Acupuncture Intensives at Belvedere-Tiburon's Elixir

What is an acupuncture intensive?

An acupuncture intensive is where you commit a month of your life to healing yourself. I'll work with you three times a week for that month.

Should you do an acupuncture intensive?

Acupuncture intensives are not for everybody. During this time you should expect to come to grips with your health, your mind, your soul and your life as much as possible.

What's the rationale behind doing an acupuncture intensive?

The field of qi determines the power of an acupuncture session. Many factors come together to create this field. Doing an acupuncture intensive creates a very strong container for your qi. This container allows your qi to become deep, far ranging and connected. It's an ideal field for rapid and comprehensive healing and growth.

What does it take to do an acupuncture intensive?

If this kind of work is right for you, you'll have to block out a month of time for your healing. During this time, you should have nothing pulling on you from the outside. Don't plan to do anything but heal during your intensive.

This means you'll need to set up an appropriate container for this work:

First, get your life and health in order as much as you can.

Then, plan to come to Belvedere-Tiburon and stay for a month. Once you're here, I recommend that you do not drive. Tiburon is the perfect location for acupuncture intensives. Everything you need is here. We have a beautiful environment, friendly people, good food and the space to do what you need to do to heal.

Please do not book spa treatments, massages or plan to do all the sightseeing you ever wanted to do in San Francisco during your acupuncture intensive. It will waste your time, energy and investment.

What if you already live in San Francisco or Marin?

You need to take these same steps if you already live in this area.

It is virtually impossible to get away from your life and make the progress you need to make in an acupuncture intensive if you stay at home. Well-intentioned partners, children, work and the feng shui of your home all conspire to prevent your healing from going to the next level. Drop them all for a month.

Is it safe to do an acupuncture intensive?

Yes. I will never push you past the point of safety in an intensive.

What happens during an acupuncture intensive?

We will talk. You will receive acupuncture, Chinese herbs and medical qi gong. I will give you specific exercises to perform when you're not in session.

When you're done with your treatment, you'll eat, rest and practice what I've taught you until your next session.

We'll repeat this process again and again for a month.

How do you know if an acupuncture intensive is right for you?

If you're considering doing an acupuncture intensive, take your time and consider again.

If after some time you know that you really want to do this for yourself, then begin the application process. Applying will help you to deepen your understanding of why you want to do an acupuncture intensive and what you may derive from doing it.

How much does it cost to do an acupuncture intensive?

The fee for my services in an acupuncture intensive is US$3000.00. This includes our sessions and the cost of your herbs for the duration of the process.

Food, lodging and other peripherals are up to you.


Acupuncture intensives are currently available.

Where do you begin the process?

Please contact me so we can do an interview to assess your suitability for an acupuncture intensive.

See you at your intensive! 

Belvedere-Tiburon's Elixir- John Mini Acupuncture Intensives

John Mini, M.S.C.M./ L.Ac.

Belvedere-Tiburon's Elixir