Initial consultation consists of a comprehensive health history and evaluation followed by an acupuncture session. Acupuncture re-educates the body toward healing in incremental steps, so a course of treatment is necessary. A typical course of acupuncture is anywhere from 5 to 12 sessions, once a week or more depending on the severity and acute nature of the condition being treated. The end goal is to spread out the treatments until eventually you will not have to return.
The first treatment including initial consultation is 60- 90 minutes. Follow up treatments will last approximately 45-60 minutes with bookings taking place on the hour.
I offer packages of treatments with a discount you purchase 5 or 10 sessions in advance.
Initial Treatment: $135 Billed to Insurance, $95 Time Of Service Discount
Follow Up Treatments: $110 Billed to Insurance, $77 Time Of Service Discount
Insurance For Acupuncture:
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Acupuncture involves the use of filaments, thin sterile needles, that are placed strategically around the body to promote healing and balance in your life. In a traditional view, the needles clear energy blockages and encourage normal flow of qi through the individual. Acupuncturists use channel theory to stimulate specific points and channels that are needed for each individual person. Acupuncture can be used for pain relief, insomnia, headaches, infertility, skin issue, gastrointestinal issues and much, much more.
In a more modern and demistifying view, one of the theories of its efficacy is its ability to activate several signaling systems and feedback loops, one of them being the nervous system. The nervous system, with over 30 peptides involved in transmitting signals, is connected to the hormonal system via the adrenal gland, and it makes connections to every cell and system in the body. Acupuncture is a stimulus directed at certain parts of the nervous system. Acupuncture is wonderful at relieving pain, reducing inflammation and restoring homeostasis.
Recent research has shown acupuncture to; promote blood flow, stimulate the body's built in healing mechanisms, release natural pain killers, reduce both the intensity and perception of chronic pain, relax shortened muscles, reduce stress and more. With more and more research being done, the biochemical mechanisms behind acupuncture are further being discovered and explored.
As a form of natural healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
provides drug-free pain relief
effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being
Acupuncture is known for treating the following conditions:
- Neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, sequelae of poliomyelitis, peripheral neuropathy,noises in the ears, dizziness, and Meniere's disease.
- If you are suffering from Cancers such as Mesothelioma, acupuncture can help control pain, especially cancer pain as well as nausea and vomiting caused by treatments. Acupuncture can also help strengthen the immune system during chemotherapy. If you are currently suffering from Mesothelioma, you can go here for more information and learn more about what holistic treatments can do for you.
- Cardiovascular disorders such as high or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.
- Respiratory conditions such as bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.
- Digestive system disorders such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.
- Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, orchitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
- Gynaecological and obstetric disorders such as premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness.
- Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.
- Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, 'frozen shoulder', and 'tennis elbow'.
- Sports injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
- Psychological conditions such as depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.
* The disorders above which appear in bold have been recognised by the World Health Organisation (December 1979) as having been successfully treated by acupuncture. The disorders which do not appear in bold above are other common disorders which have been found to respond well to acupuncture.