The insertion of sterile, hair-thin needles at specific points along the body to restore the healthy flow of your body's resources - thereby stimulating your body's own innate ability to heal itself.
SERVICES & FEES
Initial Intake and Treatment (1.5 hours)
Follow-up Treatment (1 hour)
2nd Treatment in a week (1 hour)*
* Some acute conditions or injuries benefit from another session days after the first; I offer these visits at a reduced rate to try to make cost less of a barrier to getting the treatment you need.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Relief may be immediate; other conditions will take time: The number of treatments needed will vary from person to person. Some changes happen fast, some may occur within a few days. Your relief may only last a few hours on the first visit, but will last longer with each successive treatment. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative and our goal will be to stretch the relief longer and longer between visits.
A few rules of thumb:
Acute conditions of recent onset may only need two or three treatments; for longstanding issues, you may need weekly treatments for several months in order to see sustainable results.
The sooner you seek help for your condition, the easier it will be to treat.
The more consistent you are, the better your success will be.
No side effects, or discomfort: You may or may not feel a slight pinching sensation with insertion - patients have described that feeling as similar to a hair pluck. Afterwards, you may feel a few different sensations, such as heaviness or a gentle tingling. We call this obtaining "de qi", which literally means “the arrival of vital energy,” and de qi is a cue from your body that the needle is doing its job.