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 the importance of oneness with nature, including the nature of self.  Attuning oneself with the subtle energies of the body through quiet awareness and breath can promote the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.  One’s own psychic healing potential may be accessed in a deep Theta state and in this space both physical and emotional health have greater potential to improve.  In this way a Chi Nei Tsang session is like a silent, hands on guided meditation.

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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.

Fees/Rates:

Now Accepting All Forms of Insurance as a Participating Provider.  We do the billing for you.

Gold New Patient Acupuncture  Visit: An initial two hour session including thirty minutes of massage with the option of additional cupping treatment:  $230

Silver New Patient Visit: The initial seventy five minute acupuncture session with some additional massage as needed:  $200

Follow up Visit of Acupuncture and Chi Nei Tsang 90 minutes:  $200 

75 minute acupuncture session:  $155

Additional 30 minutes of acupuncture massage or modalities (heat lamp, cupping, TENS/electro-stim, gua sha):  $30

Chi Nei Tsang Follow up visit one hour:  $125

Massage: Therapeutic Acupressure or Swedish one hour:  $125

Complimentary massage and/or cupping, gua sha, shonishin, moxibustion and other Chinese and Pan Asian Medicine therapies are also available at new patient and follow up acupuncture sessions. 

Please mention it is your birthday week for a $25 reduction of fees.  Refer a friend for $25 reduction in fees.

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.