Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our hours of operation: Schedule By Appointment Only

Monday – Friday : 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday : Appointment Only

Sunday : Closed

If you need an appointment before 10 AM or after 5 PM, I will work with you!

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Rates

  • Acupuncture (Cupping included if needed/wanted) – $80.00
  • 5 Session Package – $350.00
  • Couples Package – $140.00 (Couples receive sessions on same day)
  • Community Acupuncture – $45.00

How does acupuncture work?

From a scientific approach, recent research has shed light on how acupuncture works from a scientific perspective. In a study looking into the effects of acupuncture on muscle inflammation, manual acupuncture turned off pro-inflammatory cells, as well as, activating anti-inflammatory cells. The result of this type of activity is a reduction in pain and swelling. It is essentially activating the body’s own immune system to stimulate healing by creating a parasympathetic (rest and digest) environment.

From an Eastern approach, the body is made up of channels, collaterals, and acupoints, and the corresponding organs to those channels, collaterals, and acupoints. Points are used in conjunction with the patient’s complaints, as well as using Chinese diagnostics to determine the best point prescription. This will balance the body’s Qi,Yin, and Yang.

What is Qi all about?

A deeper explanation is that Qi is more than just “simple energy”. It is the energy of communication and intelligence. It is organizational energy or “intelligent metabolism”. It guides the growth of our bodies from the first division of one cell into two, then four, and ultimately into the beings we are today. Qi is the totality of the function of each organ. It distinguishes us from inanimate objects. Like electricity, Qi moves along gradients, from inside to outside, following the path of least resistance, and these gradients are formed within our body by our fascia. Substances and energy flow along our fascial planes, not through them. The energy that flows along the paths of least resistance in our fascia is Qi. Qi can be stimulated to flow in its proper place and at proper strength through acupuncture or acupressure.

How should You prepare?

It is best if you arrive in a relaxed state and important for you to have eaten in the last few hours, although you don’t want to have eaten heavily. Make sure to be properly hydrated, as well. It’s easier if you wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please describe all your physical and emotional symptoms, even if you think they might not be related to your primary concern.

 Does Acupuncture hurt?

When many people think of needles, they picture syringes they’ve seen in the hospital or a doctor’s office, and most first-time acupuncture patients are typically surprised at how painless a treatment can be. The needles used are as fine as one or two strands of hair. Whereas there occasionally may be some temporary discomfort, it is almost never enough for patients to forego the many benefits of regular acupuncture.

Is there any danger of infection from the needles?

The only needles used are sterile, individually sealed, one-time-use acupuncture needles. You may have bruising or slight soreness, but this is rare.

How will I feel after a typical acupuncture treatment?

Patients usually feel relaxed and centered immediately after acupuncture therapy, and many report a heightened sense of well-being. This indicates that the treatment has stimulated the body’s remarkable ability to heal itself.

Some are inclined to go home and rest, having found that this reinforces the effect of the treatment. Others feel invigorated and jump right back into the day’s activities. You will know what is best for you if you listen to your body.

Although those suffering from more chronic, severe conditions may respond more gradually. It’s important for these patients to be honest and forthcoming about their experience so they can be helped in the best way possible.

Can acupuncture benefit me even if I feel well?

Acupuncture is effective for much more than the relief of acute and chronic conditions. In fact, many patients come in for regular maintenance and “tune-ups” to maintain and protect their good health.

Is acupuncture safe for pregnant women?

Women can receive acupuncture during pregnancy without risk to themselves or their babies as long as certain points are avoided. Always let the practitioner know if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.