Acupuncture is the use of thin, filiform needles inserted into specific points on the body. Traditional Chinese style acupuncture treatment seeks to help relieve any imbalances or pain in the body while also simultaneously improving overall health and well-being. Initial session includes consultation and evaluation, which is used to guide a treatment strategy for the acupuncture treatments. For some cases, electro-acupuncture is used in which regular acupuncture needles are used with electric wires attached to them to help conduct electricity through the points. Read More
This service is acupuncture treatment that is directed at specific areas of the face, although the whole body is treated during a session, in order to bring about a rejuvenation of the face and neck. Using acupuncture, along with acupressure, facial cupping, micro roller, and gua sha, this service can help with fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, acne scars, puffiness, dull complexion, etc. while also addressing overall health and vitality. Initial session includes a consultation and evaluation as well as the price of personal micro derma roller. Read More
This treatment takes the traditional facial and puts a Chinese medicine spin on it. Patients feel the benefit of essential oils and creams, facial cupping, acupressure and gua sha on the overall complexion and texture of their skin - helping to reveal radiant, even and "youthful" appearing skin. Helps aide in lymphatic and blood circulation as well. A service for those not interested in the use of needles but still wish to benefit from Chinese medicine. Read More
Chinese orthopedic massage is a very detailed and individualized form of massage in which the practitioner uses their hands, fingers, wrists, forearms and elbows with various rhythmic compression techniques along different channels of the body to establish harmonious flow throughout the body and bring it back to balance. By applying pressure to specific channels, acupoints and groups of muscles and nerves, tui na removes blockages, like inflammation, poor circulation and knots, and works deeply with the various levels of the body and internal healing system. Read More
CUPPING & GUA SHA
Both of these are ancient forms of alternative medicine. For cupping, cups are placed onto the skin in order for suction to be created; the suction helps to pull the circulatory systems closer to the surface of the skin which can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and cold/virus relief. There are many types: stationary/dry, moving and wet. Gua sha or "coining," is the use of a flat, edged tool that is moved along the lines of muscles and tendons to help increase circulation and decrease inflammation. Like cupping, there are many therapeutic uses for gua sha.
For those whom are unable to come to the clinic for an in-person consultation, the new patient phone consult is a great way to see if acupuncture and Chinese medicine are a good fit for you, along with coming away some tips and tricks for managing or even improving your health. Initial consults are 30 minutes and include an initial consult along with recommendations for treatment, diet, and lifestyle. For returning patients, phone consults are also available as a follow-up to assess progress and if any tweaks need to be made to treatments or lifestyle, such as herbs or exercise programs. The consults may also be used for discussion of herbs and dietary lifestyle for specific conditions, such as the flu or the current pandemic.