Every appointment allows time for intake and treatment. The first appointment lasts about 90 minutes and costs $100. Follow-up sessions last about 75-90 minutes and cost $80. Please see the “Fees” page for a list of insurances accepted.
- Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles or using superficial skin contact tools, such as enshin and teishin, to stimulate acupuncture points and channels on the body. These channels are areas of high electrical conductivity and low resistance separate from lymph and blood systems. When the channels function properly, the body functions to its optimal potential.
- Guasha is a method of scraping the skin repeatedly using a smooth thin object to break apart adhesions between layers of tissue. Traditionally porcelain spoons were used for this purpose. Some cultures also use coins. The term “coining” is the same as guasha. When the layers separate, the “glue” that held them together rises to the surface as purple splotches and then fades over 2-5 days.
- Cupping involves creating suction within a glass or silicone cup and applying the cup to the skin. It creates space between layers of connective tissue and increases circulation.
- Ion-pumping cords are fine copper wire, insulated cords that channel electrons in one direction, from an area of excess to an area of deficiency. The body is its own power source in this technique.
- Electro-acupuncture sends electric current from a small machine (which feels like a gentle tapping or tingling sensation) through the needles inserted at acupuncture points.
- Bodywork practices include Tui na and Shiatsu, which are performed fully clothed during a treatment. Tuina increases space between muscle and bone and as a result improves circulation around muscles. Shiatsu involves a rhythmic relaxing system of deep, yet gentle, pressure points covering the body to stimulate proper circulation.
- Meditation is the practice of mindfully being.
- Qi gong is a way of moving energy around the body and reinforcing healthy posture. It improves proprioception and strength in a gentle way.