BiaoHealth focuses on each individual person comprehensively and holistically.
You may be familiar with P4 Medicine concepts:
BiaoHealth professional consultation services are available for new and existing clients who wish to maximize their health & wellness outcomes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine theories are superimposed with Conventional Medicine constructs and Cutting-edge Functional Medicine Analysis to offer you an approach that is backed by years of experience, research, and clinical results.
BiaoHealth not only offers integrated diagnostics & therapeutics, but consistently provides personal guidance to each client, assisting with achieving every health goal.
Professional Consultation is available as a stand-alone service, and is also integrated into components of every service that BiaoHealth offers. Currently, BiaoHealth offers Professional Consultation by appointment only. Telephone consultation available when appropriate.
BiaoHealth Acupuncture is a service that integrates Professional Consultation (above) and the artful science of Acupuncture.
California standards to practice acupuncture far exceed any other state’s requirements. The decision to start working with an acupuncturist is not an easy one to make. Some people are afraid of needles, and others are not sure who they can trust. Whether you choose Amy at BiaoHealth or another acupuncturist, I encourage you to do your research. Know who you are working with, and the level of training that the practitioner has accomplished.
To practice Acupuncture in the state of California, one must successfully complete ~3,000 total hours - including ~2,000 didactic and ~1000 clinical hours. Most people finish this arduous journey over a four-year period of time. The Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the longest master's program in the entire country. Even after the diploma is obtained, one must sit for the esteemed California Acupuncture Licensing Exam, which boasts statistics ~50% pass rates for the last several years.
The NCCAOM accredits acupuncturists on a National level, which assures consistency in the professional standards.
Amy Petrarca is triple Board Certified, with the following licensures:
- California Board of Acupuncture
- California Board of Nursing, and
- National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Every Acupuncturist brings something different to this delicate medicine. Choose BiaoHeatlh, and receive acupuncture by a skilled & experienced healthcare provider.
BiaoHealth Facial Services
BiaoHealth offers a variety of Facial services including Constitutional Facial Acupuncture.
Amy will assist you in determining which service(s) may be best for you based on your goals and preferences.
BiaoHealth Facial Acupuncture is unlike any other Facial Acupuncture services offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. A truly unique process, for more detailed information - please visit my blog.
Amy Petrarca is one of 25 International Acupuncturists chosen to participate in the premeire (2012-2013) Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture Certification program at The NorthWestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Having completed the 200-hour Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture certification in October 2013, Amy is a part of this elite group of International Acupuncturists, determined to be the best Facial Acupuncturists in the world.
Amy Petrarca brings you BiaoHealth Facial Acupuncture; taking the clinical and didactic instruction she has received from her teacher, Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and integrating it with targeted clinical & nutritional support to yield amazing results.
Amy has also completed the certification process with Dr. Noel Aguilar at the DNA Health Institute, and is pleased to offer the DNA Facial services upon request.
BiaoHealth is also a professional DNA Skin distributor and is proud to offer DNA Facials. For more information about DNA Facials, Dr. Noel Aguilar, and DNA skin products, please visit my blog.
BiaoHealth offers Clinical Laboratory services to assess some of the most challenging health issues -- including but not limited to:
- Functional Blood Chemistry Testing
- Metabolic Analysis (Glucose and Insulin)
- Comprehensive Thyroid Panels
- Auto-Antibody testing
- Complete Wheat (Gluten) protein antibody testing
- Food sensitivity & cross-reactivity analysis
- Membrane Permeability
- Hormone Analysis with Downstream Metabolites
- Comprehensive GastroIntestinal Stool Analysis
- Sub-clinical infections
- Urinary Organic Acids
- Advanced Lipid Panels with particle analysis
- Genetic Variants Analysis
BiaoHealth uses only the highest quality laboratories to perform all testing services. Inquire directly for more details.
Botanicals & Supplements
Do you know the difference between:
- Magnesium Citrate,
- Magnesium Stearate, and
- Magnesium Bis-Glycinate?
You don't have to.
Amy will help you understand the proper forms, doses, and sources of supplements available on the market. Please see BiaoHealth BLOG entries for this incredibly important subject.
After a careful assessment of your nutrition, let BiaoHealth assess your individual needs, integrating your history, preferences, and other data to find out what is the best strategy for you when it comes to supplementation and botanical medicine.
Amy Petrarca has studied individual herbs, traditional formulas, and modern research to help you benefit from these natural medicines safely and effectively. Wildcrafted & Organic whenever possible, herbs are available in raw form, granules, extracts, and topical; custom formulated for individual needs. Amy Petrarca will help you understand the properties of herbs, and explain details about the herbs & formulas that she prescribes.
*BiaoHealth does not recommend taking botanical medicines or supplements without professional consultation.
Have you thought about trying acupuncture - but have fear of needles?
Non-needle modalities are an effective alternative to Acupuncture. Now, even needle-phobic people can benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The human body has been responding to waves since even before birth. Light waves, sound waves, & vibrational waves can all have beneficial effects in our daily experiences. In Modern Allopathic Medicine, ultrasound, lithotripsy, and lasers are used therapeutically. In Complementary Medicine, other forms of wave and vibrational therapy such as:
- Tuning Forks
Are utilized in stress management, pain-management, and even fertility treatments.
Sound Therapy can be provided as its own modality, or combined with other BiaoHealth services. Some patients rave that Sound Therapy is even more effective than acupuncture for certain conditions.
BiaoHealth firmly advocates for food as the first medicine. All food is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory.
Is your food...
- Keeping you in a state of inflammation?
- Contributing to your allergies?
- Causing rashes?
- Contributing to digestive imbalances?
- Modulating your immune system?
- Contributing to disease & illness?
BiaoHealth offers strategies to identify which foods are potentially problematic -- and determine which foods can be integrated as medicine.
Through a Functional Medicine approach, it is possible to determine what contributes to the root of your issues, and also how to gain leverage in solving the most intricate health problems.
Coaching & Mentorship
"Amy’s guidance and coaching is something that I did not imagine!
I previously took a coaching program with a well known group in the health community. Having previous coaching experience from various coaches, I can say with complete confidence and respect that Amy’s coaching style does not compare.
Every time I have been coached, I am astonished at the detail and care she puts into each of our sessions.
Amy holds such respect for who she is mentoring and genuinely strives for your success.
The knowledge she has from facial acupuncture, functional medicine, business and practice challenges has truly benefited my confidence as both a practitioner and business owner. I often feel like I have a partner cheering me on and guiding me to overcome my fears, meet my goals and address business challenges!
Her mentorship in that is beyond priceless! Forever grateful for this mentorship and coaching, I highly recommend and would not hesitate in choosing Amy to be your coach."
~Delaram Raisdana, L.Ac, MSTOM
Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist