Acupuncture is an ancient treatment modality developed and practiced more than 3,500 years ago. Acupuncture facilitates healing by the insertion of very thin, sterile, disposable needles into points along the body’s meridians or pathways. These points access and manipulate the body’s Qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital life force. It is by the stimulation of these points that acupuncture regulates the energy flow and thereby affects your body’s own healing response. This process of healing will address an individual’s imbalances and return their body to its natural healthy state
Initial Acupuncture Treatment (90 min) - $100
Follow up Treatments
(60 min)- $75
Chinese Herbal medicine is one of the more important modalities utilized in TCM and has been used for over four thousand years in China to treat many diseases and conditions. Chinese herbs are comprised of minerals, shells, plants (leaf, stem, root, and flower), and animal products. Each herbal prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient. Herbal medicine can come in the form of raw herbs, powders, pill, or tincture. Herbal formulas commonly prescribed in the U.S. often come in the form of pill or tinctures, due to the success of patient compliancy with these forms.
Initial Herbal Consult (60min)-$75
Cupping, also known as myofascial decompression, is a popular ancient Chinese Medicine modality. Cupping works to detoxify, alleviates pain, tightness, and stress. Cupping can also reduce the attack of an external illness, colds and flus. In ancient times, practitioners
would use bamboo cups, now glass cups and a flame are used to create a suction on the skin. This suction allows the cups to encourage blood flow, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and to create more mobility in the body. Fire cupping is often part of an acupuncture treatment. However, cupping can also be used as a stand alone treatment.
Initial Fire Cupping Treatment
Follow up Fire Cupping
Shonishin is a Japanese style of acupuncture that doesn’t use needles and is painless. Small metal Shonishin tools are used to scratch, tap or brush on the baby or child’s skin over acupuncture points and pathways. This treatment gently relaxes and simulates the child’s body back into balance. Shonishin was developed in Japan and is still a main method for pediatric healthcare there.
Initial Shonishin Treatment
Follow up Shonishin
Dāo Needle Therapy is a unique modality that bridges ancient Asian techniques and modern biomechanical therapies. Dāo Needle Therapy uses biomechanical tests, patient positioning, and a specialized needle to relieve chronic pain and correct postural imbalances by treating ashi points and traditional and fascial meridians.
Initial Dao Needle Session (120min)- $150
Follow up Dao Needle
Electro-acupuncture, also called e-stim, is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles using small clips. This allows for a wider range of stimulation in the treatment. E-stim is often used in an acupuncture treatment for pain and Neuorological disorders.
Tui Na, which literally means "pinch and pull" is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutic massage and body work. Tui Na is not know for being a relaxing massage, but instead addresses specific patterns of disharmony in relationship to TCM. When applicable, this therapy is preformed during an acupuncture or fire cupping treatment.
Moxabustion is a traditional therapy that consists of burning mugwart (an herb) near or on different acupucture points of the body. Moxa is believed to expel cold, warm the meridians, and facilitate healing. In 1998, a study published in the Journal of the Amercian Medical Association found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the head down position after receiving moxibustion near an acupuncture point on the Bladder meridian. Moxa, when applicable will be used during an acupuncture treatment
Gua Sha, is a TCM therapy that involves scraping the skin with a tool to improve circulation, relieve pain, and tension. Gua Sha can also break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in joints. When appropriate, this therapy may be used in conjunction with an acupuncture or fire cupping treatment.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food is medicine and all foods have different medicinal purposes. Eating certain foods to reduce phlegm or to cool the body down are a part of staying imbalance in a healthy lifestyle. Food therapy when called will be included in an acupuncture treatment or herbal consult.