, 4-5 times per week.


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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