|· Initial Consultation:||· Tui Na Massage:|
|$30 (50% off) with any treatment||$90 per one hour|
|$80 Regular Price||$60 per 30min|
|$30 per 15min|
|· Acupuncture:||· Reflexology: (Foot and Hand Acupressure Points)|
|$75 per treatment||$90 per one hour|
|· Gua Sha:||$60 per 30min|
|$60 per 30min||$30 per 15min|
|· Cupping:||· Ear Staples:|
|$60 per 30min||$60 per treatment|
ACUPUNCTURE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a system of holistic healing, originating in China about 5,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest, continuously, practiced medical treatments in the world. Acupuncture points are designated areas of electrical sensitivity on the body. Best known for pain relief, acupuncture is also used to maintain health and treat a wide range of health problems. The focus is on the patient's overall well-being, not isolated symptoms. Ancient Chinese philosophy believes all living things are animated with "qi" (a person’s life force). Qi energy follows certain currents, called meridians in humans. So, acupuncture addresses imbalances by reaching the flow of qi through acupuncture points. These points are the gateways to the energetic system.
What about the needles?
The needles used in acupuncture are nearly as fine as a human hair. We use sterilized, disposable needles that are individually sealed, used once, and safely discarded. The area is first cleaned with alcohol for a sterile field at the point where the needle will enter the skin
What problems does it treat?
Acupuncture can aid in treating most pains and illnesses. Commonly, it’s used to treat back pain, headaches, muscle spasms, tendonitis, arthritis, allergies and other immune system dysfunctions. It also has positive results for menstrual disorders, PMS, menopause symptoms, digestive problems fatigue, insomnia, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, and other stress-related disorders.
How does acupuncture feel?
Most patients feel a minimal prick as the needles are inserted (some do not feel anything at all). When the needles are in place, there is no residual pain. You also may feel tingling or warmth around the needle or through the acupuncture point. Most patients find acupuncture treatments relaxing and often times fall asleep during the process.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Some people will have immediate relief, while others may take months or longer to have full results. Chronic pain conditions generally take longer to resolve.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Afterwards, there may be spots of blood at one or more of the puncture points. Small bruises may also develop. Patients experience the most drastic results after the first treatment. Sometimes this is immediate or partial relief. In a few cases, there may be no immediate relief, but patients notice the diminishment of pain over the next couple of days. You should generally expect to feel better within a week of the treatment.
FACTS ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES
- In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified acupuncture needles as medical instruments, assuring their safety and effectiveness.
- Acupuncture needles are one-time use only and are sterile. They are safe and do not carry any risk of infection. Practitioners swab treatment sites with alcohol or anotner disinfectant before inserting needles and use a new set of disposable needles taken from a sealed package for each patient.
- Magnets that are used in electromagnetic acupuncture (which is a non-needle technique) have a mild electrical current which passes through the magnet and stimulate the acupoints. They may produce a light tapping feeling or a litile buzzy sensation on your skin. This technique is used in areas that may be too sensitive to the patient for acupuncture needles and for joint pain and injuries.
- Earliest healers used pointed rocks, bones, and bamboo sticks to perform acupressure and bleeding techniques. The progresslon continued from bone to bamboo to ceramic, bronze and iron and then to steel. Gold needles were found in a tomb around 2000 B.C. in the Hebei province in China.
- During your acupuncture treatment, not only may you more relaxed and calmer, but you may experience a slight tingling sensation or pressure where the needle is located, That's a good sign, it means the treatment is working.
DO ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES HURT?
When you think of needles, what comes to mind? Probably not the most pleasant thought. It may even make you cringe. That is understandable. Most of us have had an experience with hypodemic needles at least once in our lives. Generally, hypodermic neeoles cause painful sensation when they pierce your skin. The reason for this is because they are fairly thick and hollow as they are designed to inject fluids or draw blood.
Acupuncture needles are approximately the size of a cat's whisker.
On the other hand, acupuncture needles are about ten times smaller in size than an average hypodermic needle - approximately the size of a cat's whisker and they are very flexible. Acupuncture needles don't hurt in the way that nypodermic needles do. Some say that it feels like a mosquito bite. At worst, you might feel a slight pricking sensatton. The needles stay in about 15 to 50 minutes, depending upon the type of treatment you are receiving. Afier the treatment many people tend to feel extremely relaxed and calmer.
Talk to your acupuncture about your fears!
Initally, a lot of people are scared to try acupuncture because they are afraid of needles. You not alone. Your practitioner is likely to have had this conversation with many patients before you. It is important that you communicate with your acupuncturist because he/she will listen to you concems and work with you in order to help you to feel as comfortable as possible. Opening up a discussion about your fears is likely to help minimize the anticipated pain that you think an acupuncture needle could cause.
There are alternatives.
For those who are needle-phobic, some practitioners may offer other non-insertive forms of acupuncture that can replace the needles during a treatment. Here is a list of some treatment options:
- Microcurrent electrical stimulation
- Tui Na
- Cupping (see image 1)
- Gua Sha (see image 2)
- Moxibustion (see image 3)
Rest assured, acupuncture and Traiditional Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years and many people have tried it with great success. Even if you have a fear of needles and are apprehensive about your first treatment, we encourage you to give acupuncture a try. It has helped many people over the years achieve health and wellness with minimal side effects. As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said "There is nothing to fear but fear itself!" This safe, natural and drug-free way of whole body healing is worth a try!