Acupuncture

Acupuncture services are now available at each of our four locations. Acupuncture services are designed to help clients achieve optimal health and wellness through balancing their qi (chi) or the energy which flows through the body.  Interested?  Click here for pricing options.

Our acupuncturists specialize in treating a variety of conditions specific to women’s health including:

Menstrual irregularities and symptoms, including PMS
Infertility
Prenatal care
Menopausal syndrome

In addition, our acupuncturists commonly treat:

Various types of pain
Physical and emotional manifestations of chronic stress
Depression, insomnia and anxiety
Musculoskeletal disorders
Gastrointestinal problems
Autoimmune Diseases

Click here to access a complete listing of conditions where acupuncture has been an effective treatment, produced by the World Health Organization.

About Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use acupuncture, herbs and other modalities to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points and energy. Acupuncture is part of this comprehensive system and in 1997, the National Institute of Health acknowledged acupuncture to be a safe and effective treatment for many conditions including chronic pain, fatigue, immune system enhancement and stress reduction. Acupuncture and adjunctive therapies treat the patient as a whole and aim address the underlying cause of disease. Health is achieved via restoring balance to the flow of qi (chi) along energetic pathways known as meridians.

What To Expect

During your initial consultation, your acupuncturist will spend the first half of the treatment discussing and reviewing your health history, chief complaint(s) and any other factors that impact your health. In addition, your acupuncturist will take pulses from six positions on your wrists and look at your tongue as part of their diagnosis. Using the information gathered a specific, customized and comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your needs and your body systems as a whole is designed.

How Do The Needles Feel?

Most patients report feeling a sensation of warmth, tingling or pressure during the insertion of the needle with minimal or no pain. Some people are energized by the treatment, while others feel relaxed. Each person has a unique experience and as heightened awareness of your body and energy increases you may begin to notice more subtle changes both during and after treatments.

Is Acupuncture Covered by Insurance?

Some insurance plans are starting to offer coverage for acupuncture. Please check with your provider. While we cannot submit to insurance companies, we are happy to provide whatever documentation you need in order to obtain reimbursement yourself. Additionally, Acupuncture is often covered through Flexible Spending Accounts. Please check with your employer.

Before Your Appointment

Prior to your initial consultation you will be required to fill out a series of forms in order for the acupuncturist to obtain complete information on your health history. Feel free to access the forms here and complete them prior to your appointment.

The day of your appointment eat regular meals and make sure you eat at least a few hours before your appointment as acupuncture can lower your blood sugar. Wear comfortable clothes, try to remember to not brush your tongue and do not consume caffeine before your appointment.

Free Consultations: Are you new to acupuncture or have questions regarding the services available? Book a free 15- minute consultation with one of our acupuncturists.

Available Services

Initial Consultation: During your initial 90-minute consultation, your acupuncturist will spend the first half of the treatment discussing and reviewing your health history, chief complaint(s) and any other factors that impact your health. In addition, your acupuncturist will take pulses from six positions on your wrists and look at your tongue as part of their diagnosis. Using the information gathered a specific, customized and comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your needs and your body systems as a whole is designed.

Follow Up Acupuncture Appointment: This 50-minute appointment is the continuation of treatment. Most people need several follow up appointments to alleviate any symptoms they are having, as the beneficial effects of acupuncture are cumulative. Frequency of treatments can range from bi-weekly, weekly, monthly, seasonally, and as needed.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture involves a sequence of 5 to 10 weekly acupuncture treatments, starting with an Initial Acupuncture Appointment. While treating the whole person, FRA focuses on the cosmetic appearance of facial skin. Along with lifestyle and dietary recommendations, it can improve skin’s tone and brightness while improving the look of wrinkles, rosacea, puffiness, and sagging skin.

Cupping: Cupping has roots in ancient medical traditions across Europe and Asia and is currently used by various medical practitioners worldwide. Cupping involves the placement of small cups over specific parts of the body. A pump is used to create a vacuum between the skin and the cup, drawing the skin and muscle up. Cups may be left stationary or moved (with a salve/lotion). Cupping is used to help generate the flow of blood, lymph and energy to the treated area and allow the negative elements to exit the body. It treats muscle stiffness/pain in any part of the body, chronic or acute lung and/or nasal congestion, asthma, digestive disorders, poor circulation and can help aid in weight loss. Although cupping is not painful, the recipient commonly walks away with circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied. The bruise marks fade within a couple of days.

25-Minute Stress Relief Treatment: Take a break from your busy day to enjoy a rejuvenating acupuncture session. This 25-minute treatment will restore your mind & body, create a deep state of relaxation and relieve the effects of stress. Leave the session feeling renewed and better prepared to meet the demands of your life!

Cupping & Gua Sha: The use of suction cups and gua sha in Chinese Medicine can range from the treatment of respiratory and digestive disorders to loosening facial restrictions in the treatment of muscular skeletal pain.

Acumassage: This 50- or 80-minute treatment combines acupuncture with therapeutic bodywork such as massage and craniosacral therapy. This is a great way to address internal imbalances as well as muscular skeletal issues.