These treatments take place in our community room in a reclining chair alongside other patients. Needling is kept to points on the arms and legs and occasionally head or abdomen. Community acupuncture is effective for pain, headaches, neuropathy, seasonal allergies, colds and flus, stress, digestive issues, menstrual issues, chronic inflammatory conditions, and continued maintenance of any symptom. These treatments are an affordable option to allow for multiple treatments per week.
$35* + cost of herbs
We are big advocates of herbal medicine and its efficacy in balancing the body’s systems and underlying disease patterns. An herbal medicine regimen allows for an individualized treatment that is a part of the patient’s daily routine, helping to speed up the healing process of most conditions while quickly reducing external symptoms. A week's worth of a granular formula, similar to instant coffee, is mixed in our clinic and dispensed on site. A follow-up visit with your provider is recommended to track your progress and to make adjustments to your formula as your condition improves.
These treatments are held in a private room allowing for more one-on-one time with your acupuncturist. Private acupuncture is most often utilized for more severe health issues or acute pain conditions where access to the back, hips or shoulders is necessary. A variety of additional modalities can be used which are not available in the community setting, including essential oils, cupping, moxabustion (a type of heat-therapy) and heat lamps. Initial visits are more in-depth and cost $95; follow up visits are $75.
STRUCTURAL BODYWORK & Rehab
Provided by Nathan, these sessions address muscular dysfunction through myofascial release and can help remove blockages that occur on a deeper level with meridian-balancing techniques and acupressure. A session includes active / passive stretching and self-care exercises are given for continued improvement and awareness. There are many factors that can disrupt and block the free movement of blood, nervous and vital energies. A bodywork session with self-care helps bring these elements back into relative balance within a positive growth-centered framework. Please wear comfortable workout-type clothing as treatments are done over clothes.
LMT Kate Fruchey uses firm, yet gentle, techniques to promote circulation, ease stress and tension and most importantly, encourage relaxation. This type of massage utilizes gliding strokes and cross-fiber friction using oil or lotion directly on the skin, so clients will undress to the level of their comfort and be draped accordingly.
These treatments also incorporating a wide range of techniques including Craniosacral therapy, Acupressure, Reflexology, and Tui Na, in order to best meet client needs.
Performed by LMT Kate Fruchey - Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that promotes comfort and restoration by easing areas of tension and supporting the function of the central nervous system. It is incredibly relaxing, and offers clients’ a chance to unwind mentally as well as physically through a series of holds, light compression, gentle traction, and passive supported movement. Most craniosacral sessions will incorporate additional techniques such as tui na, acupressure, and reflexology. This work is performed over clothing, so please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
Therapy sessions can address a wide range of afflictions including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, trauma, and just not feeling right but not quite knowing why. The focus of therapy is to bring awareness to patterns that may be negatively impacting the client’s life and to discover how the relationship with others and his or herself influences thoughts, emotions and behaviors. All sessions are held in a private room equipped with white-noise machines in order to keep conversation confidential. We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Sheild PPO.
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Cupping - is a physical treatment using a suction technique to release muscle and fascia in order to improve blood and fluid circulation. It is generally used to treat muscle tightness and pain as well as chest congestion due to the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis.
Moxibustion - is a heat based therapy that helps increase circulation and has an invigorating effect on the body. Moxa is an excellent therapy for menstrual disorders, injuries, disorders of the blood, and general deficiency. Cupping and Moxa sessions occur in one of our private rooms and lasts 30 minutes.
Ear Acupuncture ($15) - a simple, quick, and effective treatment for issues that require high frequency of acupuncture treatment, including addiction support, food cravings, chronic mental/emotional issues, and more. It includes a very brief intake of simply main complaint, then a protocol of only ear acupuncture points to help resolve this complaint. This is meant to be an adjunct treatment to accompany a full treatment strategy and more thorough initial analysis from your acupuncturist.
*First time visits are more thorough and carry an additional charge