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1263 E. Arques Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.


To cancel an appointment, please call 408-530-2900 no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment.


Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Department of Acupuncture currently offers treatments to patients with a diagnosis of Chronic Pain or for relief of Nausea/vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called Qi(say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.

Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your Qi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence Qi and help it flow back into balance.

Acupuncture is done by inserting very thin sterile acupuncture needles into the skin/muscle at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow.

Acupuncture is one procedure offered for patients experiencing chronic pain. Long-term chronic pain may be resistant to many traditional medical treatments and can be physically and mentally debilitating. If you are referred to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Acupuncture is one procedure you and your provider here may consider. It is important to know that this is only one care modality for chronic pain and is a part of a more thorough treatment plan. It is not intended to be the sole care modality.