Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? What does it do?

Acupuncture works with the body's ability to maintain balance. The Patient who is out of balance becomes ill and specific symptoms are expressed physically, mentally, emotionally or any combination. 


Traditional Eastern Medicine has been around for thousands of years.  


Acupuncture entails stimulating certain designated points on meridian systems throughout the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate physical pain, or other symptoms.

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What can acupuncture help with?

(This is not a complete list of what Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat, but gives you a general idea of holistic healing.)

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

Anxiety

Insomnia

Stress

Panic Attacks

Depression

Gastrointestinal Disorders

IBS

Colitis

Food Allergies

Bloating

Constipation

Diarrhea

Ulcers

Immune Disorders

Candida

Allergies

Chronic Fatigue

Lupus

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Endometriosis

Fibroids

Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation

Menopause

Bladder Infection

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

Sinusitis

Sore Throat

Dizziness

Ringing in the Ears

Circulatory Disorders

High Blood Pressure

Anemia

Addiction

Alcohol

Drugs

Smoking Cessation

Respiratory Disorders

Asthma

COPD

Recovery from pneumonia

Acupuncture Also Treats

Diabetes

Weight Control

Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects

Dermatological Disorders

Acupuncture - ala carte

New Patient Initial Consultation & Treatment:

$120 (1.25 hours)


Repeat Patient: $80 (45 minutes - 1 hour)

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Acupuncture Packages

New Patient initial appointment

+ 3 Follow-up appointments: $340


Repeat Patient 4 appointments: $308


New Patient initial appointment

+ 5 Follow-up appointments: $480


Repeat Patient 6 appointments: $455

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*packages need to be used within 6 months of purchase or remaining balance will be applied towards ala carte pricing or new package for services.


*Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling or a $50 cancellation fee or 1 session from purchased package will be deducted from package will apply at next visit. (Patient choose how they would like it applied).

 

Reiki

What is it?

Reiki is a Japanese technique that is an energy healing method which is usually done by gently placing hands in a series of positions on the or slightly above the body. 


Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to balance itself from a very deep level.


Reiki is NOT massage, meditation, or religious. 
Everyone can benefit from Reiki.

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Reiki - ala carte

$70 (45 - 60 minutes)

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Reiki Packages

4 sessions: $270


6 sessions: $395

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*packages need to be used within 6 months of purchase or remaining balance will be applied towards ala carte pricing or new package for services.


*Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling or a $50 cancellation fee or 1 session from purchased package will be deducted from package will apply at next visit. (Patient choose how they would like it applied).

 

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy Used Today

The most popular type of cupping is fire cupping, which involves the use of glass cups. A cotton ball, soaked in alcohol, is lit to produce a large flame, which is then quickly placed inside the cup.

 

This action removes all the oxygen inside of the cup. The cup is then quickly placed on the skin, creating a vacuum to draw the skin within the cup.

 

For those individuals who may not be comfortable with the use of flame, there are silicone and plastic cups that use manual suction to provide the same results.

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How Cupping Therapy Works

Cupping therapy creates negative pressure, rather than the tissue compression or positive pressure used in traditional massage. By creating negative pressure, cupping releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.

 

As the toxins are brought to the surface a cupping “mark” will appear in colors ranging from a dark purple to a light pink, but is usually a shade of red. These discolorations are not bruises but are simply a reflection of the stagnation in the area being treated.

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Main Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy benefits the skin, muscles, circulatory system, nervous system, digestive system and joints of the body. Pain relief is quick, and long-term injuries and restrictions can be released in one or a few treatments. 

 

Cupping has been known to alleviate very acute injuries, pinched nerves, frozen shoulders and chronically tight muscles.

 

Cupping is also very beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, sciatica, insomnia, chronic headaches, colon disorders, anxiety, fatigue, poor circulation, edema, and sports injuries.

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What to expect during and after a Cupping Therapy Session

A typical cupping therapy session lasts thirty minutes. The treatment is discussed between therapist and client and tailored to their specific needs.

 

Cupping therapy can be relaxing and sometimes even sedative. With some treatments there can be mild discomfort and itching when working on areas with severe stagnation and tight fascia.

 

The marks involved with cupping will go away in a few hours to 2 weeks depending on the amount of stagnation. Drinking an ample amount of water is recommended for 48-hours following your treatment.

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Cupping Benefits

May help respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, & emphysema

Relief from cough & breaks up phlegm buildup in the lungs

May help increase immune system and reduce the chance of getting the common cold or flu

Facilitates the flow of lymph, which helps remove bacteria & toxic substances from the body

Effective pain relief from chronic joint rheumatism and arthritis

Increases production of synovial fluids in the joints

Dramatically breaks up scar tissue surrounding the joints

Encourages blood & lymph circulation to the tissues

Stimulates the spinal nerves & the autonomic nervous system

Flushes lactic acid & stagnant blood from acute & chronic contracted muscles

Breaks up adhesions 

Helps relieve various muscular aches and pains 

Cupping

$40 (30 minutes)

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Cupping with Massage

$85 (60 minutes)

45 minute massage + 15 minute cupping

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*Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling or a $50 cancellation fee or 1 session from purchased package will be deducted from package will apply at next visit. (Patient choose how they would like it applied).

Tui Na

Chinese Therapeutic Massage

Tui na (translated as ‘pushing’ & ‘grasping’) is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for at least 2,000 years. It is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Tui na is a blend of rhythmic manipulation and pressure of the soft tissue along the meridians of the body and at specific acupuncture points. Tui na is considered an External Medicine or adjunct therapy, along with the application of cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha (another type of massage).

 

These modalities are often used together in various combinations along with acupuncture. It is similar to Shiatsu in that it uses the Traditional Chinese Medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians of the body as its basic means of therapy.

 

Tui Na can improve blood circulation, increase range of motion and is effective in nerve regulation. Tui Na massage plays a role in rehabilitation and is effective in the treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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What To Expect During Tui Na Massage?

Tui na can be performed either sitting up in a chair or lying down on a massage table. Often tui na is combined with an acupuncture treatment to maximize results and effectiveness.

Tui na does not have any adverse side effects, however some patients may see an increase in frequency of trips to the bathroom due to the moving nature of the treatment, or may feel sleepy following a treatment.  

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What is Tui Na used for? How can it help me?

One of the wonderful things about tui na is that it relaxes the body while also being energizing. During a tui na massage session the practitioner is able to focus on the specific problem that patient is dealing with at that time. Tui na massage is great for addressing all types of chronic or acute pain such as:

Addresses Chronic or Acute Pain

Neck/Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Joint Pain

Muscle Spasms

Back/Hip Pain

Leg/Ankle Pain

Arthritis

Sciatica

Also Helps With

Insomnia

Constipation

Disorders of Digestive System

Disorders of Respiratory System

Tui Na - Option 1

$40 (30 minutes)

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Tui Na - Option 2

$75 (60 minutes)

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*Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling or a $50 cancellation fee or 1 session from purchased package will be deducted from package will apply at next visit. (Patient choose how they would like it applied).

 

Gua Sha

What is Gua Sha?

Gua sha is a healing technique of East Asian medicine done as a stand alone service or as an adjunct to acupuncture and or massage. It is sometimes referred to as ‘scraping’. 

During the treatment, practitioners use many of the same long downward strokes as a regular massage to stimulate circulation and increase blood flow—a process that manipulates natural energy, or chi, to improve your body’s overall health.  

Research has shown Gua sha produces an immune protective effect and has an anti-inflammatory response that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. It is often used because of its effectiveness on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze and breathing issues related to sickness, nausea and vomiting etc.

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Are There Any Side Effects of Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is safe and natural, but can cause tiny blood vessels to break during scraping, resulting in minor bleeding or bruising.

 

The bruising often looks like little red dots, which doctors call petechiae. Sometimes the dots are blue or black, particularly if the treatment is used on an area of chronic pain.

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Gua Sha

$40 (30 minutes)

*Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling or a $50 cancellation fee or 1 session from purchased package will be deducted from package will apply at next visit. (Patient choose how they would like it applied).