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Follow-up treatment (repeat treatment)
Initial visit includes
Eastern tongue and pulse diagnosis
Acupuncture or electro-acupuncture treatment
Accessory Technique: Tui Na, Cupping, or Gua Sha (See below for more detail)
Please be prepared to stay for 1.5 hours on the first visit
Things to consider before arriving for your
Make sure to eat something light an hour or two before arriving
• Try to avoid the intake of caffeine or pain medications
• Wear loose fitting clothes
• Bring a list of medications you are taking
Acupuncture Packages available:
New Patient: Initial treatment and 3 repeat treatments
Returning Patient: 4 repeat treatments
New Patient: Initial treatment and 5 repeat treatments
Returning Patient: 6 repeat treatments
New Patient: Initial treatment and 9 repeat treatments
$715 ($80 savings)
Returning Patient: 10 repeat treatments
$675 ($75 savings)
New Patient: Initial treatment & 11 repeat treatments
$830 (save $115)
New Patient: 2 Initial treatment & 18 repeat treatments
$1400 (save $190)
Returning Patient: 12 repeat treatments
$790 (save $110)
Returning Patient: 20 repeat treatments
$1200 (save $300)
Accessory techniques are used in conjunction with the needles to
enhance acupuncture's therapeutic effect.
Techniques include electrical stimulation acupuncture, Chinese style massage, Gua Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion. The incorporation of specific food choices ad Chinese herbal medicine are imperative for the continued movement of "qi" or energy, which is activated by the needles.
Moxibustion uses heat to warm acupuncture points, and can be done during an acupuncture treatment or as a stand-alone treatment in conjunction with the needles. The moxa (dried mugwart, a medicinal herb) is lit, and burns like incense. The combination of the heat and the and the medicinal qualities of the moxa stimulates circulation and balances the flow of qi. The most common way to perform moxibustion is in the form of a moxa stick. The practitioner lights a cigar-like stick of moxa and holds it near the skin until that area is warm. Variations include small sticks of moxa in a barrier or "pot" that is laid on the skin, or molded moxa placed on the needle.
Electrical Stimulation (E-stim or acu-stimulation)
During an acupuncture treatment, the needles can be attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. This device can adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition the patient is being treated for. E-stim acupuncture uses two needles at a time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously. This technique is a popular and effective clinical application for pain.
Chinese Style Massage (Tui Na pronounced "Tway-Na)
Tui Na is a Chinese-style massage performed before or after an acupuncture treatment. Tui Na is different than a Swedish style massage, as its techniques are more vigorous. It involves manipulating the tissue with intention to free course the qi in the body and relieve stagnation or pain.
Cupping is a suction technique done to alleviate pain and release toxins (sha) held in the body. Fire cupping is the most common form of cupping. To do this, the practitioner uses a round glass cup with an opening between 1-4 inches. A flame is briefly put inside the cup to heat the air. The flame is then removed and the cup is quickly placed on the skin. As the air cools inside the cup, a partial vacuum is created and the cup sucks onto the skin.
There are multiple cupping techniques that can be used.
Stationary cupping: One or multiple cups are placed on an area of the body.
Sliding Cupping: Oil is applied to the skin and cups are then put on. The practitioner will then slide the cup over desired area of the body.
Flash cupping: A cup is placed on the skin and immediately removed which causes a suction "pop" or "kissing" noise (which is also why this technique is called "kiss" cupping). Each technique can vary in intensity and pressure.
In each case, the vacuum inside the cup pulls on the skin to create the therapeutic effect. Single or multiple cups can be used with each technique.
This technique is used to alleviate pain and release toxins held in the body. This can cause the temporary discoloration of the skin we call 'sha' that can last 1-4 days.
(pronounced “gwa shah”)
Gua Sha, Is similar to cupping, both techniques aim to bring the 'sha' to the surface of the body. Cupping works through suction; Gua Sha works through friction.
Gua Sha, is used to treat pain, remove toxins, improve circulation and move stuck qi. Gua Sha is done after an acupuncture treatment, usually to the neck, shoulders or back. Oil is applied to specific areas and gently scraped (without breaking the skin) with a smooth tool like a spoon, piece of jade or stone. The strokes follow the direction of the ribs and spine, and leave distinctively long, temporary red patches on the skin.
After cupping or Gua Sha, there is often a dark mark left on the skin. This mark is called “Sha.” The Sha may appear darker, reddish, or even purple. It resembles a bruise or abrasion in appearance, but it isn’t exactly either of those.
Traditionally, the Sha marks are indicative of toxins leaving the musculature and coming to the surface. This sha can last for up to 4 days.
*Make sure that you explain to friends and family that the marks on your body are a result of a common TCM technique. Reassure them that the area doesn’t hurt, and that your body’s reaction is perfectly normal.