Acupuncture 

1st Session $90.00 (Includes consultation)

2nd Visit $70.00

Package of 3: 1 hour session – $175.00)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine encompasses several methods designed to help patients achieve and maintain health. Along with acupuncture, TCM incorporates adjunctive techniques such as acupressure and moxibustion; manipulative and massage techniques such as tuina and gua sha; herbal medicine; diet and lifestyle changes; meditation; and exercise (often in the form of qigong or tai chi).

In Traditional Chinese Medicine as taught in North America, acupuncture diagnosis is identical to Chinese Pharmacological and Herbal medicine diagnosis, and herbs are used in the treatment of most disorders. Much as in Western internal biomedicine, a TCM diagnosis is made by discerning patterns of disharmony based on an examination of the signs and symptoms of a patient. This intellectual analysis of signs and symptoms makes TCM theory especially well suited to the practice of Chinese herbal medicine.

 

Acupuncture Physical Medicine

Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) is a modern approach to acupuncture developed over the past twenty-five years by TSCA’s founder, Mark Seem, Ph.D. Inspired by French and Japanese meridian styles of acupuncture, and the trigger point teachings of Dr. Janet Travell, APM assessment and treatment takes as its basis the actual, physical, lived experience of illness or distress of a patient. Rather than a theoretical textbook diagnosis, APM assessment of a patient focuses on palpation of the body for myofascial constrictions, which Seem refers to as holding patterns.

Acupuncture Physical Medicine draws from Classical Chinese acupuncture in which a focus on acupuncture meridians is central. Acupuncture meridians are the pathways of energetic circulation along which acupuncture points are located. In Classical Chinese acupuncture, the practitioner looks for signs of over-activity or under-activity, and obstructions in meridian circulation, and then corrects the imbalances and blockages.

APM also draws from Western physical medicine and osteopathy, most notably as taught by the late Janet Travell, MD. In developing her trigger point teachings Dr. Travell was herself inspired by nineteenth century osteopathic and physical medicine practices of body palpation, which sought out the myofascial constrictions at the root of pain and dysfunction of the patient. By comparing and contrasting East Asian and Western perspectives, Acupuncture Physical Medicine encourages students and practitioners to move beyond textbook point locations and theory, to an ongoing exploration of the living bodymind of the patient before them.

 

Japanese Acupuncture: Kiiko Matsumoto Style

Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture, was developed by Kiiko Matsumoto over the past two decades in North America. KM style acupuncture utilizes a systematic, easy to learn, palpatory method which is designed to provide instant feedback. When using this system, a KM Style practitioner follows a palpation sequence, which both establishes a diagnosis and suggests several treatment options.

KM is largely defined by its use of a highly systematized method of palpation. Palpation is the ability to gain information through touch. This palpatory method evolved to an extraordinary level of sophistication in Japanese acupuncture for a very unusual reason. Since as early as the Edo Period (1602-1868) Japanese acupuncture was a profession practiced largely by the blind. This fact carries through to the present day in that one of the primary influences in the development of Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture comes from Master Nagano, a blind acupuncturist. Once learned, palpation becomes an easy to use method for obtaining instant feedback on the patients condition of health. The diagnosis and treatment strategies follow one another in one circular motion. Specific active reflexes suggest the diagnosis, and the treatments efficacy is established by changes in these same reflexes.

 

 

Esoteric Acupuncture / Chakra Acupuncture / Sacred Geometry Acupuncture

Esoteric Acupuncture is a form of acupuncture focused on supporting and assisting our own spiritual and energetic growth. It is primarily intended for those who are in good physical health already and are actively engaged in some type of spiritual, religious or energetic practice. It is also for those who have simply heard about Esoteric Acupuncture and feel drawn to having a treatment.

Esoteric Acupuncture uses patterns of points based on the principles of acupuncture, the Qabalah, the chakra system and traditional spiritual and energetic principles and wisdom, to actively assist us in our own growth. Whereas traditional acupuncture focuses on treating the body or the emotions, Esoteric Acupuncture works on a more subtle level to awaken our own inner potentials.

 

Biopuncture / Acupoint Injection Therapy / Mesotherapy

$80 OR 3 SESSIONS FOR $225

Acupoint injection therapy utilizes the injection of liquid medicine into acupuncture points to prevent or treat diseases. It is one of the more integrated treatment strategies available to us in the 21st century. It combines the actions of acupuncture with the pharmacological effect of Chinese medicinal herbs, homeopathic forumulas, vitamins, or biomedical pharmaceuticals. It uses hypodermic needle techniques at acupuncture point locations so as to produce successful clinical outcomes

It is also known as biopuncture or mesotherapy. Mesotherapy can target health and cosmetic applications including adipose (fat) reduction in the body and spot areas, skin toning, facial rejuvenation, and cellulite reduction. The targeted, safe, sterile formulas are introduced into the mesoderm just below the skin via thin, sterile hypodermic injection. Acupuncture points and symptomatic areas are utilized as injection sites.

 

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture (Face-Lift)

$140 PACKAGE of 3 for $420 ($30 savings)

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective treatment for renewing the face as well as the whole body. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around neck and eyes firmed.

Fine needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points on the face, neck and around the eyes to stimulate the bodys natural energies, or Qi. Since muscle groups are addressed as well the acupuncture points, the face lifts itself, via the acupuncture points, through the muscles toning and tightening action. The needles also stimulate blood and circulation, which improves facial color.

Benefits

Constitutional:

  • Improves acne (caused by hormonal imbalance)
  • Helps menopause, perimenopause, PMS and other GYN issues
  • Helps sinus congestion and headache
  • Improves hyper- and hypothyroidism
  • Reduces symptoms of toothache, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, and Bells palsy
  • Helps headaches (except severe migraine)
  • Treats diarrhea and constipation (most digestive issues)
  • Helps to eliminate edema and puffiness
  • Benefits eyes, ears and brain
  • Can help insomnia and dizziness
  • Helps depression and aids self-esteemFacial:
  • Improves collagen production and muscle tone
  • Helps reduce bags and sagging tendencies
  • Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
  • Helps reduce double chin and lift drooping eyelids
  • Improves metabolism
  • Tightens pores and brightens eyes
  • Increases local blood and lymph circulation
  • Improves facial color
  • Reduces stress and promotes total health and wellbeing

 

 

Chinese Herbal Formulas

The rich history of Oriental Medicine has yielded safe effective herbal formulas for many health targets. Formulas are quality controlled under GMP guidelines for consistency, safety, and bioavailibility. Sources include professional grade lines including Evergreen and KPC.

 

Homeopathic Formulas

We use a modern, validated branch of homeopathy called homotoxicology. Treatment targets are wide ranging including: pain, allergy, beauty, digestive, female issues, and more.

 

Gua Sha & Cupping (Ba Gua Fen)

Gua Sha is healing technique used throughout Asia. Gua means to rub or friction. Sha is the term used to describe congestion of blood at the surface of the body. When friction is applied in repeated even strokes, the sha surfaces as small red petechiae. In minutes the petechiae fade into echymotic patches. The sha disappears totally in two to four days. The color and rate of fading are both diagnostic and prognostic indicators.

The benefits of Gua Sha are numerous. It moves stuck blood, promoting normal circulation to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated. The patient experiences immediate changes in stiffness, pain and mobility. Normal metabolic processes are restored by the movement of fluids as nutrients are carried to the tissues and metabolic wastes are carried away. Because Gua Sha mimics sweating, it resolves fever.

Gua Sha cools the patient who is overheated, warms the patient who is chilled, nourishes the patient who is deficient, and clears the patient who is excess. Gua Sha is therefore considered an adaptogenic technique.

A care provider considers Gua Sha in any case of pain or discomfort, for upper respiratory or digestive problems, and for any condition where palpation indicates there is sha.

After Gua Sha, the patient is instructed to cover the area, avoiding wind and exposure to the sun or sudden change in temperature. Stretching is recommended but not a heavy workout on the day of treatment.