Acupuncture is the use of very fine needles inserted into the body to produce a therapeutic action. It directs harmonious flow within the body, allowing the individual to heal from injury and illness, and prevent further disease. It addresses the mind, body and spirit as a unified whole to effect deep and lasting change.
Conditions we treat.
As a holistic medicine, acupuncture can be highly effective in addressing both symptoms and the underlying cause of disease. This helps to ensure lasting change and long-term resolution of your condition. We address a variety of concerns, including:
PTSD & Trauma
Grief & Loss
Allergies & Asthma
Cold & Flu
Menstrual Disorders and Infertility
What to expect at your first appointment.
An initial consult will typically take up to an hour and a half, while follow-up treatments are usually scheduled to fill a 60-minute timeframe. Jen will ask questions about your primary health concerns as well as your overall health. Feeling the pulse and examining the tongue are both used as diagnostic tools. After the needles are inserted, you will typically relax for 20-40 minutes. Often, both acupuncture and Reiki are incorporated into the same treatment to reinforce the beneficial effects, but Reiki is also available as a standalone treatment. Depending on the individual patient and condition, other techniques may be utilized after the acupuncture treatment.
Please prepare for your appointment by wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Be sure to eat prior to your appointment, and-as always-nourish yourself with plenty of fresh water.
Stream-line your first appointment by completing the following intake paperwork in advance, and bringing it to the initial consult.
A little history.
Acupuncture is part of a complete medical system based on Chinese medical theory, which has been developed and refined for over 2000 years. This theory extends to guide dietary, lifestyle and activity choices, all of which fall into our practice. The use of small diameter, solid needles minimizes the invasiveness and discomfort while allowing the practitioner to promote balance within the body.