December Pediatric Clinic
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

December Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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Infant Massage Class
Dec
4
10:30 AM10:30

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage is a wonderful way to connect with your baby through hands-on touch.  In this class you will learn a variety of massage techniques, how to adapt your massage to different moods and environments, and acupressure points for specific ailments.  We will also discuss the many benefits of infant massage for your baby's development and the tradition of infant massage across cultures.   

To register please email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633

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Life After Birth: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Year of Parenthood
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Life After Birth: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Year of Parenthood

You’ve made it through birth! Now what? This class gives you all the tools you need to transition to parenthood as gracefully as possible.

A few of the topics we will cover:

  • Healing after vaginal birth or c-section
  • Supporting and encouraging breastfeeding
  • Common newborn challenges 
  • Juggling newborn care with household routines
  • Adjusting to changing relationship dynamics
  • Mobilizing your support network to provide the help you need
  • Preparing to go back to work- or not!

Brought to you by Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. & Roxy Bahar, PhD

$75 per couple/support pair; $45 per person

Email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633 for more information.  To register visit www.lovingarmschildbirthservices.com/register

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November Pediatric Clinic
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

November Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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October Pediatric Clinic
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

October Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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Infant Massage Class
Oct
9
10:30 AM10:30

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage is a wonderful way to connect with your baby through hands-on touch.  In this class you will learn a variety of massage techniques, how to adapt your massage to different moods and environments, and acupressure points for specific ailments.  We will also discuss the many benefits of infant massage for your baby's development and the tradition of infant massage across cultures.   

To register please email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633

Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

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Life After Birth: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Year of Parenthood
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Life After Birth: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Year of Parenthood

  • East Bay Lactation Associates (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’ve made it through birth! Now what? This class gives you all the tools you need to transition to parenthood as gracefully as possible.

A few of the topics we will cover:

  • Healing after vaginal birth or c-section
  • Supporting and encouraging breastfeeding
  • Common newborn challenges 
  • Juggling newborn care with household routines
  • Adjusting to changing relationship dynamics
  • Mobilizing your support network to provide the help you need
  • Preparing to go back to work- or not!

Brought to you by Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. & Roxy Bahar, PhD

$75 per couple/support pair; $45 per person

Email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633 for more information.  To register visit www.lovingarmschildbirthservices.com/register

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September Pediatric Clinic
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

September Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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August Pediatric Clinic
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

August Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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Infant Massage Class
Aug
14
10:30 AM10:30

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage is a wonderful way to connect with your baby through hands-on touch.  In this class you will learn a variety of massage techniques, how to adapt your massage to different moods and environments, and acupressure points for specific ailments.  We will also discuss the many benefits of infant massage for your baby's development and the tradition of infant massage across cultures.   

To register please email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633

Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

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July Pediatric Clinic
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

July Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM. 

Photo credit: Unsplash

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June Pediatric Clinic
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

June Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-12PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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Infant Massage Class
Jun
5
10:30 AM10:30

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage is a wonderful way to connect with your baby through hands-on touch.  In this class you will learn a variety of massage techniques, how to adapt your massage to different moods and environments, and acupressure points for specific ailments.  We will also discuss the many benefits of infant massage for your baby's development and the tradition of infant massage across cultures.   

To register please email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633

Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

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May Pediatric Clinic
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

May Pediatric Clinic

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-12PM.

Photo credit: Unsplash

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Life After Birth: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Year of Parenthood
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Life After Birth: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Year of Parenthood

You’ve made it through birth! Now what? This class gives you all the tools you need to transition to parenthood as gracefully as possible.

A few of the topics we will cover:

  • Healing after vaginal birth or c-section
  • Supporting and encouraging breastfeeding
  • Common newborn challenges 
  • Juggling newborn care with household routines
  • Adjusting to changing relationship dynamics
  • Mobilizing your support network to provide the help you need
  • Preparing to go back to work- or not!

Brought to you by Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. & Roxy Bahar, PhD

$75 per couple/support pair; $45 per person

Email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633 for more information.  To register visit www.lovingarmschildbirthservices.com/register

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April Pediatric Clinic- Guest Practitioner Kylie Walsh, Osteopath
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

April Pediatric Clinic- Guest Practitioner Kylie Walsh, Osteopath

At Grow Family Acupuncture we hold monthly pediatric massage clinics to keep your kids healthy with our immune-boosting shonishin treatments. Shonishin is the Japanese practice of meridian massage. These treatments involve NO NEEDLES. Points and areas of the body are stimulated with massage, tapping, and contact needles. Children usually love it and it helps keep them feeling good year-round. We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Our goal is to keep this clinic affordable for everyone. The suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. It is usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 9AM-12PM.  Photo credit: Unsplash

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Infant Massage Class
Apr
10
10:30 AM10:30

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage is a wonderful way to connect with your baby through hands-on touch.  In this class you will learn a variety of massage techniques, how to adapt your massage to different moods and environments, and acupressure points for specific ailments.  We will also discuss the many benefits of infant massage for your baby's development and the tradition of infant massage across cultures.   

To register please email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633

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March Pediatric Clinic
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

March Pediatric Clinic

Please join us for our pediatric clinic this Saturday March 24th from 9AM-1PM.  Treatments are for children of all ages and the suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Shonishin is a form of pediatric meridian massage.  NO NEEDLES are used!  It is a great way to boost the immune-system and maintain health.  We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Please email me directly or call/text 510-684-8633 to make on appt.  Drops-in are also welcome, but an appointment is the best way to avoid a wait time.  

Hope to see you Saturday,

Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. and your team at Grow Family Acupuncture

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February Pediatric Clinic
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

February Pediatric Clinic

Please join us for our pediatric clinic this Saturday February 17th from 9AM-1PM.  Spring is in the air and now is a great time to promote health and fight allergies.  Treatments are for children of all ages and the suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Shonishin is a form of pediatric meridian massage.  NO NEEDLES are used!  It is a great way to boost the immune-system and maintain health.  We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Please email me directly or call/text 510-684-8633 to make on appt.  Drops-in are also welcome, but an appointment is the best way to avoid a wait time.  

Hope to see you Saturday,

Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. and your team at Grow Family Acupuncture

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January Pediatric Clinic
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

January Pediatric Clinic

Please join us for our first pediatric clinic of the year on January, 20th from 9AM-12PM.  There are lots of colds going around right now and this is a great way to help your children stay healthy and recover from sickness faster.  Treatments are for children of all ages and the suggested donation is $30 but no one is turned away for lack of funds.  

Shonishin is a great way to boost the immune-system and maintain health.  We also treat minor conditions such as eczema, allergies, cough and colds, constipation, colic, reflux, ear infections, bed-wetting, sleep issues, emotional balancing.

Please email me directly at rachelalkrelac@gmail.com or call/text 510-684-8633 to make on appt.  Drops-in are also welcome, but an appointment is the best way to avoid a wait time.

Hope to see you Saturday,

Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. and your team at Grow Family Acupuncture

Photo by Jose Ibarra on Unsplash

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Infant Massage Class
Jan
16
11:00 AM11:00

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage is a wonderful way to connect with your baby through hands-on touch.  In this class you will learn a variety of massage techniques, how to adapt your massage to different moods and environments, and acupressure points for specific ailments.  We will also discuss the many benefits of infant massage for your baby's development and the tradition of infant massage across cultures.   

To register please email rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call 510-684-8633

Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Life After Birth: Postpartum Care for Moms

  • Pacifica Family Maternity Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The postpartum period can be a tumultuous time, filled with joy and wonder, as well as fear and frustration.

This class takes a closer look at what happens after the baby arrives: what your body will go through, what types of support a breastfeeding mom needs, what challenges may arise, how to juggle newborn care with household routines, how to mobilize your support network, how to adjusting to changing relationship dynamics, and how to prepare to go back to work – or not!

This is the class we wish we'd taken before we became mothers. We offer it to you in hopes that it will make life a little easier in the months to come. Please join us on September 23rd from 1-4pm at Pacifica Maternity and Family Center, and we promise, when the time comes, you'll be glad you did.

Cost: $75 per couple/support pair; $45 per person

Brought to you by Rachel Alkire, L.Ac. (www.growfamilyacupuncture.com) and Roxy Bahar, PhD (www.betterbitheastbay.com)

For more information or to register, please email betterbirthclasses@gmail.com

Please share the flyer below with others who may be interested!

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Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Open House

Now that our new office is settled, we are excited to be holding our first open house. Come on by for a cup of herbal bone broth from our broth bar and a free chair massage! Join our mailing list and be entered into a raffle for a free acupuncture treatment, massage, or private yoga session. We will also have balloons and wildflower seeds for the kids. There's something for everyone so please stop by 1225-C Solano Ave in Albany and say hello!

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

November Pediatric Clinic

Individualized treatments without needle insertion for children of all ages. Shonishin is a great way to boost the immune system and maintain health. We can also work with minor ailments such as digestive issues, emotional regulation, allergies, coughs and colds, eczema, ear infections, and more.

Suggested Donation: $30 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Scheduling: Email Rachel rachelalkirelac@gmail.com or call/text 510-684-8633 to make an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome, but an appointment is the best way to avoid a wait time.

About Shonishin

Shonishin is a Japanese-based technique of meridian massage, which involves stroking along energy pathways, tapping specific beneficial acu-points, and using teishin or contact needles to stimulate points that are individually selected to support each child in the best way possible. No needles are inserted into the skin.

Monthly visits are a great way to maintain health, boost immunity, and ensure smooth and strong energy flow as our children grow and develop. We can also work with specific ailments through shonishin including colic and digestive upset, constipation, allergies, asthma, eczema, common cold, teething discomfort, ear infections, bedwetting, emotional and behavioral challenges, and much more.

About the Monthly Clinic

Our children's clinic is offered one Saturday a month from 10am-1pm. Next month's clinic with be on December 15th.

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