Treatments

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of needles to stimulate energetic points on meridians of the body. Points are selected based on the chief complaint and symptomology presented by a patient. An acupuncturist then determines where the body is having issues within the natural flow of Qi (energy) and helps the body to restore the energetic pathway. 

 

Traditional Chinese Nutrition

Chinese Medicine does not treat nutrition the same way we do in the West. TCM looks at a person's whole body constitution and makes recommendations based on the chief complaint and other applicable symptom differentiation . For instance if a person is feeling cold, we may suggest warming foods and to avoid cold drinks and foods. Suggestions are made for each individual person to help them best keep their body in balance and/or recover from illness faster. 

 

Cupping

This is a technique of using glass or plastic cups suctioned against the surface of the skin to move Qi and Blood. It creates a micro-crisis under the surface of the skin bringing blood and Qi to the surface. In Chinese Medicine, we call this Sha, which can look like bruising. This sha lasts typically about a week.  When we use cupping, it is to help release heat from the body, or move stagnated Qi and Blood that is causing pain or lack of movement.

 

Gua Sha

This is a technique in Chinese Medicine that uses a strong flat tool to scrape the surface of the skin. Like cupping, it creates a micro-crisis under the surface of the skin bringing stagnant blood and Qi to the surface. In Chinese Medicine we call this Sha, which can look like bruising. This sha lasts typically about a week.  When we use Gua Sha, it is to help release heat from the body, or move stagnated Qi and Blood that is causing pain or lack or movement. Gua sha is often used on places of the body where it is not easy to use a cup.

 

Acupressure and Asian Bodywork

If a patient is needle sensitive or in a position that may not be suitable for needling, a practitioner may use acupressure or Asian bodywork to stimulate the flow of Qi. The point selection would not differ from that of needle work. 

 

Rates

 

Initial Appointment: 1.5 hours - $120.oo

  • Tongue Evaluation

  • Pulse Diagnostics

  • Acupuncture treatment

  • Nutritional Recommendations as appropriate

  • Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

  • Plan for course of treatment

 

Follow-Up Appointment: 1 hour - $85.oo

  •     Tongue Evaluation

  •     Pulse Diagnostics

  •     Acupuncture treatment

  •     Nutritional Recommendations as appropriate

  •     Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

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