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Local with Lisa: City Pulse Acupuncture

March 23, 2024

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City Pulse Acupuncture just moved to a beautiful new space on Grand Avenue.  Rachel Hemphill is the owner.

Lisa:  You are a second-generation Oakland resident and business owner?

Rachel:  Correct, yes. My grandparents had a couple of grocery stores in Oakland, and my Grandpa also had a real estate brokerage on Lakeshore.

Lisa:  You just had a big grand opening?

Rachel:  Yeah. So, I had the unique privilege of designing the space with an architect. It’s a clinic designed with feng shui principles, and I had a grand opening with the traditional lion dance. That serves as a blessing for the space to bring wealth and prosperity.

Lisa:  Tell me about the business that you created here at City Pulse Acupuncture

Rachel:  So City Pulse Acupuncture is an integrative acupuncture and wellness clinic that specializes in fertility, women’s health, and prenatal care.

Lisa:  How did you decide to specialize in fertility?

Rachel: It’s a great question. I feel like it’s somethng that actually chose me. When I was in acupuncture school, I interned with a woman who was very, very famous for treating fertility in the city, and the rest is really history.

I have a wall of pictures of all of my patients who have had children because of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. So, I’ve been in practice for 14 years, and I try not to count.  I always want to be humble about this because it’s not about me. It’s a testament to the power of the medicine. But by the end of the year, we should hit a thousand babies.

Lisa:  How did you get interested in Chinese medicine?

Rachel:  So, I’ve always been interested in Chinese medicine. I grew up with a grandmother who would make traditional soups, depending on the season, whether it was wintermelon for winter and supporting coughs and phlegm. I also had a great aunt in China who was an acupuncture anesthesiologist.

Lisa:  So aside from people looking for fertility help, who else do you treat?

Rachel: I also have an additional specialization in cosmetic acupuncture. So, anybody who’s looking to improve their skin, whether it’s collagen induction to work on fine lines, anti-aging, or even just sagging, or just wanting to look and feel better and just have a natural glow with something other than Botox or fillers.

Lisa:  Rachel, thank you for talking to me.


Who should I interview next for Local with Lisa? If you have a suggestion I’d like to hear it! Or if you’d like to talk about real estate and want to know your home’s current market value, I’m happy to provide you a complimentary assessment. 

Insights, stories and interviews about homeownership and living in the East Bay From a Piedmont native, Emmy award-winning television journalist-turned-home matchmaker, part-time radio anchor, UCLA graduate, wife and mother of 3.

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I'm Lisa, your new Realtor & friend.

My passion is meeting new people, getting to know them and learning their stories. Before I jumped into the world of real estate, I spent nearly 15 years in front of the camera anchoring and reporting the news. The mix of being a Bay Area native, Emmy-winning reporter and now Realtor gives me a deep understanding of the market and has made me an excellent listener and communicator.

I consider it an honor to work with you and guide you during one of the more important times in your life.

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Lisa is a San Francisco Bay Area Realtor with The Grubb Co.


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