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During COVID-19


We hope you are staying safe and well in these difficult times. During COVID-19, you can refer to this page for relevant information and updates. 

We are pleased to announce that our physical office has reopened and we are still available for telemedicine. We are so grateful to have our team fully vaccinated and are following all CDC guidelines within our practice.  I am committed to share, to the best of my ability, tools and information to help keep you well and make the best decisions possible about your health.


During this time, I have been delivering telemedicine, visiting with some of you in your living room, your kitchen, even on your favorite walking trail. I am so grateful for these unexpected moments of connection with patients and their families at home. In addition to acu-point instruction—for pain, anxiety, immune support and other issues—I am teaching patients home cupping, acupressure, and specific exercise. I am also prescribing herbs and supplements—we have an outdoor pick-up point at the Acupuncture Center for supplies and herbs, as well as drop-ship options.

For telemedicine appointments, call: 805-623-6703

Qi Gong

I also encourage you to explore easy, gentle Qi Gong movements or bring a new stress-reducing practice into your routine from home. 

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Suggested protocol for immune support  CLICK HERE

Read my list of a few protocols for supporting immune function specific to COVID-19 prevention and symptom relief. These are what I am suggesting for my family and my patients, based on a large body of current ongoing research.  


Dr. Herb Kandel, L.Ac., O.M.D.