Compassionate supplemental and alternative health care in the East Bay


Earth and Air Wellness


Welcome to Earth and Air Wellness Acupuncture of Pleasant Hill and the East Bay. We are pleased to provide compassionate health care using Traditional Chinese Medicinal techniques. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system developed over thousands of years. Earth and Air Wellness Acupuncture applies a holistic approach to wellness by looking at every system of the body. We use a variety of modalities to treat not just the symptoms, but the whole person. No two people are alike; therefore two treatments are exactly alike. Based on each patient's unique symptoms, our treatments can include acupuncture, Chinese herbal recommendations, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha, dietary counseling, meditation practices, and advice in movement and exercise. Life style changes, sometimes big and sometimes small, are a major part of a successful course of treatment. In most cases, patients greatly benefit from becoming aware of and changing habits that have contributed to their current condition.

Acupuncture is not just for people who have a specific complaint, it is also for those who want to enrich their lives or simply maintain their good health and prevent future illness. The beauty of this system of medicine is that it acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual. Rather than addressing the isolated symptoms of illness, TCM nurtures the whole person, bringing balance to the body-mind-spirit triad so that the patient can relieve pain, heal, and maintain a healthy life style.


We are conveniently located in downtown Pleasant Hill, CA with flexible office hours.

Call (925) 280-6026 today to schedule your appointment, or book an appointment through our online booking system.


Clinic Hours








11:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm



Our Staff


Maria Yung, L.Ac., DAOM


Dr. Maria Yung is a third-generation practitioner of Chinese medicine, following a tradition started over 70 years ago by her grandmother, Dr. Bing Yin Lee. Like her grandmother, Maria specializes in women's health including the treatment of hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems, fertility, and gynecological cancers.

Maria started her family at the age of forty and has three young kids. Maria has a special passion in helping women achieve their dreams of motherhood. Over the years, Maria has helped hundreds of women become moms.

Maria combines a traditional Chinese medicine approach with her strong support of integrative health care. She encourages her patients to take a holistic approach to their health that includes a healthy diet, exercise, healthy habits, and emotional wellness.

She is a graduate of UCLA and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, and completed post-graduate training at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China.


Yingxin (Joy) Zhao, L.Ac., DAOM


Dr. Yingxin Zhao was born in China to a TCM family. Her grandfather was an experienced TCM doctor who inspired her to take an interest in Chinese medicine since childhood. Yingxin graduated from Hainan Medical University and earned a bachelor's degree in Chinese Medicine. She also went to ACTCM in San Francisco and earned a Doctorate Degree of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been studying and practicing Chinese medicine for 11 years.

Yingxin completed her undergraduate internship at the General Hospital of PLA in Beijing, China. She had worked as a visiting physician at the No.2 TCM Hospital of Guangdong Province in Guangzhou China. Yingxin has been practicing and studying herbal medicine and acupuncture under expert mentors in Guangzhou for 4 years. Yingxin is specialized in infertility in both women and men, gynecology, insomnia, Bell’s palsy, and pain management.
Yingxin Zhao is a licensed Chinese medical physician in China, NCCAOM certified and California licensed.


Sabrina Rose Lau, L.Ac., DAOM


Dr. Sabrina Rose Lau is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area with a passion for health and metaphysical wellness. Her interest in holistic medicine began in Los Angeles when a severe skin eruption catapulted her into a transformational healing journey.  


She obtained a master’s and a doctor’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from ACTCM while working as a massage therapist at Equinox. Prior to this, she cultivated foundational skills as a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and Asian bodyworker specializing in Shiatsu. Her background as an artist, athlete, and yogi has forged an intuitive approach in her treatments, balancing yin and yang energies.


Born into a family that practiced Chinese herbalism, Sabrina continues to deepen her knowledge of the healing matrix and of the mind, body, and spirit connection. She considers the psychospiritual aspect and consciousness evolution as important elements in supporting her community through life’s many transitions. In the future, she would like to become an educator and speaker on holistic medicine and healing.


Laura Metzdorff, L.Ac.


Laura is a California state licensed acupuncturist originally from Long Island, NY. She began her graduate education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. After her third year there, Laura decided to explore life on the West Coast and moved to California to finish her studies at Pacific's San Diego campus where she obtained a Master's in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

During school, Laura assisted at North Shore Acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. She then spent two years assisting and practicing at The Healing Sanctuary in Tustin, CA. In December of 2010, she moved to Northern California and co-founded Earth and Air Wellness in Walnut Creek.

Laura has always believed that there is more to health than what we've been taught and she has made it her mission to help others gain back power over their health. Her true passion is education. She believes that the first step towards wellness is knowledge and she strives to inspire others.


Services & Info


Among the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the insertion and manipulation of tiny needles into specific points on the body. The tiny needles are about the size of a human hair and acupuncture is virtually pain-free. In fact, many people report a feeling of relaxation and stress reduction.


Electrical stimulation applied directly to the needles. This therapy is a stronger stimulation of the acupuncture points.  It is particularly beneficial for musculo-skeletal and nervous system conditions. 

Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine herbal formulas perfectly designed to restore balance to the body's internal conditions. We recommend the highest quality of products that follow the standards of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

Cupping Therapy

The application of glass or plastic cups to areas of the body to promote good blood and qi flow. 

Gua Sha

The use of a smooth surfaced tool to "scrap" areas of the body to increase blood flow and soften  muscle tissue. 

Acupuncture & WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations identified over 40 medical conditions effectively treated with Acupuncture. The following compilation includes these and other disorders which scientific research/clinical experience have shown acupuncture effective for:

All pain disorders

Back pain


Digestive problems

Skin problems

All pain disorders

Ear, nose & throat

Chemotherapy side-effects

Musculoskeletal disorders



Morning Sickness




Chronic Fatigue

Neurological Disorders

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Bell’s Palsy

Painful Scars






Pediatric diseases


Headaches / Migraines



Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Initial Acupuncture Consultation and Treatment

$150 - Includes an in depth intake about your health concerns, acupuncture treatment, and other appropriate modalities.

Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment

$105 - Includes a brief followup consultation, acupuncture treatment and appropriate modalities.

Consultation and Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility

$200 - Includes an in depth fertility specific intake and consultation, history analysis, and acupuncture treatment.


Insurance Info

Many insurance companies have plans that cover acupuncture for pain management and nausea. It is your responsibility to understand your insurance coverage. Upon your request, we will gladly supply you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. If you have questions or concerns about your specific plan, we encourage you to contact your insurance company directly.




Resources & Partners

Acupuncture Resources:

Chiropractic Partners:

Advanced Upper Cervical

Walnut Creek, CA

McDuff Chiropractic Center

Pleasant Hill, CA

Mulhall Family Chiropractic

Pleasant Hill, CA

Massage Partners:

Loosen Up Bodywork

Walnut Creek, CA

Nutrition Counseling:

Laura Halpin

Walnut Creek, CA


Jill West Nutrition Consulting

Lafayette, CA

Southern California Acupuncturists:

North Shore Acupuncture Clinic

Encinitas, CA


Nourish Acupuncture & Wellness Center

Carlsbad, CA


Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture

Carolina Beach, NC

Physical Therapy and Training:

Christine Koth - Holistic Physical Therapist

East Bay, CA

Perpetual Motion

Walnut Creek, CA


Contact Us

Earth and Air Wellness

(925) 280-6026

140 Gregory Ln Ste. 105

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Conveniently located just outside of Downtown Pleasant Hill (originally located in Downtown Walnut Creek), our office provides a tranquil and refreshing experience for our patients. Situated just across the street from Pleasant Hill's City Hall building, we offered ample free parking right outside our doors and ADA compliant access.

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