Acupuncture

  • Practitioners of Oriental Medicine aim to naturally correct imbalances in the body, and educate patients how to maintain results long-term through healthy nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
  • 2,000+ year track record of fixing the root cause of disease, as opposed to a few hundred years of treating the symptoms (offered by standard allopathic care).
  • Reduce reliance on medications and endless doctor visits, testing, labs and referrals; and take charge of your health in a proactive, natural way.
  • Extremely rare harmful side effects (beyond minor bruising). Our treatments don’t trigger other issues that have to be treated with more medications that create more side effects.
  • Operate at peak performance. Beyond fixing issues, we also want to help you benefit from acupuncture to help your body, mind and spirit operate at their peak potential!

The World Health Organization recognizes Oriental Medicine’’s effectiveness for over 40 common disorders,including but not limited to:

Colds, flus, sinusitis, asthma, allergies

Irritable bowel, colitis, food allergies, nausea, gas/bloating

Hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, circulation problems

Infertility, menstrual pain/irregularity, PMS, menopausal symptoms, GYN problems, pregnancy support

Back and neck pain, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and various other pain syndromes

Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, migraines, dizziness, tinnitus, post-stroke paralysis

Weight loss and addictions recovery

PRIVATE CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT

$110  | Initial Appointment

$78    | Follow-Up Visit

$55    | Same Week Follow-Up

CHILDREN (ages 12 and under)

$90   | Initial Visit

$63   | Follow-Up

NOTE: We offer discounts for cash/check payment. We are not in-network with any insurance providers. If your insurance offers an out-of-network acupuncture benefit, you will still pay upfront, and we can process universal health care forms for you to send to your insurance for reimbursement.

TREATMENT ENHANCEMENTS (included in price)

CUPPING: or fire cupping is a form of traditional medicine found in several cultures. It involves placing glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin by creating a heat vaccuum. It is used to relieve what is called “stagnation” in TCM terms, and is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and other musculoskeletal pain. The same redness or bruising as seen with Gua Sha may occur.

GUA SHA: involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge. Commonly a ceramic Chinese soup spoon was used, or a well worn coin, water buffalo horn, or jade. This causes extravasation of blood from the peripheral capillaries and may result in sub-cutaneous blemishing, which usually takes 2-4 days to fade. The color of sha rash varies according to the severity of the patient’s blood stasis — which may correlate with the nature, severity and type of their disorder –appearing from a dark blue-black to a light pink, but is most often a shade of red. Despite appearances, marks on the skin look painful, but are not. Patients typically feel immediate change and sense of relief.

MOXIBUSTION: is an OM therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a stick that resembles a (non-smokable) cigar. They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or sometimes burn it on a patient’s skin.

SHIATSU: (Japanese from shi, meaning finger, and atsu, meaning pressure) is a traditional hands-on therapy originating in Japan. Pressure is applied with fingers and palms to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting the imbalances of the body, and for maintaining and promoting health. It is also a method contributing to the healing of specific illnesses.

TUI NA: “push-grasp” or “poke-pinch” in Chinese. Physically, it is a series of pressing, tapping, and kneading with palms, fingertips, knuckles or implements that help the body to remove blockages along energy meridians and stimulates the flow of qi and blood to promote healing. Tui na’s massage-like techniques range from light stroking to deep-tissue work, which would be considered too vigorous or painful for a relaxing massage. Clinical practitioners often use liniment, plasters, herbal compresses and packs. In China, Tui na practitioners may also perform chiropractic-type adjustments.