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        Lori Gilbert, Licensed Acupuncturist

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Important Note: Lori is no longer in practice until further notice.

Welcome!  Here is an introduction to my acupuncture approach, and answers to frequently asked questions.

With acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and sometimes including dietary supplements and recommendations, I effectively and gently treat pain, stress, allergies, asthma, eczema, IBS, immune disorders, women's health issues, and more.  For allergy and substance sensitivity, I have a specialty in NAET, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique.  NAET is mainly an acupressure technique, and need not use needles (although I prefer to use them, as they can make the treatment stronger.  I do not use needles for NAET on children though unless they desire it.  NAET works just as well without needles.)  So even for the needle-phobic, I have help for you!

In my practice I sometimes incorporate EFT, (Emotional Freedom Techniques) a painless and needle-less acupressure treatment that is especially helpful for emotional traumas, allergies, and dealing with fears and other emotional issues.  It is also wonderful for children or anyone who may be afraid of needles.

I like to spend some quality time with you during your first session, getting to know you and what your goals are, in order to set up a program that will work best for you and your condition.  I can assist you from healing a painful condition, to helping you cope with a chronic condition if that is what is needed,  to assisting you through life-changing events, to making you as healthy as you can be.  I can help with weight management and quitting smoking, too!  

How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been proven to benefit health and well-being, by helping the body's own Qi (or energy flow) to harmonize in balance.  It is said that all pain and disharmony in the body is a rsult of a blocakge in the body's energy system.  When that blockage is removed (through acupuncture and/or acupressure) then the pain is relieved, and the disharmony is balanced.

Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years to help natural healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Modern-day findings have proven its effectiveness in relieving pain and helping treat many diseases. 

I heard acupuncture can help me get off my pain medications--is that true?
Usually, with acupuncture, pain can be managed in a way that lessens the need for pain medications.  Acupuncture can also help relieve side-effects from necessary medications that some patients must take.  With regard to medications prescribed by your physician, I cannot advise you on changing them, but I can help you work with your prescribing doctor on this matter.  Usually doctors don't like to have to prescribe medication for their patients for life, so they are usually willing to help you reduce or change them if you find that the acupuncture is really working for you. 

How many sessions will I need, and how often?
In acute pain conditions, often only three to six acupuncture sessions can get rid of your pain, within 1 to 3 weeks.  With chronic pain conditions however, more sessions and maintenance may be necessary.  Usually for maintenance, one comes in every 2 weeks to once a month.  But this is almost always perferrable to continuous use of NSAIDS (such as ibuprofen and naproxen), steroidal anti-inflammatories (such as Prednisone) or narcotic pain medications (such as Vicodin) with the side-effects and possible dependancy issues they can cause.

For allergies and other conditions, I often advise six or more sessions.  They do not have to be close together,  they can be once a week, sometimes twice, or they can be every other week, once a month, or longer if need be, but results are obtained faster if the patient comes in sooner rather than later.

Payments are due at time of service. Payment by check or cash is preferred. Credit cards/debit cards are processed through PayPal and will be assessed a 3% transaction fee due to the high cost of processing cards.  We are no longer accepting insurance but can provide you with a superbill if requested.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Phone and e-mail:

The NAET and acupuncture clinic is open typically the first three Fridays of each month, and one Saturday per month.  Appointment times are between 9:00am and 4:30 pm.  Please call for appointments.

A note to new patients:
My goal is to help empower you to take charge of your own health when you're not in my office, by giving you tools to use at home for yourself in between treatments and after your course of treatments is finished.  In this way you may maximize your pain relief and health benefits. If you are under the care of another medical practitioner, I can help you work with them for your best benefit.  Feel free to email me or call for questions about your own situation..

Thanks for visiting Gold River Acupuncture's web site--I look forward to meeting you!


Lori Gilbert, L.Ac.

For a little background on acupuncture & Chinese medicine itself:

Acupuncture commonly treats conditions including (but not limited to):

  • - allergies, asthma, & other atopic and skin conditions
  • - arthritis & joint problems
  • - childhood illnesses
  • - pain and stiffness--back, neck, knees, carpal tunnel, sciatica,   etc.
  • - headaches and migraines, dizziness
  • - tendonitis, bursitis, neurological pain/numbness/immobility,      - "phantom" pain
  • - chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus, Crohn's and other                autoimmune  
  •   diseases
  • - kidney and bladder problems
  • - heart problems/palpitations
  • - liver and gallbladder problems
  • - gynecological disorders including menstrual disorders,  menopausal 
  •   discomfort, infertility (male and female), and sexual dysfunction
  • - digestive problems including IBS, constipation,  diarrhea,    heartburn,
  •   indigestion, GERD.
  • - immune system deficiency
  • - viral conditions such as herpes, hepatitis, and HIV
  • - reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • - colds, flu, coughing, bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis
  • - high blood pressure
  • - assisting addiction recovery -- from smoking, alcohol, and  drugs
  •   (even prescription drugs)
  • - helps speed healing of broken bones and other injuries
  • - stress/tension, anxiety & depression

Lori's Bio:

Lori is licensed in acupuncture by the state of California, license number AC9203.  She has been in the health field since 1996, and was licensed in acupuncture after a four-year Master's Degree program in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, CA, in 2003.  She also has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and worked as an analytical chemist for the California Environmental Protection Agency for seven years prior to her acupuncture schooling.  Now she is currently working for the Air Resources Board full-time for the protection of public health and the environment.


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