New Patient $20 discount ($140)
Regular rate $160 for one hour
Acupuncture, Cupping, Chelsea Home Office. I request verbal consent before I administer each technique. You are never out-of-control under my care. I will honestly tell you what to experience and whether I highly recommend you breathe through a technique you are fearful of or decide to abandon it because it is not essential to our goals. Acupuncture visits may require six to twelve visits to realize the benefits. I will continue to study new techniques in acupuncture styles (there are over 200 international styles: Chinese, Japanese, British, French Canadian, Vietnamese, Korean and Ayurvedic). The supreme medicine of course is eating plenty of organic vegetables and fruits -(your refrigerator is your medicine cabinet) exercising, and having positive thought vibrations.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine therapy that is backed by a large body of scientific research. Insertion of hair-thin needles into your body relieves pain and treats disease by restoring the normal flow of Qi (pronounced "chee"), the energy or life force that flows through the body.Research finds acupuncture combined with moxibustion and manual therapy effective for the relief of neck pain. Several mechanisms explain the effects of acupuncture. It stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins, mobilizes the immune system, and activates natural opioids in the brain that relieve pain and promote sleep. Acupuncture also triggers the release of neurotransmitters and hormones that positively affect health.Though it is most often used to relieve pain, acupuncture's wide-ranging effects make it a useful therapy for conditions affecting the digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, and more.
When you undergo acupuncture treatment, you lie comfortably upon a deluxe therapeutic table, while disposable single-use needles are placed by a licensed acupuncturist at strategic locations that connect with deeper organs and tissue elsewhere in your body. The needles are so thin that you barely feel more than a slight pinch or tingling sensation. For the patient's comfort, I use the more expensive Seirin Japanese needles and technique primarily for Japanese and Chinese styles of acupuncture. However, I use thicker Chinese needles for the Trigger Point, Sports Medicine and Neuro-Functional styles with electric stimulation.After needle insertion, the lights are lowered and soft music is played to encourage healing relaxation. During a treatment, which lasts approximately 60/75 minutes, I may slightly twist the needles occasionally to "grab" the Qi or utilize electro-acupuncture on several of the needle pairs, or apply moxibustion technique to stimulate the movement of Qi further. I also offer traditional air cupping and Vietnamese Gua sha (pronounced "gwah sah" rubbing up the stagnant energy from the superficial muscle tissue).Some conditions clear up with one or two acupuncture treatments. However, chronic health concerns may require multiple sessions 6 to determine whether further treatment is beneficial.Please note: Regarding two techniques only: turning a breech baby and labor inducement are within the legal regulations for a licensed acupuncturist in NYS and I certainly am trained in these techniques; however, these services require an additional $20,000 rider for obstetric coverage to the basic malpractice insurance; therefore, I do NOT do these two specialized treatments. There are other professionals who specialize in obstetric acupuncture who either have this rider to protect themselves from a lawsuit or are legally carefree. Please contact these natal specialists for these pre-natal goals.
First Visit 75 minutes Includes intake forms, mandatory arbitration forms, evaluation and acupuncture or comprehensive treatment (comprehensive treatment may include acupuncture, manual therapy, Gua Sha, cupping, exercises, stretches, far-infrared light, moist heat) . Please arrive on time, there is both evaluation and insurance paperwork to be filled out.
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