minimally invasive, maximally restorative
Your body is a network of infinite connections
Optimal health occurs when these relationships are unimpeded. Naturally, life presents us with many things that interfere with our natural equilibrium, including excess stress, lack of sleep, poor diet or hydration, genetics, climate, parasites, environmental toxins, viruses and trauma. Acupuncture aids the body in restoring homeostasis by fine-tuning the immune, circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems and organ function. By tapping into the body's natural inclination toward healing, the benefits of acupuncture are not only symptomatic relief, but improved overall health and the prevention of illness. While it is best recognized in the West as an effective treatment for pain, its benefits are far broader since it restores balance among all the body's systems. So, while acupuncture can certainly target specific symptoms, it's true power lies in its capacity to increase wellness by lowering tension and encouraging dynamic communication between the physical, mental and spiritual components of the whole person.
What does an acupuncture treatment look like?
There is great variety in the ways different providers practice acupuncture. During our intake, I will ask a lot of questions about the way you feel and the way your body functions. After that, I turn to other diagnostic tools that tell their own part of your story, including your pulse, tongue, abdomen and other objective palpatory findings. I select points based on all of the information I've gathered, and tend to use between 4 and 12 needles, averagely. If you have never received acupuncture before, I will take extra time to educate you about the process before we begin. For those who prefer not to receive needles, as well as for patients with certain conditions, I use an array of other techniques including non-insertive point stimulation, moxibution, guasha, cupping and gentle bodywork to achieve our goals for treatment. Click here to learn more about what to expect from acupuncture sessions.
The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, and are best achieved when administered frequently. To make this a reality for as many people as possible, I accept many insurance plans, which I can bill on your behalf. For patients without insurance, I accept FSA and HSA cards that cover acupuncture, and offer a 50% discount to those who identify as indigenous/native American and ADOS (American Descendants of Slaves) in an effort to make natural medicine more accessible.
Your health is the best investment you can make.