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Fall and spring are great times to do a purification program.  Fall is the season of the lung and large intestine and the time to let go of that which you no longer need or want.  Spring is the season of the liver and gall bladder.  It is about growth, renewal and expansion.  However, this type of cleanse can really be done anytime of the year by modifying the types of fruits and vegetables that you eat. By purifying and detoxifying your body, you can maintain a healthy weight, change old eating patterns and remove stored toxins from your body while increasing energy and vitality.  It is also possible to re-set your metabolism and restore healthy blood sugar levels. Our three week program incorpates high quality nutritional supplements and nutrient-rich whole foods to help your body to detoxify safely and restore optimal health.

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Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is a comprehensive system of health care that originated over 5,000 years ago. Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, bodywork, nutrition and exercise. These therapies work with the natural vital energy inherent within all living beings to promote the body’s ability to heal itself.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health results from a harmonious balance between the complementary extremes (yin and yang) of a vital energy known as "qi". Qi is believed to circulate through twelve energy channels known as meridians in the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins.
There are over 350 acupuncture points along the meridians. Each point has an effect on the vital energy running through it.  Acupuncturists insert thin sterile needles into specific points along the meridians to help restore the flow of qi and balance in the body.


Why indie?

  • I – Inspired: We feel inspired to explore new ways of helping people. We want our patients to feel inspired about their lives and actively engaged in their own journeys.
  • N-Non-traditional: Although Chinese Medicine has been around for centuries, it is still seen as some what alternative in the west. Non-traditional thinking lends flexibility and a willingness to travel into new territory.
  • D-Determined: Having a certain amount of determination is crucial to creating the life you want. Determination helps us to achieve our goals and to live fuller, more satisfying lives.
  • I-Innovative: By exploring new possibilities, we are creating and opening to new opportunities and the chance to fulfill our dreams. We love to think outside of the box.
  • E-Empowered: We believe that every person already has and abundance of health and joy within them. Our mission is to help uncover, restore and expand the dynamic, sparkling and alive person that is you!


Indie Acupuncture
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Our goal at indie acupuncture is to provide you with the support and knowledge you need to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.   Our work encompasses a broad range of therapeutic tools that both access and facilitate your recovery to vibrancy and optimum health.  From acupuncture, motor point therapy  and herbs to nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, we create a personal and customized treatment plan for each individual.    With years of clinical experience and expertise, we strive to provide quality and transformative health care in a serene an compassionate setting.




Motor Point Therapy

Sports Acupuncture

Whether an injury is old or new, from acute trauma, over strain, repetitive use or daily life activities, motor point therapy can help to restore muscle balance so that you can get back out there and do what you love.  When a muscle is sore, over strained or painful, there are often tight palpable knots within it.  These points can refer to other areas of the body and are called motor points.   Thin sterile acupuncture needles are placed in these points to help release tension and improve muscle function.

Motor point therapy treats a wide range of musculo-skeletal issues ranging from pulled/torn hamstrings to tennis elbow, to sciatica, hip and back pain, achilles tendinitis, tension headaches, neck pain, TMJ, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, plantar fascitis and much more.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial AcupunctureCosmetic Acupuncture

What is it?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a safe, non-surgical method to reduce the signs of aging from within. Acupuncture helps promote the circulation of Qi (energy) and blood in the face and body. It can help you to look and feel younger, as well as improve the shape, color and texture of your face. This series of treatments can stimulate collagen production, enhance circulation and elasticity, improve muscle tone and give you a healthy radiant complexion.

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Facial AcupunctureLisa Zeppegno, L.Ac.

Lisa Zeppegno uses a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each individual. Lisa uses a delicate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, muscle testing, palpation of points and meridians, medical history and other signs and symptoms to create an inclusive diagnosis and treatment plan.
Lisa graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000. She studied acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and Tui Na massage. She is accredited and licensed both statewide and nationally.
She has studied Acupuncture Sports Medicine with renowned teachers such as Matt Callison, L.Ac., John Steinke, L.Ac., Whit Reeves, L.Ac., and Richard Tan, OMD.
Lisa has trained with Dan Newell and Don Lawson in muscle testing and nutrition. She is also trained and certified in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture. Lisa has studied women's health and fertility with notable teachers such as Lifang Liang, author of Acupuncture & IVF.








Lisa Zepeggno's Blog

I am an acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Oakland,  California.   I set out in writing this blog to share some of my own thoughts and experiences.  I also wanted to answer some of the questions that patients have asked me over  the years.  My goal is to share some valuable information about health and wellness in a fun and spontaneous way.  I hope to inspire myself and others to live life more fully and to approach the world with a sense of wonderment and ease. Read more


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Food for Thought

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon


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