Sydney Malawer, L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Japanese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Berkeley, CA
In-Person Sessions
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (1)
Sydney is absolutely amazing. She's an incredible listener and compassionate practitioner. I came in for shoulder pain after not being able to turn left for 6 months. Not only is my neck/shoulder pain-free, but now we're working on my chronic reflux and plantar fasciitis pain. My foot is the best it has felt in a decade. I literally used to walk to my car at the end of a work day in tears due to the pain. I tried seeing a podiatrist, steroid shots, PT...nothing compares to the results I've had with Sydney. She has a big toolkit and caters every treatment to what my body needs that day. Go see her!

License, Credentials & Experience

Sydney has been helping people for 3 years
MS in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College – Berkeley (AIMC)
Licensed Acupuncturist
California Department of Consumer Affairs Acupuncture Board , #18835

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Initial Telehealth Intake & Consultation
In-depth intake focused on your chief complaint. Treatment may include herbal prescription*, nutritional guidance, guided acupressure and self-moxibustion*, and/or self-cupping depending on the condition and what is needed for effective treatment. Acupressure & moxibustion supplies along with herbal prescriptions will be drop-shipped to you or available for pickup at Westbrae Acupuncture & Wellness. *Cost of herbal prescription or other take-home products is not included in the consultation fee*
75 Minutes   •   $160

Initial Acupuncture Intake & Treatment
Thorough intake of your health history followed by treatment. Treatment may include acupuncture, contact needling, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, tuina, and/or herbal consultation, depending on the condition and what is needed for effective treatment. *Cost of herbal prescription or other take-home products is not included in the consultation fee*
75 Minutes   •   $175

Free Phone Consultation
Curious if working with me is the right fit for you and your health goals? Schedule a 15 minute phone consultation at no cost to you. If I am not the right fit, I will refer you to a practitioner that can better meet your needs.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Endorsements

High Cholesterol
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Practice Locations & Hours


Berkeley
1283 Gilman St, Berkeley CA 94706, United States
Mon: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn More About Sydney Malawer, L.Ac.

About me

I am a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the Bay Area. The style I practice is Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, which is a style known for its gentle needling and non-insertive techniques such as massage and moxibustion (the burning of mugwort wool near the skin). Along with my private practice I am a guest lecturer at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College of Berkeley and volunteer at the Charlotte Maxwell Integrative Cancer Care Center serving low-income women with cancer.

My Philosophy of Care

The best way to sum up my philosophy of care is by likening my role to that of a gardener - through acupuncture and herbal medicine I help to tend to the weeds, advise how to enrichen the soil and how much water and sunlight is needed, and at the end of the day it's the garden's job to grow. On any given week you have one hour with me and 167 without, so my goal is to help you optimize your time outside of treatment to help you reach your health goals sustainably.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

On your first visit we will do an in-depth intake based on your initial intake form - I will ask many questions that are seemingly unrelated but in the end they paint a full picture of what may be contributing to your dis-ease. From there I will check your pulse, abdomen, and tongue then perform a treatment based on findings and progress. At the end of the treatment we will design a treatment plan that fits your health goals, lifestyle, and budget.

My Inspiration

I believe in a world where no one is limited by their circumstances, especially not their health. By helping others along their path to health I am contributing to a world where everyone has an opportunity to thrive without limits.


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Out of Network
Languages
English
Spanish

Sydney Malawer Reviews

5.0 of 5 (1)
Sydney is absolutely amazing. She's an incredible listener and compassionate practitioner. I came in for shoulder pain after not being able to turn left for 6 months. Not only is my neck/shoulder pain-free, but now we're working on my chronic reflux and plantar fasciitis pain. My foot is the best it has felt in a decade. I literally used to walk to my car at the end of a work day in tears due to the pain. I tried seeing a podiatrist, steroid shots, PT...nothing compares to the results I've had with Sydney. She has a big toolkit and caters every treatment to what my body needs that day. Go see her!





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