Initial Visit/ fees
What to expect at the Initial Visit:
Acupuncture has been practiced for 4000+ years and is designed to help your body systems attain balance and help your qi move smoothly. Contemporary acupuncture has elegantly refined this ancient art and applies the insertion of single use needles, as thin as a human hair into specific points along the body. After the insertion of the acupuncture needle you may be able to experience an immediate sense of relaxation or an awareness that constricted muscles or emotions are becoming unblocked.
Chi Nei Tsang harkens from a tradition even older than acupuncture. The ancient Taoist sages realized that oneness with nature and attunement with the subtle energies of the body could promote the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Psychic energy healing is accessed and both physical and emotional digestion is improved.
On your first visit you will be asked about your most recent health concerns and your history of wellness. Your questions, concerns and your personal story will be listened to intently in order to develop a Traditional Asian medical diagnosis. A pulse taken from both arms as well as a diagnosis of your tongue will further inform which organ systems or meridians will be most important to balance in your acupuncture treatment. Chi Nei Tsang will be primarily practiced on the abdomen, an area known to be directly related to the mind, emotions and all of the meridians of the body.
Before an Acupuncture and Chi Nei Tsang visit please be sure to eat a small amount of food so that you are not hungry or light headed. A large meal or copious consumption of liquid is not recommended either before or after the treatment. Proper hydration is however essential. Please refrain from vigorous exercise before and after the treatment. The sympathetic nervous system or fight or flight mode may not be able to transition smoothly to the relaxed parasympathetic system when we are hungry or have recently participated in intense activities. Alcohol and drug use (unless you are taking prescription medications) is to be avoided before and after acupuncture sessions. Please avoid getting acupuncture when experiencing a hangover as acupuncture will promote homeostasis by intensifying detoxification.
On the therapy table you will usually receive a 90 minute to 2 hour session at the first visit depending on your individual need based on diagnosis, body type, age and condition. Follow up sessions are one hour to 90 minutes long. Cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and massage may also be applied if necessary and after obtaining your consent.
Silver New Patient Visit: $200 for the initial hour and a half session with some additional massage as needed.
Gold New Patient Visit: $230 for an initial two hour session including thirty minutes of massage with the option of additional cupping treatment.
Chi Nei Tsang New Patient Visit 90 minutes: $185
Chi Nei Tsang Follow up visit one hour: $135
Follow up acupuncture sessions:
One hour acupuncture session (Blue Shield only covers one hour sessions): $125
75 minute acupuncture session with massage: $155
90 minute acupuncture session: $185
Complimentary massage and/or cupping, gua sha, shonishin, moxibustion and other Chinese and Pan Asian Medicine therapies are also available.
Please honor our 48 hour cancellation policy to free up space for wait-listed patients. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled visit for any reason will be charged 50% of a regularly priced visit.