Qi. Prana. Breath. Oxygen. These words describe the vital force that animates life within each of us. Qi was originally defined as “life force” or “vital air” in ancient Chinese (like oxygen!). Blood and oxygen travel along pathways in the body like a river, bringing nourishment and liveliness to every muscle, tissue, and cell. When imbalance occurs in the body, this qi and blood can get blocked, like a dam obstructing the proper flow of a river. This can lead to excessive build up in certain areas of the body causing pain, and/or to a lack of resources in another area causing weakness or fatigue. Acupuncture is effective at eliminating this type of blockage and restoring the smooth flow of oxygen (or Qi) in the body. When our qi is flowing free and easy, we are happy and healthy. Acupuncture is also used to sedate the nervous system and encourage the restorative, deep healing we normally get from rest and sleep - which makes it a wonderful antidote to stress. New Patient Fee: $135 for ALL first time patients (will include first service in the visit).
Acupuncture session: $80 / 60 minutes (may include cupping, bodywork/massage, meditation, heat, or essential oils) Cupping or Gua Sha session: $45/25 minutes
Maxed-out Mama? Try the "SuperMom" session - a restorative 75 minutes of acupuncture, gliding cupping, essential oil therapy + a mini gua-sha facial. $95.
Chinese herbal formulas play an integral part in the healing process. Whereas acupuncture can affect the body from the outside, herbs can affect the body from within. Often with internal, stubborn, or chronic syndromes, herbs are indispensable to the treatment, as they can evoke a biochemical change in the body. Herbs are administered in one of three forms (pill, liquid tincture, or powder) and chosen specifically for you. Herbs are very safe to use and have the potential to correct many problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue, poor digestion, hormonal imbalances, headaches, pain, infertility and more. Herbal Consultation: $55 / 30 minutes (price does not include cost of herbs)
Nutrition & Food Therapy
Dietary therapy has historically been a major pillar of Chinese medicine. For internal or systemic problems, cleaning up the diet and eating in a balanced, nourishing way is fundamental for establishing good health. Each type of fruit, vegetable, grain, meat, nut has unique, therapeutic properties. I help you with individualized dietary guidance, and let you know which foods you should eat more of or eliminate according to your constitution. Learn about what to eat for cleansing and weight loss, better digestion, allergy elimination, stronger immunity, or exhaustion & stress. A healthy, whole foods diet is an essential component of living a long and fulfilling life. In some cases, food alone is not enough. We can customize a supplement regimen for your short-term or long-term nutrition needs.
Nutrition Consultation (In office & Skype sessions available) : $135 for new patient consultation, $95 / 60 minute follow up, $55 / 30 minute follow up (price does not include cost of products or supplements).
*Discounts are always available for treatments purchased as a package of 4 or more.