News & Events
4/15/15 Welcome to our newest acupuncturist Rona Luo!
We are thrilled to welcome Licensed Acupuncturist Rona Luo to the CHEWHS team. Rona is a second generation acupuncturist. Similar to her mother whose New York Chinese Medicine practice specializes in Women’s Health, Rona is skilled in supporting full-gender spectrum reproductive health. She is also passionate about healing mental health, trauma and chronic pain. As a trilingual acupuncturist who speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Rona is glad to join Chinese Hospital.
12/2/13 CHEWHS receives a $12,500 donation
As we enter the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for here at CHEWHS. Of special note is a very generous donation that we recently received from the Leroe Family Charitable Foundation. This donation was facilitated through one of our wonderful patients. After experiencing the healing benefits of acupuncture at CHEWHS, she asked how she could support our non-profit hospital’s mission and help others to gain the same relief and care that she had found. How touched we are to receive this gesture of gratitude and to witness such a beautiful desire to “pay it forward”. We thank all of our patients for their continued feedback, support and referrals!
11/15/13 Taking care of caregivers at On Lok
We were thrilled to be invited to participate in On Lok’s open enrollment fair their employees. On Lok is a wonderful non-profit organization that helps older adults thrive though a variety of healthcare and social programs. While some of the staff professed to be afraid of needles, they were all smiles after getting a free 20-minute de-stressing treatment from one of our wonderful acupuncturists Juliana Kramer, pictured in green above.
9/23/13 CHEWHS expanded clinic hours start
As our patient community continues to grow at a very healthy pace, many patients have been asking us to open longer. We’ve been more than happy to accommodate this request! Starting in the last week of September, we are expanding our clinic hours: opening earlier on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; staying open later on Wednesdays; and opening on Saturdays. We know it can be challenging to fit self-care into your schedule, so we hope our expanded clinic and provider hours will make it a little easier! Nonetheless, we do recommend, if possible, that you pre-book your appointment times in order to reserve your desired time and ensure a regular treatment schedule. Just like with all health-related activities, whether it be exercise, sleep or eating, the more regular you make your acupuncture treatments, the better the results.
9/21/13 CHEWHS supports NICOS Chinatown Community Health Fair
Our newest team member and acupuncturist Merissa Tsang jumped right in and rolled up her sleeves to provide free acupuncture to a seemingly endless stream of Chinese community members attending the NICOS Chinatown Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 21st. Patients lined up with complaints of shoulder pain, neck pain, stiff joints, muscle weakness, and more. Merissa’s trilingual ability allowed her to converse easily with patients speaking English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Meanwhile her acupuncture skills and friendly manner made everyone feel relaxed, rejuvenated and happy. Thank you, Merissa!
9/10/13 CHEWHS co-hosts local “EXPLORE CHINATOWN” fair downtown
The building management of 600 California invited CHEWS to help host a fair highlighting local businesses and organizations in Chinatown. The tenants of the building enjoyed an afternoon of dim sum and vegetarian Chinese food while learning about local health, culture, education and fitness resources found in Chinatown. In celebration of the Autumn Moon Festival, mooncakes–delicious pastries filled with lotus seed paste–were served to all! Many thanks to the building management of 600 California–you clearly value your tenants!
If you are an HR or building manager, and are interested in hosting a similar event at your site, please contact Chelsea Mao at 415.795.8100 or email@example.com.
5/22/13 CHEWHS co-hosts with YaleWomen an evening on Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health
More than a dozen members of the alumni group YaleWomen gathered for an intimate evening lecture and discussion on the applications and benefits of Chinese Medicine for Women’s Health. Dr. Portia Chan Barnblatt offered an overview of Chinese Medicine principles as they relate to helping women maintain healthy physical, mental and emotional health across the many phases of female life. CHEWHS manager Chelsea Mao, an alumni of the Yale School of Public Health, also shared her experience with the process of developing and opening a hospital-operated integrative Chinese Medicine clinic.
5/15/13 Mindfulness and Meditation and Stress Reduction for health providers
Recognizing the need to take care of its providers, One Medical Group invited CHEWHS Manager Chelsea Mao to present a session on mindfulness meditation and stress management for a small group of providers who specialize in women’s health. The providers went through two brief exercises including gentle, mindful movement and a body scan meditation in which they systematically paid attention to various physical sensations. The result? A wonderful sense of relaxed awareness. When pondering how to apply this practice to the challenging schedule of a health provider, they learned that it can take as little as one or two minutes of mindful breathing or stillness to reset and reground themselves.
5/1/13 Sing Tao TV interviews Chinese Hospital East West Health Services
4/29/13 Chinese Hospital’s downtown acupuncture clinic: The point where East meets West
CHEWHS Manager Chelsea Mao shares her story of joining Chinese Hospital and opening East West Health Services in the Saint Ignatius alumni publication GENESIS.
2/14/13 CHEWHS treats dancers from the San Francisco Ballet
On February, 14, 2013, Chinese Hospital East West Health Services signed a contract with the San Francisco Ballet to begin providing acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine services to their dancers. CHEWHS joins a network of ancillary medical providers that support optimal health and performance for dancers through San Francisco Ballet’s unique Dancer Wellness program. Given their rigorous training and performance schedules, dancers benefit greatly from therapeutic modalities which help to relieve musculoskeletal pain, injury and fatigue. The photo above features Cecilia Wong Leung providing acupuncture to prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan.
2/27/13 The San Francisco Chronicle features CHEWHS in the Wednesday Health Section
Following her visit to our clinic in mid-February, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Stephanie Lee highlights the growth of acupuncture in the Bay Area and United States, while presenting a balanced view on the need for further research to define its effectiveness and mechanisms of action. CHEWHS is proud to be amongst the growing number of institutions in the Bay Area that are paving the road toward safe and effective integration between Chinese and Western Medicine.