Acupuncture

Private Outpatient        Call for out of pocket costs if you do not have insurance coverage.
Initial session includes extensive consultation and treatment. The consultation includes a complete medical history and discussion about any current symptoms and health concerns. Oriental Medicine objective diagnosis is based observation, palpation, and listening. The treatment is provided in a private room, most commonly on a massage table. 

Community Style*     Initial $35    Follow up $20
These group sessions are provided in a setting with as many as 2-3 other patients. All treatments are in a reclining seat for optimal comfort, or seated in a massage chair. Typically all needles are placed in the ears, head, forearms, hands, calves and/or feet, so clients should be dressed in comfortable, loose fitted clothing. Initial consultation is less comprehensive than private sessions and will focus primarily on current symptoms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal/Dietary Consult    $50
For patients wishing to obtain consultation for TCM herbal or dietary guidance only, we offer a standalone session. This appointment type is also available for pediatric consultations for those under the age of 5, or those for whom acupuncture is not indicated.

 

Description

Acupuncture is a medical practice based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) developed over 4000 years ago.  Treatment involves inserting thin, sterile, disposable needles into neurovascular nodes on the body – commonly known as acupuncture points. These points often lie on channels that correlate to vessels, organs and nerves within the body. Acupuncture treatment is based on anatomy and physiology, although the language used in TCM is very different than that used in Western medicine.

TCM views the patient as an individual, taking into account previous history, environmental influences, and constitution to develop a diagnosis. Therefore, patients being treated for the same health concerns often have different treatment plans.

Recent research on the effectiveness of acupuncture has demonstrated measurable effects on neural pathways, reflexive & central reactions in the brain, mechanical signaling through connective tissue, and others. Research has also shown that most points used are located at areas where connective tissue aggregates, and are located where there is a high density of free nerve endings. By impacting neural pathways, acupuncture has the ability to affect a multitude of systems including those that control pain, neurotransmitters, hormones, and organ functions. This makes it a comprehensive system to treat a wide range of health conditions.

There are many benefits of acupuncture due to its effects on multiple systems, but primary effects include pain relief, increase in blood flow, reduction of inflammation, and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (your rest & digest system).

CONDITIONS SEEN IN OUR CENTER FOR ACUPUNCTURE

 

  • Pain Management
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Side Effects of Cancer & Cancer Treatment
  • Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica and other Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Tendonitis & Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Worker’s Comp & Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Menstrual pain
  • COPD
  • Allergies & Sinus Issues
  • Skin Conditions
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pregnancy & Fertility
  • Pre- & Post- Surgery Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Weight Loss