$120 First Acupuncture Treatment (1 1/2 hour)
The initial session of acupuncture we set up the framework for your future treatments. There is no one size fits all treatment plan, so getting all the details helps to establish a precise plan based on your specific health needs and goals. During this time we explore all aspects of health including physical complaints, medical history, emotional wellbeing, diet and exercise and any information that may pertain to your current state of health. I ask many questions regarding your health and wellbeing and there is plenty of time for you to ask your questions as well. In order to be thorough and create an effective, personalized treatment plan, more time is needed in this first appointment. We will do a lot of talking this appointment, I do a physical exam and we begin the acupuncture treatments as well. If you are on any prescription medications I ask that you bring a list of them for me. What to expect your first session:
-Plan for the treatment to take an hour and a half
-Wear comfortable clothing. I may need to access specific areas of the body like the back, abdomen or legs.
-I ask many questions, some may seem unusual but give me specific clues as to what you may need from treatment. You are not obligated to answer any questions you do not want to, but the more information I have the more personalized and precise your treatment will be.
-I will do a general physical examination, which will include taking your wrist pulses. It may also include examining your spine, eyes, tongue, hands, head as well as areas of specific symptoms.
-“Will it hurt?” Often people have negative associations with needles related to experiences of hypodermic needled at the doctors office. The needles used in acupuncture are comparatively very small and subsequently have a much smaller impact. Many people do not feel the needles being inserted at all, or may experience a brief, mild sensation akin to a bug bite. Occasionally, when obtaining the vital energy, a stronger sensation is experienced very briefly. Most people report a greater feeling of peace and well being upon insertion of the needles.
-All needles used are brand new, sterile and are disposed of after one use.
-If appropriate, I may use moxa during a treatment. Moxa is an herb used to warm and energize acupuncture points. It is made into small cones and burned near acupuncture points in order to stimulate more vital energy. It has been used in acupuncture for thousands of years. You are not required to have moxa if you do not want to, but most people report feeling more relaxed and energized as well as greater pain relief after having moxa in a treatment.
$65 Continued AcupunctureTreatment
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
Stress and tension relief
Increased energy levels
Relief from bad habits and addictions
Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Relief from menstrual difficulties and increase in fertility
Relief from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and emotional trauma
Greater efficiency, productivity, and focus
Improvement in joint pain, arthritis, hip, shoulder and knee issues
$75 Qigong Treatment
Medical Qigong therapy is the eldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine. It is a comprehensive system of health care addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease using energy manipulation. The practitioner, drawing upon their ability to sense and manipulate energy, developed through dedicated study and self-cultivation, uses qi emission and/or teaches medical qigong exercises and meditations based upon a diagnosis rooted in Chinese medical theory to restore health and wellness. The goal of qigong is to correct imbalances, enabling the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, and purge deep-seated emotions and stress. Qi Gong treatment can be particularly helpful in emotional issues, recovering from trauma, depression and in diseases such as cancer.