East Asian Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, hair-thin sterile, single-use needles into specific points along meridians that transverse the body carrying along Qi (vital energy) and blood. Viewing the body as a whole, if there are imbalances; excesses, or deficiencies in these meridians and/or their associated organs, symptoms may arise. These imbalances can occur due to internal factors such as emotions and diet.  They may also arise due to external factors such as climate, lifestyle, trauma, or stress. By treating the root, or constitutional cause, symptoms will, over time, resolve.  

Initial Visit - $125 (90 minutes)

Follow Up - $100 (60 minutes)

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is performed using a soft-edged tool such as a porcelain soup spoon or a specialized stone tools. In Gua Sha, a lubricant or a liniment is applied to the body and then a tool is used to rub along your skin. The result is the skin turning red or the appearance of petechiae (small red dots). Gua Sha stimulates the immune system, improves circulation, relieves chronic pain, diminishes fatigue, relaxes tense muscles, and improves mental clarity. 

Moxabustion

Moxibustion is an early form of focused heat therapy. Moxibustion is the placement and burning of the herb Mugwort (also known as Artemisia Vulgaris) at or above specific acupuncture points to produce a warming sensation. Mugwort when heated helps to increase circulation and promote a smooth flow of blood and energy throughout the body. 

Cupping

Cupping therapy uses cups made from either glass, plastic, or bamboo, which are placed on the skin through a gentle suction. The suction of cupping facilitates the release of tight soft tissue, loosens connective tissues, and helping to break up stagnation. It also helps to increases blood and lymph flow to skin, muscles, and connective tissues. 

Cupping pulls stagnant blood and other bodily fluids up to the surface of the skin and away from the injury so that healthy circulation can be restored to the affected area. The stagnation becomes visible as it is drawn to the surface of the skin's surface creating the circular marks of varying shades or red/purple. The marks are often confused as bruising but are the result of different mechanisms. For most, the marks will disappear within 3 to 5 days but on rare occasions can either disappear instantly or last for a few weeks.

Stand Alone Session - $50 (30 minutes)