In an acupuncture session, patients complete a full medical intake and may be treated for a variety of conditions, including (but not limited to): back pain, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, mood disorders, women’s health issues, respiratory issues, hypertension, circulatory disorders, and dependence on drugs or alcohol. Acupuncture addresses disharmonies and gently brings the body into a state of balance, increasing vitality and improving the body's ability to heal itself.
Private acupuncture sessions may also include adjunct therapies such as cupping, moxibustion, guasha, TDP heat lamps, and tui na.
Issues with lack of proper motion in the back, neck, pelvis, hips, or other joints are behind many musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractic care can benefit many conditions, including but not limited to: back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, joint pain, sports injuries, herniated discs, arthritis, and pregnancy-related aches and pains.
At an initial chiropractic visit, patients will complete a full medical history and thorough physical exam before receiving safe, gentle chiropractic manipulation to restore proper joint mobility and pain-free movement. During the adjustment, a quick, direct force is applied to the affected joint. Patients may hear popping or cracking or feel movement at the joint.
At return visits, patients will complete a short, problem focused physical exam before receiving their adjustment.
Chiropractic + acupuncture
Combining these therapeutic modalities provides added healing benefits by approaching the patient’s condition from multiple angles and promoting better healing at a faster pace. Acupuncture targets the potency of pain signals, loosens the muscles, and stimulates blood flow to quicken healing, which in turn aids the chiropractic adjustment restoring proper joint alignment and range of motion.
When they are properly combined, chiropractic and acupuncture treatments can effectively correct imbalances, boost natural healing, and improve flexibility and energy levels.
Whether from posture, injuries, or emotional trauma, our muscles and fascia hold patterns. Manipulating soft tissue helps us release these patterns and live with more comfort and ease.
Treatments are highly individualized and can vary from clinical trigger point therapy and muscular rehabilitation to sessions that focus more on nourishing and grounding, incorporating medical massage techniques and acupressure to reduce anxiety and increase relaxation. While many sessions focus on pain relief and optimizing physical function, we also believe in the simple healing power of touch to promote ease and comfort. Sessions may also include cupping, guasha, or floor-based Shiatsu-style bodywork.
Cupping uses a vasopneumatic device to improve circulation, decrease back pain, remove toxins, and improve lung function. The suction pulls fascia away from the bone and helps to break up knots by flushing the area with fresh blood to repair and relieve inflammation in sore, stiff, or stagnant areas. Cupping may be included in any private acupuncture or musculoskeletal treatment.
Community acupuncture takes place in a room where other people are also receiving treatment. Community acupuncture is an affordable option, especially for conditions that require more frequent treatment.
Herbs help to bring the body into balance. In choosing an herbal formula, we will consider your medical history, physical symptoms, constitution, as well as any supplements or medications you may already be taking, and create an individualized formula for you. Herbal consults can also occur during an acupuncture appointment.
In a nutritional counseling session, patients will complete full medical intake and discuss diet and lifestyle. We will provide handouts, lists, or notes from the sessions. The nutritional guidelines derive from Chinese Medicine, with an emphasis on balance and the five elements.