East Asian Medicine. Traditional & Esoteric Acupuncture.
East Asian Medicine is the name of a body of healing work that includes the vast spectrum of modalities utilized within the scope of practice of Licensed Acupuncturists. As an East Asian Medicine Practitioner I utilize a wide variety of techniques to help meet your health and wellness needs. These may include the following...
Acupuncture - The insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific acu-points on the body. The needles stimulate the movement of Qi (your body’s “energy”) along pathways in your body called Meridians (areas of higher concentrations of Qi.)
Moxibustion - The warming of acu-points and areas of the body using the fibers of Artemesia argyii. The herb fibers can be prepared in a number of ways, the end products are called “moxa,” moxibustion is when moxa is burned to warm the skin or acupuncture needles.
East Asian Body Work - The use of Chinese Massage (Tuina) to address minor musculoskeletal and energetic complaints.
Qigong - The focusing of Universal Qi throughout acupuncture meridians to aid in the
strengthening of your own Qi and assist the renewal of your health.
Dietary & Lifestyle Consultation – The use of Chinese Medical Theory to offer dietary and lifestyle suggestions to help meet your healing goals.
Acu-Sonics - The use of tuning forks, singing bowls and sound to harmonize your energy field. These tools are used above or directly on your body and often at acupuncture points to allow their vibrations to attune your own subtle energy.
Additionally, I may also use guided meditation, mentoring, Healing Craft & Shamanic Medicine techniques to further enrich your healing process.
Any of the above may be selected based on your presenting signs and symptoms… and of course your comfort level! For more information about any of the modalities we offer, please feel free to email your inquiries.
East Asian Medicine modalities are covered by most health insurance plans. As of September 1st, 2015 I will no longer be accepting In-Network insurance. I will provide appropriate Super-Bill and session receipts for you to submit to your provider for Out-of-Network reimbursement.
Insurance Disclaimer: Having insurance benefits is not a guarantee that acupuncture services will be covered by an insurance company. Clients will be responsible to pay all denied claims.
What to Expect:
First Office Visit (FOV) The FOV is scheduled within a 90-minute block. This time is used to gather information, enough to create a complete diagnostic picture of your current state of health and constitution. To consolidate the interview process, consider arriving ten minutes early to your appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. This will allow more time for your treatment!
During your FOV we will conduct a full health review via inquiry. If you choose, you can schedule a medical intuitive session just prior to your East Asian Medicine/ Acupuncture treatment. These assessments help to create a unique treatment plan specific to your intentions, expectations & needs. If your focus changes throughout our work together, we can revisit your initial intake to redirect our focus moving forward.
Return Office Visit (ROV). Each follow up visit will be scheduled at 60 minutes. The duration and frequency of your treatments will depend upon the nature of your presenting condition & your treatment goals. At your FOV we will discuss this as part of your treatment plan.