Welcome to Traditional Acupuncture Health Center! We look forward to serving your Natural Healthcare needs. Richard Baume and Adrian Baume have been serving Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley, Biggs, Live Oak, Orland, and the surrounding areas with Acupuncture since 1981. We continue to draw on the best of Traditional Acupuncture treatment wisdom as well as the benefits of modern scientific research and technology. Call and find out how we can help you achieve your health goals today!

What Conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?

Conditions that Respond Well to Acupuncture Treatment:

  • Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Headaches (Tension Headaches, Migraines, etc.)

  • Joint Pain (Arthritis, AutoImmune Conditions, Frozen Shoulder, Inflammation)

  • Post-Surgery Rehabilitation & Recovery

  • Digestive Issues (Crohn’s Disease, IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Abdominal Pain, Poor Digestion, Bloating)

  • Post Sports or Athletic Workout Recovery and Support; Post Athletic Event Recovery

  • & Much more – call and find out how we can help you with your specific condition!


Richard Baume, L.Ac

Welcome to Traditional Acupuncture Health Center. I have been practicing here in Chico since 1981 and have been privileged to treat thousands of patients with the unique type of acupuncture that I do. I learned this style of acupuncture in Japan where I studied for seven years. I graduated from an acupuncture college in Tokyo studying the standard approach to acupuncture that is most commonly used throughout the world.

But in addition I was fortunate enough to be introduced to a master of acupuncture there who taught me a unique and very different style of acupuncture. This is a a very subtle and yet profound style of acupuncture whose goal is to balance the energy of the whole body while increasing the ability of all the organs to function on a higher level. The whole body is activated in such a way that it can participate in the healing process as one unified entity.

I would describe what takes place is the creation of a healing resonance or harmony which is the precondition for all deep healing. This is the state that I believe the Creator intended us to be in at all times but one that we are rarely in.

With the acupuncture that I do (it is a unique type of meridian therapy) this state of inner resonance can be created and the body can initiate a deep and profound healing response. In this state of resonance the body can often heal or greatly improve deep seated conditions of serious illness.

It has been shown to be effective in treatment of colitis, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome, lyme disease, immune problems, asthma and a wide variety of other problems. It is often effective in treating mental/emotional problems such as depression and anxiety and has helped with ADHD related conditions. I believe that the body was programmed by the Creator to be self healing and self regulating but it can do this only when it is in the state of resonance or inner harmony.

It is also used for symptomatic conditions such as headache, migraines, back and joint pain, injuries from accidents and many other common, everyday complaints. By the way this form of acupuncture (because a very small needle is used and insertion is extremely shallow) is perfect for children and those with needle phobia because there is absolutely no pain.

Also this style of acupuncture is great for those who just want to experience or regain their natural state of well being.

I was fortunate to recently receive an award as best acupuncturist in Chico from the readers of the Chico Enterprise Record, Oroville Mercury News and the Paradise Post for which I am very grateful.

Richard Baume, L.Ac

3006 Esplanade Ave. Ste. E

Chico, Ca.


Tel: 530-891-0268

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Adrian Baume, L.Ac

Adrian studied acupuncture in San Francisco, at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has practiced for 9 years, incorporating Classical Chinese-style Acupuncture, Classical Fascia Acupuncture,  MicroCurrent Needle-less Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Anti-Aging treatments, as well as testing and consultations for nutrient, mineral, chemical, and heavy metal assessment & Detoxification.

When health conditions are resistant to long-term benefit from other treatments, Adrian has found that testing and correcting nutritional deficiencies, as well as helping clients test, detoxify and remove harmful heavy metals, pollutants, chemicals and fungal infections plays a huge role in allowing the body to restore healthy functioning. Toxins like aluminum, arsenic, lead, cadmium, mold / mycotoxins, and mercury are increasingly common in our bodies due to exposure from food, air, water, home, office, dental fillings, among other sources.

These toxins cause inflammation, food sensitivities and allergies, intestinal permeability, kidney issues, poor energy production on the cellular level leading to chronic fatigue, anxiety, headaches, migraines, nerve-related symptoms, brain-fog, mood imbalances, insomnia, difficulty relaxing, and more. Our individually tailored consultations and protocols are effective in restoring optimal function to each of your body’s numerous systems.

Learn more about Adrian’s Testing & Detoxification Consultations at www.beyondfunctional.com



Welcome to Traditional Acupuncture Health Center! We serve Chico, California and the surrounding areas of the Northern Sacramento Valley, including Butte County, Paradise, Oroville, Orland, Gridley, Biggs, Colusa, Live Oak, Magalia, Redding, Red Bluff, and beyond. Get in touch to schedule a visit and begin the path to restoring your optimal health today!


Traditional Acupuncture Health Center

3006 Esplanade, Suite E

Chico, CA 95973