Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Peninsula Holistic Health Center

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo Holistic Health

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Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo Holistic Health

Functional Medicine

Find out if functional medicine – diagnostic and preventive medicine of the 21st century is right for you. Discover the Keys to Optimal Health, Wellness, & Longevity

Natural Skin Care


Nourish your face at the cellular level with skin renewing essential oils from around the world: nourishing nut & seed oils, anti-oxidant rich herbal extracts, pure aromatic essential oils—all organically cultivated or wild crafted.

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition


Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system.

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition

Functional Medicine

A new model of health care, one that is comprehensive in scope, expansive in treatment options, and based on a personalized treatment plan.

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition

Nutritional Programs

Fit by Design™—a genetic saliva test offering you your individualized roadmap to optimal metabolism.

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Chinese Medicine

Safe, effective and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.

Address the Root of Your Problem

(650) 348-2764

53 N. San Mateo Dr., Suite B San Mateo, CA 94401

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Extreme Fatigue

I’m a 47 year-old Pilate’s teacher and came to see Kimberly because I was experiencing extreme fatigue and could not get through the day without a two hour nap by noon. Kimberly assessed my condition in-depth and started me on a month cleanse followed by a new diet, nutritional support supplements and acupuncture treatments. In several months my body began to restore itself. Through Kimberly’s expertise she identified and treated various underlying causes and ultimately improved my quality of life!
Heidi Rosenbledt

Pilates Instructor

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition

I was experiencing debilitating migraines due to pre-menopause. Within days of working with Kimberly, the migraines were gone, my hormones were balancing and I felt better than I had in years. I have absolute confidence in her.

Vicki Rounds

Health Consultant & Yoga Instructor

Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. Modern science has begun to understand the secrets of this ancient medicine with the support of new studies conducted by leading scientists, hospitals, and medical research facilities from all over the world. Today, acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid and effective form of health care.

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition
Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition
Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition


I went to see Kimberly for an ulcer that I didn’t want treated the traditional way and it was the best decision! Kimberly is an amazing person, she has a soothing presence and the routine she prescribed worked wonderfully. She gave me some natural supplements and structured a new diet which eased my stomach troubles tremendously. It’s such a relief to know that there is another, more balanced and natural approach to the traditional medicine than what we’ve all become accustomed to.

Ellen Shing

Business Owner

Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, San Mateo, Fertility, Nutrition

Healing Power of Acupuncture

thunderchild5_330446798_382e2ae7f7_zAs a system of whole body health, acupuncture can treat any form of imbalance. Because acupuncture is a part of holistic health, the idea to address conditions from its root. Therefore it can address anything from physical to mental to emotional conditions. Western medicine believes that acupuncture works by stimulating the central nervous system to release specific chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain that can alter biochemicals in a way that can relieve pain, stimulate healing and promote physical, mental and emotional health.Acupuncture can potentially treat any form of health concern as well as strengthen the immune system, calm the nervous system, support the endocrine system and work to increase overall vitality. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are frequently used as effective preventative medical treatments.

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

What Is Qi?

acupuncture2Blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person’s health and leads to various signs and symptoms or health concerns. Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridians inside the body. The diagram to the left shows the meridian pathways in the body. Each of these is connected to specific organs and glands.

Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants and people. Similarly, where meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body.

How Is Qi Disrupted?

An obstruction to the flow of Qi is like a dam. When Qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts. This blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person’s health, cutting off vital nourishment to the body, organs and glands.

Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.

Normally, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body easily bounces back, returning to a state of health and well-being. However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, illness, pain, or disease can set in.

Natural Conception and Chinese Reproductive Medicine

pregnancyFERTILITY: Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years as a means of ensuring fertility and promoting a healthy, successful pregnancy and childbirth. Acupuncture and the appropriate use of herbs and natural gifts can restore and ‘anti-age’ a woman’s hormonal system, thereby enhancing the quality of the follicles and the uterus. Sperm count, as well as the morphology and motility of sperm have been improved with the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine. German and Swedish studies have proven that acupuncture improves the results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments by at least 40%.

It is scientifically known that it takes ninety days for the development of a follicle into an egg. Therefore, it is suggested that the women or couples prepare their bodies for at least 90 days with optimal nutrition, lifestyle management and the use of acupuncture to encourage optimal results in egg quality and uterine lining. Traditional Chinese herbs also significantly improve the body’s health and reproductive cycles and may be added for a comprehensive treatment plan if one so chooses. Many well known infertility specialist doctors such as Dr. Zouves from Daly City, California advocate traditional Chinese Medicine as an integral part of the fertility success protocol.

  • Regulates menstrual cycles
  • Treats Endometriosis, fibroids and Ovarian disease or dysfunction
  • Improves egg quality and circulation to the reproductive organs
  • Determines ovulation and the best time to conceive
  • Secures pregnancy

Chinese Reproductive Medicine’s Role In Assisted Fertility Treatments ( IUI Or IVF):
Follicle quantity and quality improvement; Promotes healthy uterine lining; Fertility cycle stress (physical & emotional) reduction; Strengthens immune system (or regulate if auto-immune conditions appear such as elevated NK assay levels); Increases rate of implantation success; Decreases chance of miscarriage; Semen quality and quantity improvement

Functional Medicine

functionalFunctional medicine is neither conventional nor alternative medicine. It’s a combination of the best elements of both, and it represents the future of medicine.

Functional Medicine is “investigative” and treats symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of the problem which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

Enjoy the benefits of laboratory testing (partial list): Blood chemistry analysis Gut ecology analysis Fit By Design™ Autoimmune profiles: Thyroid function, Adrenal/cortisol rhythms, Food sensitivities, Cardio-metabolic panels

Nutritional Programs

greensThe addition of nutritional counseling to a healing program is an ideal way to further personalize your health care plan. We at the Peninsula Holistic Health Center will design a plan with you that is best for your lifestyle to revitalize your body mind and spirit. Choose what is best for your body and lifestyle and revitalize your body, mind  spirit with a personal nutritional regimen. Fit by Design™—a genetic saliva test offering you your individualized roadmap to optimal metabolism. Living Clean—a 28 day cleansing program with targeted nutritional support. 7-Day Refresh—designed to get you back on track.

Discover Solutions that Support the Highest Level of Your Body’s Core Functions

  • Living Clean—our first line of defense, learning to live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle
  • Skin Nutrition—a review of the dirty dozen chemicals found in common skincare products and how to stop them from disrupting your hormone balance
  • Gut Health—a look at the gut-immune connection why everything is now gluten-free.
  • Thyroid Health—six patterns that won’t show up on your blood test and what markers should be run for a complete thyroid assessment.
  • Autoimmunity—inflammation gone wild and why we all need to be paying attention.
  • Blood Sugar—the “not-so-sweet” truth about sugar, stubborn belly fat, and stress.
  • Cardiovascular Health or Heart Health: the truth about good fats and bad fats, and an overview of your essential fatty acid profile indicating heart and brain health, and level of systemic inflammation

Also available

Skype/phone teleconsulting, Acutron facial treatments, Sound Healing, cooking classes, juice cleanses, detoxification programs, Aromatherapy Essential oils, and Zriya Botanical toxin-free skincare.