Initial Visit/ fees
What to expect at the Initial Visit:
Acupuncture has been practiced for close to 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.
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 Chinese 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.
Before an acupuncture 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. Also, please refrain from vigorous exercise before and after the treatment. The sympathetic nervous system or fight or flight mode has a hard time shutting off when we are hungry or recently participated in intense activities. Alcohol and drug use (unless you are taking prescription medications) is to be avoided before and after acupuncture sessions.
On the acupuncture table you will receive an hour to two hour acupuncture session depending on your individual needs based on diagnosis, body type, age and condition. Cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and massage may also be applied after obtaining your consent.
Silver New Patient Visit: $185 for the initial hour and a half session with ten minutes of Gold New Patient Visit: $200 for an initial session including thirty minutes of massage with the option of additional cupping treatment.
Future treatments are $125 for an hour session or $165 for an hour and a half session with thirty minutes massage which includes cupping, gua sha, shonishin, moxibustion and other Chinese and Pan Asian Medicine therapies.
Reduced Fees: Please request to join our loyalty program for reduced fees.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled visit for any reason will be charged 50% of a regularly priced visit.