rebecca cates acupuncture and herbal medicine

Rebecca is one of the best, and I've worked with many. As background, I have incorporated acupuncture into my lifestyle for the last 10 years.

I was initially seeing an acupuncturist to address a weakened immune system due to an aggressive bout with mononucleosis. I emerged from those treatments with more energy and strength than I had ever known.

Since that time, I have moved cities multiple times and have had the challenge of finding a new practitioner every time I relocate. I have found that each practitioner has had a different approach to their work. Based on this experience I have never been willing to settle for the first practitioner I meet when I arrive in a new city. I meet with several people, engage in one or more sessions, and determine whether or not there is a fit.

I found Rebecca almost two years ago, and can honestly say she is one of the best I have ever worked with. Rebecca's practice is aggressive and targeted in its treatment -- delivering immediate results. Yet her sessions are also infused with compassion and empathy as she works with you to achieve the specific outcomes you are striving for.

Julie F.

I have been seeing Rebecca for many years mostly for massage. Recently I had a car accident and started getting regular acupuncture treatments combined with massage. She has really helped in my healing process. Rebecca explains what she is doing as she goes along and is always able to answer my questions and quell my fears. I look forward to my visits and the way I feel when I leave.

Lisa C., review courtesy of

Rebecca is one of those rare people who can effortlessly balance work and play. She brings a deep sense of interest and insight to daily practices such as taking good care of yourself or healing from a specific ailment. She has a lovely office and can turn you on to all kinds of exotic healing agents appropriate to your needs. She gave me an acupuncture treatment, a massage and a killer quinoa recipe.

Amy J., review courtesy of

Rebecca is great. She explains everything very clearly and has great intuition about how chi moves and changes. Since I've been seeing her, my liver has become way less cranky.

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New Oakland Location
Starting Feb.29, 2016


1210 Powell St.

Oakland, CA 94608


1 block from Emeryville border


Appointments available: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.