We invite you to call (503) 446-2836 to speak to John Kozel, our clinic manager, for more information or to discuss the treatment that is right for you.
Acupuncture is a complete medical system with roots that are over 3,000 years old. It is the most extensively used form of medicine in the world and effectively treats everything from back pain to hormonal conditions. From a traditional perspective, life energy or "Qi" flows through channels in the body. Sickness and pain are a manifestation of the Qi not flowing correctly. A licensed acupuncturist can insert fine needles into the skin at precise points to help the body re-balance this flow.
From a Western perspective, the channels correlate to the anatomical pattern of a connective tissue called fascia, which conducts electricity and directs hormones and other signaling molecules to specific parts of the body. Qi can be considered the amalgamation of these hormonal cascades and electrical gradients as they are effected by acupuncture.
What to expect for your first treatment?
The appointment will begin with an initial health consultation where we will discuss your overall state of health, your goals for treatment, and any questions you may have about acupuncture. We will then look at your tongue and feel your pulse for more information about your health. Once we have a clear understanding of your body, we will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and begin a full acupuncture session.
Most people find acupuncture to be extremely relaxing and comfortable. The needles used to perform acupuncture are 20 times smaller than the hypodermic syringes used by your doctor and create little to no sensation upon insertion.
How often will you need to come in and how many treatments will you need?
The treatment frequency and total number will depend on the severity, nature, and duration of the problem. Most patients show significant improvement in 2-10 treatments.
Rates for an Acupuncture Session
Initial Session: $120 (90 Minutes)
Subsequent Sessions: $100 (60 Minutes)
Pregnancy and Acupuncture
Pregnancy can be filled with a variety of aches and pains from hemorrhoids and morning sickness to back pain and constipation. Acupuncture can alleviate much of this physical discomfort. It can also address the anxiety and depression that sometimes accompanies pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
In order to insure the comfort of our pregnant patients during treatment, we offer an electric lift table and a custom maternity table
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Always let your practitioner know if you are pregnant prior to starting treatment.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine provides effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders including fatigue, anxiety, IBS, allergies, infertility, skin disorders, arthritis and much more. In addition, it can assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.
Chinese Herbal Consultation Rates
45 Minute Herbal Consultation (price of herbs not included): $50
Combined Acupuncture and Herbs Session: $120
Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage
Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are two of the most popular types of massage in the United States. Swedish Massage involves the use of hands, forearms, or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion. Deep Tissue Massage is primarily used for sports injuries and to relieve chronic pain, and it generally involves more tension and pressure than Swedish Massage. Your appointment will be tailored to your physical situation and your goals for the appointment.
Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage Rates
60 Minute Massage: $100
90 Minute Massage: $140
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is used to help you relax, ease tense muscles, relieve stress and anxiety, heal damaged soft tissue throughout the body, and promote sleep. According to recent studies, hot stone massage may also boost immunity, relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, and decrease cancer symptoms.