Sarana Community Acupuncture

affordable acupuncture ($25 - 45 sliding scale) and acupressure massage in a relaxing community space

We offer affordable acupuncture at $25 - 45 sliding scale in a peaceful community space. We also offer affordable acupressure, cupping and Chinese herbs. Our goal is to provide quality care and make it widely-accessible to folks of ordinary incomes. We help create social change by providing relief from pain, suffering, stress and isolation. We envision a world where acupuncture is part of everyday life for people of diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. We are a co-operatively-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a proud member of People's Organization of Community Acupuncture Co-op (

Mission: Our goal is to build community by delivering compassionate care in a comfortable accessible place of rest and refuge. We help create social change by offering relief from pain, suffering, stress and isolation. We envision a world where acupuncture is part of everyday life for people of diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.

[01/03/20]   Schedule changes for TODAY Fri 1/3: Jennifer S and Tatyana are both out, Jenny Lee works 11 am-2:30 pm, and Roxanna is back to cover 2:30-6:30 pm.

[01/02/20]   Last min schedule change for tomorrow (THURS 1/2), due to practitioner Illness: 2-6:30pm, Tatyana is out, Roxanna works! Come see Roxanna, cause she rox! :)

Happy New Year 🥳 Pam’s beautifully hand-drawn 2020 calendars are here at the clinic. We still have a few left, but they’re going fast! Wishing everyone a healthy and stress-free year with lots of acu-naps✨😴
#acunap #communityacupuncture #healthynewyear #2020calendar @ Albany, California

TOMORROW! We are continuing our tradition of starting the new year by offering a gift to our POCA members: free acupuncture treatments! A few appointments are still available, but they are going fast....

If you are a current member of the POCA co-op, you can come in on Wednesday 1/1/20 between 11 am and 4 pm for a FREE acupuncture treatment (appointments required)!

Non-members of POCA are most welcome to come in on this day too, our regular sliding scale fees will apply.

Want to get that free New Year’s Day treatment?

Go to poca and join POCA or renew your lapsed membership! Make sure you forward to us your “welcome to POCA” email after you join!!

POCA membership costs as little as $25 / year, offers many benefits, and allows you to actively support the community acupuncture revolution.

We regularly offer specials for POCA members during the year, including entire months of discounted treatments during membership drives (usually May and October). #pocacoop #pocaclinic #cooperation #acupunctureforeveryone #acunap #healthynewyear

We are in the latest Chinook Book! Get your mobile coupon for 3 Acupuncture Treatments for $60, in 2020 🎊 Happy New Year! Check out / SF Bay Area to get a trial month of hundreds of coupons for Health, Dining, Gifts, and Groceries! Yay !!
#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace #chinookbook #healthydeals #happynewyear2020 #acupuncturelife

Leg cramps? Muscle twitches? Achey sore muscles? Try eating more of these. (+ add in epsom salt bath soaks) — Along with your regular acupuncture, of course!

#musclepain #communityacupuncture #foodasmedicine #acupuncture #holistichealth #albanycalifornia #relaxationstation #naturalmusclerelaxer #magnesiumfoods #magnesium #legcramps #muscletwitch

In memory of Margo Rivera-Weiss

Our community lost someone dear to us last week: Sarana community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Margo Rivera-Weiss on Saturday afternoon, December 14th, 2019.   Margo was a warm, curious and creative soul who will be missed b…

There’s still time to take advantage of our stellar Gift Certificate Sale! Through 12/31/19 at 4pm (closing time that day), give the gift of Acupuncture to someone who hasn’t been here before FOR JUST $15, Or you can also give a gift certificate an established patient in any increment. 🦔 Stop by during clinic hours or call us at 510-526-5056! #bestgiftever

#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #giftcertificatesavailable #lastminuteshopping #giftofselfcare #giftofacupuncture

UPDATED: slight adjustment from our last post.... thanks and may your holidays be stress-free!
#acunaps #communityacupuncture #healthyholidays

Welcome the return of the light with gentle energizing movement this evening - our monthly Qi Gong class with Rae is this evening (Sun 12/22) at 5:30 pm. Drop-in, beginners welcome, suggested donation $10-20, no one turned away for lack of funds. #qigongpractice #communityacupuncture #gentlemovement #healingmovement

TOMORROW! Thurs 12/19 12-2 pm — Join us for the last sound healing session of 2019 with the wonderful Evelie Posch. Get immersed in a peaceful soundscape while you receive acupuncture. Donations for Evelie are welcome. ✨💕 #soundbath #healingsounds #communityacupuncture

The holidays can be stressful and difficult, please take care of yourselves and come on in for some restorative acu-naps. #accessibleacupuncture #communityacupuncture #acunap #healthyholidays #selfcare

Nap together! Our Gift Certificate sale for Initial Acupuncture Is still going on, through the end of the month! $15 for 1st Appt at our sweet community acupuncture clinic, in Albany CA!
🦔To purchase: drop by and pick one up along with a colorful envelope OR call us at 510-526-5056
NOTE: we also offer gift certificates in any increment!

#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace #giftcertificate #giftideas🎁 #nap

When you come to our clinic, most often you won’t be poked on the soles of your feet. But sometimes, such as if you have an eye issue, we might ask if you are up to trying it out! Most patients who have had these points say it is no biggie to have it needled, but that it can heed great results.
In the Master Tung system of points (a system we use a lot in our clinic), there are many points on the feet. Today we want to highlight a set of four points called “Flower Bone One”. FB1 is a set of 4 points on the sole of the foot, between the bones of the 1st/2nd toes, classically used for eye issues including inflammation, tearing, light sensitivity, and pain.
A few of the eye issues we have treated in our clinic with good results, using this set of points:
– Macular degeneration
– Eye infection
– Vision loss
– Glaucoma
– Excessive tearing
If you have an eye condition, and are up for trying these points, let us know at your next Acupuncture appointment!
Image via @centerforeastasianmedicine
#albanycalifornia #eyes #eyedisease #mastertung
#communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace #

December sales at Sarana! ☃️⤵️
🦔Our healthy holiday Acu-pack SALE: 5 acupuncture treatments for $110!
Stock up to stay healthy through the winter season and get some gift acu-packs for your loved ones — give them relaxation and relief this holiday season!
•Available to buy ONLY Monday 12.9.19 through Sunday 12.15.19
•Maximum of ONE 5-treatment acu-pack per person
•No expiration date once purchased
•Available to buy for yourself or as gifts for others; we have gift certificates!
•No other discounts and/or specials apply
•Purchase in person or by calling 510.526.5056 during our normal business hours with a credit card. (Please do not leave credit card information on our voicemail.)
🦔 $15 Holiday Sale Gift Certificate
All initial acupuncture visit gift certificates are only $15 through 12/31/19!
Shop locally, avoid crowded malls and stores, and introduce your loved ones to the benefits of community acupuncture!
Gift certificates for any of our other services are available at our usual low rates. We have cute colorful envelopes too 🙂
🦔#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace
#giftcertificates #giftofacupuncture #healthyholiday #healthyholidays #holidaysales

THIS AFTERNOON! Evelie will be in the clinic offering healing sounds 2-4 pm, we still have appointments available! Come on in and take a rainy day acu-nap enhanced by a powerful and uplifting soundscape....😴🌧✨ #soundhealing #acusnooze #communityacupuncture

Today! Today! Today is Giving Tuesday / Giving Snooze-day!!
DONATION LINK on our page!
We are calling it GivingSnoozeday 🙂 because your donations on this day will help us offer more affordable, relaxing acu-naps to more folks in our community!
⭐ ALL donations made directly through our page between 5:00 am and 11:59 pm PST on 12/3/19 will be matched by Facebook dollar for dollar ⭐
There will be no processing fees charged when we receive donations this way.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to double your support and help us reach our goal of $500 in donations for the day!
If you are planning to make end-of-year tax-deductible contributions, please take time to donate on 12/3/19 and Sarana will benefit twice as much!

#givingtuesday #givingsnoozeday #albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace #ipreview via

TOMORROW! Matched donations through Facebook on #GivingTuesday!

🦔December 3, 2019 is known as GivingTuesday, a global movement of generosity and supporting charitable organizations. We are calling it GivingSnoozeday 🙂 because your donations on this day will help us offer more affordable, relaxing acu-naps to more folks!
⭐ ALL donations made directly through our page between 5:00 am and 11:59 pm PST on 12/3/19 will be matched by Facebook dollar for dollar ⭐
There will be no processing fees charged when we receive donations this way!!

#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement
#givingtuesday #givingsnoozeday
#mindbodyspirit #meditationspace #ipreview via

[12/02/19]   Last minute schedule change today (Mon): Ines is out; Jen works 9:30-3pm & Joyce works her normal hours 3-6:30pm.
Get well soon Ines!

#givingtuesday is coming! Facebook is matching donations in 12/3, mark your calendars!
We call ours Giving Snooze-day because your donation helps us offer reduced fee Acupuncture to those who can not afford our regular sliding scale. Give a snooze on Dec 3! Link to our FB fundraiser is in our bio! Or go to
#albanycalifornia #pocaclinic #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace #bestofalbany2019 #herbalmedicine #chineseherbalmedicine #chinesemedicine #herbsforhealth #ipreview via

It’s #smallbusinesssaturday and we are kicking off our holiday gift certificate sale! Our initial acupuncture visit gift certificates are just $15 through the end of the year 🎁🎉☃️🌲
Shop locally, and give your friends and family the stress and pain relieving benefits of community acupuncture. Gift certificates for all other services (or just dollar amounts) are available at our usual low rates. #acunapsforeveryone #communityacupuncture #giftofrelaxation #shoplocal

Bring it on in for your rainy acu-nap this afternoon/evening.
Thanks to @napaacupuncturepractice for the sweet cat nap meme

#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #meditationspace

We will be open most of the holiday weekend 🥧🍽. If you are hosting visitors, feel free to bring them in for a rejuvenating acu-nap! Please remember that a pre-booked appointment is required for all initial visits. #communityacupuncture #healthyholidays #acunap #affordableacupuncture

TODAY 12-2 pm, sound healing session with Evelie while you receive acupuncture. Some appointment spots still available!
#healingsounds #soundbath #acunap #acupunctureworks #communityacupuncture

SOUP’S ON! Get your Sarana Soup Mix today, $4/bag (4-6 servings)!These herbs can be used for general wellness, energy boosting, immunity, digestive help, and mood support. Check out some of these ingredients:
🌿 astragalus and ganoderma boost energy and immunity
🌿 lotus seed and longan promote a calming mind
🌿goji berries nourish the blood and help the eyes
🌿 polygonatum restores moisture and supports the lungs.
Come in for your bag today and get a sweet treatment too! Your mind and body will thank you 😌
#albanycalifornia #communityacupuncture #acupunctureworks #slidingscale #naturalmedicine #selfcare #napsrule #relaxationstation #stressmanagement #mindbodyspirit #herbalmedicine #chineseherbalmedicine #chinesemedicine #herbsforhealth #herbalist

[11/18/19]   Attention: SEAN is out this week! If you are scheduled with Sean on Tue or Wed (9:30-2pm), look for an appt change in your email, as Carolyn Mayo is covering his shifts. Thank you!

Today (Sunday) 11/17, Sean is out. Tatyana works 10-1Pm, Athene works 1-4pm. See you soon!

[11/15/19]   Last minute schedule change for tomorrow, Fri 11/15: Jen S is out, Pam works until 2 pm, Tatyana starts at 2 pm 🦔

Chinese Medicine tells us that living according to the seasonal flow will maintain health and promote longevity. In the Summer, we work hard and play hard and enjoy all the extra hours of the day. Now that it is Fall, we are lead to sleep a bit more and restore ourselves after the busier, warmer months.

Autumn’s element is METAL. The organ systems that fall into the metal category are the Lungs and the Large intestine.

The lungs are in charge of the skin and their primary emotion is grief. To support the Lung system, try breathing exercises such as Qi gong or meditation. This can help strengthen the lungs as well as balance emotions. The Lungs are considered the most vulnerable organ to external invasion, which we know in the West as ‘colds and flus’. Wear a scarf and cover the back of the neck, where the cold air is known to invade. Staying hydrated is important this time of year as the air is dryer and that can lead to dry skin, lips, scalp, and mucous membranes. Pears are in season, and their skins are great at moistening dryness. Eat the fruit whole, or peel the skins and use to make a tea.

If you are prone to digestive sluggishness, make sure to keep your water intake up during the Fall months. The large intestine is in charge of “letting go” of what doesn’t serve us, whether that be waste or toxins that can hinder immunity, as well as old ideas and practices. It’s also time to let go of the excesses of Summer. As part of turning our focus inward, try making a list of priorities for the season, and let go of unnecessary projects, grudges, and tasks.

Warm, cooked foods aid in digestion and support us through the colder months. Try roasted root vegetables with pungent flavors like garlic, onions, and ginger.

Acupuncture is a perfect tool to support ourselves through each season. Immunity, digestion, and emotional balance are just a few of the systems that Acupuncture can support. While you are here, pick up some of our wellness soup mix, to add to your favorite soup recipe.

It’s beginning to feel positively autumnal out there! 🍂🍁🐿 Start your weekend with a lovely afternoon acu-nap – we have openings today 😴. And we are open regular hours on Monday 11/11, Veterans Day. #seasonalhealth #communityacupuncture #relaxandunwind

Tomorrow, Wed 11//6!
Another sound healing session with Evelie Posch 2-4 pm, while folks receive acupuncture. We have some openings still available during the 2nd hour. #healingsounds #singingbowls #communityacupuncture

#Repost @anxiety_wellbeing 😻
🎨@positivelypresent 😊
✒@anxiety_wellbeing 🌱
They all do 😊 so how?
More time focused on self improvement, reducing anxiety. Becoming aware of how you SPEND your time so that you can notice a cause of stress & start INVESTING in you. X #anxietyprevention
Less stress about havinv no time, rushing. Questioning & feeling guilty because you know you've gone and fine it agsin ; picked up the phone telling yourself 'just 30 minutes' the time goes by & it's been... oh flip!
When you spend less time on your phone an invest more time in self organisation, your head will feel clearer, feel more in control. My favorite saying is. 'Fail to prepare is preparing to fail' I've neber been proven wrong.
The stress of being unprepared is a big reason for anxiety for me. It adds to thoughts like 'i can't do this' & it's not bevsuse I can't but because I feel unprepared.
Less phone, more the for a slow down bedtime routine. Less thoughts before going to bed, in the calm zone not in the last minute scroll? Then feeling bad about it, the consumer with thoughts. Can't blooming sleep now. Plus a good night sleep will help heal from your day. Relax....
If you have constant stream of subliminal publicity all aimed at showing you, you NEED to DO this. & focus on the other wellbeing activity, you will find it easier to focus on you & not what you are not; Perfect, sucked in, constantly smiling, a normal size, with a regular income. You know a human & not an advert. Self love. You are already perfect. Just being you.
Doing a combination of all for yourself is a treat for your overall wellbeing & emotional health & it starts with becoming aware of how you SPEND your time.
Speak nicely to yourself
When you catch yourself 🤳* normal*
take a breath
Do not negotiate with yourself 'That's enought'
'Put the phone away'
'What could I do with this time?'
'Spend it or invest it?'
Whadayathink? 😎😎
#anxiety #anxietycoach #copingskills
#recovery #selfcare #se

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Albany, CA

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Monday 09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:30
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Friday 09:30 - 18:30
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00
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