Path to Wellness

Chinese Medicine theory states that when we harmonize our unique constitutions with the environment around us, we are healthy. Achieving that balance takes careful observation and some work. To support that effort, we offer Acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Integrative  Medicine.

Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive medical system that works to bring all parts of the self into balance. Mary Lynn uses many branches of Chinese Medicine —acupuncture, massage, cupping, topical and internal herbs as well as dietary, lifestyle, and exercise counseling . She also uses homeopathy and Frequency Specific Microcurrent to gently assist healing.

Tai Chi Chuan

Mary Lynn has practiced martial arts and tai chi for more than 30 years. She teaches Yang style Tai Chi Chuan in Albany and Oakland on Tuesday and Thursdays. Through the practice of the form, there is increased micro-circulation and the development of  stronger qi/energy. Her students report a sense of calm focus, increased strength, balance, and fun.

Functional Medicine

Mary Lynn integrates Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, utilizing Western anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and  Western  physical exams to enhance  her Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment plans.

Western Medicine’s version of a whole system approach is called Functional Medicine. Like Chinese Medicine, Functional Medicine practitioners  consider the whole person in their diagnosis and treatment approach, while utilizing science-based testing and treatments to help balance health.

About Dr. Mary Lynn Morales

Mary Lynn has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from UC Santa Barbara, a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM in San Francisco, and a doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine from AIMC in Berkeley. She has a background in manual therapy and martial arts including jin shin do, tui na, medical qigong, and Hendrickson Method for pain relief and injury healing. She is a dedicated martial artist. In addition to her tai chi studies, she holds a black belt in  Kajukenbo kung fu,  and she competes and serves as a  tournament judge. She is also an avid plant nerd and gardener.

Hours & Locations

Acupuncture & Integrated Medicine

1172 San Pablo Avenue
Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94706

Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 8 am – noon
One Saturday per month

Tai Chi

Tuesdays 11:30 am – 1 pm
The Church on the Corner
1319 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
Zhi Dao Guan, 3824 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94619
Class rates: $60/month, $20 drop in
Private tai chi lessons by appointment

I’ve been a patient of Mary Lynn’s for several years. I have a chronic illness, and she helps me with both the disease and the toxic medications I must take. Mary Lynn is a gifted healer who truly cares about each patient and takes time to discuss all the issues before devising the appropriate treatment. She takes a holistic approach — knowing that I must take these western meds and using acupuncture, micro-current, Chinese herbs, and vitamins as a complement to the other medications.

— Susan K