Acupuncture is a system of medicine with origins in China, dating back almost three thousand years. Acupuncture affects specific points along energy meridians traveling the body. Acupuncturists insert thin needles to re-direct the vital flow of qi to areas where it is most needed. Chinese medicine centers on the belief that illness is the result of shifting in the cycles of energy in the body. When one force is too great or too weak, the other force attempts to compensate, resulting in imbalance or disease. Qi is the link between these two forces and the bridge that is used to realign the body.
Acupuncture has withstood the rigors of time, the scrutiny of Western Medicine, and the efficacy of treatment cannot be ignored. Acupuncture has been rolled out in major hospitals and oncology centers, including the Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. And states like California, Oregon, and New Mexico have passed legislation to cover the practice through major insurance carriers.
Among the strengths of the medicine are its non-invasive nature and low side-effect profile. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Western modalities like surgery and physical therapy, and will not interfere with existing pharmaceutical treatments. Additionally, acupuncture is adaptable across the life cycle, from pediatric interventions to geriatric care. Lastly, treatments are specifically tailored to individual needs and limitations, making each
patient’s care-plan unique.
By providing a safe and viable option for many ailments, acupuncture will continue to integrate with Western medicine and fill a valuable gap in continuity-of-care. Many common conditions that occur with daily living like musculoskeletal complaints, headaches, digestive troubles, sleep disorders, fatigue, cold and flu, depression, and difficult menstrual cycles can be greatly relieved by acupuncture. And the holistic approach – tuning into the body’s innate self-healing capabilities – can introduce patients to the larger, more self-empowering path of preventative care.
We believe that acupuncture is a valuable step on the path to total wellness. It is a transformative tool that combines the best of modern science with ancient wisdom, mind with body, and patient with Self. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture at the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine website. There you will find a wealth of information on the science of acupuncture, its benefits, and its current use within the healthcare system.
- New Patient Acupuncture 90 minutes: $120
- Follow-up visits – 75 minutes: $85
- Massage and Bodywork: 60 mins $95, 90 mins $130
- Combined Acupuncture and Bodywork – 90 Minutes: $120
- Home Visits: 60mins $125, 75mins $150, 90mins $180