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Optimize Health with Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Hi, I am Shih Hao Ho, LAc. founder of Meridian Acupuncture & Herb Clinic.

I specialize in sports acupuncture, oncology acupuncture, stress and pain management.

My mission is to help you heal faster, feel better, and live a fuller life.

How to Use Insurance for Acupuncture

Effective in May 2019, I will start accepting insurance, so I can make my service more accessible to more people.

In California, acupuncture is considered to be a part of primary care, so it is covered by almost but the cheapest health insurance policies.

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Have needles will travel for house calls in San Francisco or Walnut Creek areas

I remember this French movie I saw one time, where it depicted a doctor making a house call.  As an American, seeing a doctor making house calls seems strange…

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  • I was suffering from pain in my wrist for weeks until I found Shih Hao Ho and got treated by him. He is an excellent listener, his presence is very calming and he has a deep knowledge of acupuncture and the human body, which makes him a very effective healer. I recommend him to anyone with chronic pain.
    –  Sophie-Charlotte M.5/2014

  • I was plagued by constant headaches and dizzy spells for many, many months. I received a CT scan, had multiple blood work done and visited several doctors to find out what was wrong with me, but no no avail – everything appeared normal and no one could provide me any explanation or assistance. I described my symptoms to Shih Hao Ho and I saw IMMEDIATE results. He changed my life and I will be forever indebted to him for what he has done for me. Before I met Shih Hao, not a day went by where I wasn’t in pain and misery. Because of him I no longer experience these debilitating headaches and I am able to function normally again and live a happier and healthier life. I still continue going to acupuncture with him about once a week and I can honestly say it is probably one of the main highlights of my week each and every time. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to better their lives and overall physical and mental health. Thank you again Shih Hao, once again I would like to reiterate that you have truly changed my life.
    Adam R., 11/2014 

  • I suffered from chronic low back pain for several years before seeing Shih Hao. Western medicine offered me no relief and doctors were starting to talk about steroids. Not wanting to harm my body with the injection of chemicals or taking other drastic actions I thought I would give acupuncture a try. After a series of treatments by Shih Hao the pain has, seemingly like magic, disappeared. I have been pain free for 9 months now. I don’t fully understand how Chinese medicine works and started the treatments not expecting a lot, but the results speak for themselves. Shih Hao is very professional and really takes his time in the diagnosis phase to make sure he really understands your issues. He has a genuine interest in healing and it shows.
    Gary M., 2/2015 

  • I decided to give Meridian a try because a friend had good experience there. I have been having really sore back from playing too much (if that is even possible) golf. I tried chiropractic adjustment but wasn’t too impressed with the results, so I thought acupuncture would be the next. I had acupuncture before, so it’s nothing new, just a matter of finding someone good. Well, I am happy to report that my back is considerably better although not completely 100%, which is totally understandable.Shih Hao  is one of the best acupuncturists I have ever used; he is very integrated (biomedical and traditional) and he has very good bedside manner and communication skills. I also got more thorough treatments than expected. So higher costs but higher value too.
    Remy H., 2/2016 

  • What first attracted me to Shih Hao‘s practice was his holistic approach to treatment, because he is not just treating the patient’s symptoms (chronic or acute) but the patient’s whole body. As a holistic public health practitioner, I do know for sure the efficiency and necessity of the holistic approach in healthcare. I had my first acupuncture treatment with Shih Hao, which was informative, enjoyable, soothing and very healing. So I am sure you’ll have a similar experience whether you’re a first-timer or you’re already familiar with acupuncture treatments. At the end of my first session with Shih Hao, I realized he has a gift for doing this work. So I am always excited to book the next appointment, whenever my body requires it!
    Jan 7, 2016 by Yves A

  • I had the opportunity to have Shih Hao give me an acupuncture session for a stiff neck . I found him to be very thorough, knowledgeable and attentive. I only had time for one session with him as I do not live in the same city, but I would highly recommend that you book an appointment with him to see for yourself. He truly is a very kind and caring practitioner who wants the best for you.
    Wendy W.12/2015


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