Frequently Asked Questions

What can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?


Because Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system there's not much that can't be greatly improved with treatment. The World Health Organization states "acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials to be an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions." The following list is only a brief example of commonly treated conditions and is by no means limited. If you have any specific questions regarding your personal health presentation, feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation in person or over the phone. Common Treated Conditions: Adverse reactions to radiation & chemotherapy
Allergies
Arthritis - Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout
Back Pain - Spinal Degeneration, Spinal Stenosis, Disk Herniations
Cardiovascular Health
Depression & other Mood Disorders
Digestive Complaints
Diabetes Mellitus
Drug & Alcohol Addiction and Dependency
Fatigue & Low Energy
Fibromyalgia & Plantar Fasciitis
Gastritis, & Peptic Ulcers Headaches & Migraines
Hypertension
IBS & Crohns Disease
Induction of labor
Insomnia
Injury Healing
Knee pain
Mal-position of fetus
Menopausal Symptoms
Men's Health - Prostate health and Sexual Function
Morning Sickness - Nausea and Vomiting
Muscle Tension & Limited Range of Motion
Neck Pain - Acute, Injury or Degeneration
Temporomandibular Dysfunction TMJ/TMD Pain Management
Postoperative Pain
PMS Symptoms & Painful Menstruation Sciatica
Stress Management & Anxiety
Smoking Cessation
Stroke Recovery
Tennis Elbow & Tendonitis
Weight Loss
Women's Health




Is Acupuncture painful?


Some acupuncture needles are as thin as a strand of hair. It is not a painful procedure, in fact you may even fall asleep on the table. You may feel some initial sensations while they are being inserted, sometimes a deep ache in an area or warm sensations, but it should be a comfortable and relaxing experience.




How many treatments will I need?


Treatments plans are based off of an individual's needs. The more frequent treatments you receive, the better the outcome is. Acupuncture works on a cumulative basis especially in the beginning of a course of treatment. Often times I will see a patient once a week for 4-6 weeks, then once every two weeks, and eventually once a month for maintenance appointments which I like to call “tune ups."




What if I have a PCP?


Great, acupuncture can be beneficial on its own or integrated into your already existing health care plan. Please inform me of any other health care systems and medications you are currently using. It is helpful to bring a list of medications, supplements, and medical records to our initial consultation so I can gain an accurate picture of your health history and condition.




I’m pregnant. Is acupuncture safe for me and my baby?


Yes. Acupuncture is safe in all stages of pregnancy. It is important that I know that you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant so I can adjust my treatment accordingly. There are so many benefits to gain from acupuncture during pregnancy including early morning sickness, edema, late pregnancy aches and pains, breech presentation, and more.




What should I wear?


Clothes that are comfortable and can roll easily up to your knee without restriction. An average treatment focuses on your lower legs, lower arms, belly, or back. I have plenty of sheets and can accommodate with whatever you need the day of treatment so no need to stress or plan ahead, especially if you are coming from work.




How much are your services?


Acupuncture initial visit: $108 Follow up Acupuncture: $90 Package of 4 Treatments: $320 (save $40, 3 month expiration) Birth Prep/Labor Induction package of 3 sessions: $195 Placenta Encapsulation: $300 Initial Herbal Consultations: $125 (plus cost of herbs) Follow Up Herbal Consultations: $65 Prenatal Massage: $108 *I’m happy to work with individuals who may currently have some financial limitations. Please contact me directly to work out a payment plan or to go over sliding scale options.