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Acupuncture


Initial Treatment: $120 (90 minutes)
Follow-Up Treatment: $90 (60 minutes)

What can acupuncture treat?

What is acupuncture?

Your initial visit

What to expect:

As with all styles of acupuncture, these one-on-one treatments are tailored specifically to the needs and sensitivities of each patient. Your practitioner will draw from experience in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques, usually treating both sides of the body. A single session may include any of the following techniques, depending on what is the most appropriate for you and your condition:

  • Needle Insertion
    This is what most people associate with acupuncture. The sensation of needle insertion varies from person to person.  Some people experience a small pinch at the moment of insertion, while others experience nothing at all. At the site of the needle, you might notice a feeling of heaviness or tingling. This “Qi sensation” is a sign that the treatment is working.
  • Cupping
    Cupping is a therapy often used for muscle tension and the common cold. Small glass cups are held in place on the body through the use of a mild suction. The practitioner is able to adjust the sensation according to the sensitivity and needs of each patient. This therapy will often leave a red mark on the body that will dissipate within a few days.
  • Gwa Sha
    Gwa Sha is a deep massage technique used to release muscle tension and to address the common cold. Your acupuncturist will use a smooth-edged tool to scrape the skin over the area of concern. This technique might also leave behind a temporary mark on the body.
  • Tui Na
    Tui Na, literally translated as “Push Grasp” is a traditional form of Asian bodywork. It is essentially a massage technique that is employed by your acupuncturist to address specific musculo-skeletal concerns.
  • Moxabustion
    Moxabustion is a form of heat therapy applied to specific acupuncture points. Your acupuncturist will burn a small quantity of mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) either on the handle of the needle or directly over the skin. As a patient, you will experience a pleasant warming sensation.
  • Teishin
    A teishin is a Japanese-style blunt needle used to stimulate acupuncture points through touch rather than insertion.
  • Medical Qi Gong
    Medical Qi Gong is a form of Taoist energetic healing, similar to Reiki. This can be performed in conjunction with any of the above modalities.