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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is used to treat a wide range of ailments from the common cold to back pain, allergies and depression. (Click here to see the complete list as compiled by the World Health Organization.)

As a safe, drug free and natural method of healing, acupuncture is increasingly popular and often recommended by Western medical doctors as an effective element of patient treatment.

On your first visit we will diagnose you through the eyes of Chinese medicine, explain what your body is telling us, and how we will approach your treatment plan. Your treatment will be tailored uniquely for you and your needs and may include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and herbal therapy. We create a warm, comfortable environment for your session to allow you to relax and fully enjoy the journey to improved health.

You will leave feeling better than when you arrived!

Services

Initial Acupuncture Evaluation & Treatment

(This may include acupuncture, cupping and/or moxibustion depending on patient’s individual needs)

60 Minutes: $135

Standard Acupuncture Treatment

(This may include acupuncture, cupping and/or moxibustion depending on patient’s individual needs)

60 Minutes: $85

Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

60 Minutes: $100

Community Clinic: Tuesdays 5-6.30pm

(Acupuncture in a quiet group setting for those who are looking for the flexibility of drop-ins, lower costs, and shorter treatments.)

Suggested Donation: $40

Cupping and Gwa Sha

30 Minutes: $50

Pediatric Intake and Treatment

45 Minutes: $100

Pediatric Treatment

45 Minutes: $85

Packages

5 Pack of Acupuncture Treatments

$400

10 Pack of Acupuncture Treatments

$750

15 Pack of Acupuncture Treatments

$1050

20 Pack of Acupuncture Treatments

$1300

F.A.Q.

How does acupuncture work?

The philosophy is simple: everything is made of energy. When our energy is in balance we are well, but when our bodies become over stressed and our energy flow becomes disrupted, we open them up to sickness and disease. Acupuncture works by fine-tuning the body’s energy through the application of hair thin needles and helping the body find its way back to vital energy and wellbeing.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is not a painful procedure, and because the needles are so light and thin most people barely feel them at all. You may feel a light pressure, tingling, warmness or gentle pulsing sensation – all signs that the treatment is working. Our goal is for you to be in total comfort during your treatment.

What is cupping?

Cupping is a therapy in which heated glass or plastic cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. It is often used for upper respiratory disorders to relieve lung congestion but is also used to release muscle tension in certain areas.

What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned close to the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. It is regularly used in the treatment of arthritis and digestive issues. Patients will often feel a flood of warmth to the area.

What is Gwa Sha?

Gwa Sha is a technique that involves scraping of the skin with a Chinese soup spoon to produce friction. It is often used in children, in adults with upper respiratory infections, and those who are needle shy.

What is acutonics?

Acutonics is a procedure based on an ancient system of Mayan healing that uses sound vibration on acupuncture points to work with the body on a deep cellular level. It is great for children and we may also use it during a regular acupuncture session to enhance certain treatments.

What is facial rejuvenation?

Acupuncture needles are used along frown lines, wrinkle lines and age spots to help stimulate collagen growth, smooth wrinkles and aid in a clear complexion: an excellent alternative to more intrusive treatments such as Botox.

How many treatments will I need?

The amount of treatments you will need depends on how severe the problem is and how long you have had it. Once we’ve got to know you and your body better, we will be able to give you a better idea of how often you should seek treatment. There are 3 phases of care within acupuncture: relief care, corrective care and wellness care. Your practitioner will discuss these phases with you.

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Yes! Coverage varies and depends on your individual plan. Call your provider to confirm acupuncture benefits or fill out and submit the form here and we can check your coverage.