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 ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine are systems of healing that go back thousands of years and have many billion patient success stories. It involves inserting incredibly thin sterile, single-use needles into the body at very specific places to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and stimulate your body’s own innate healing. Acupuncture theory believes these points follow pathways and meridians that run all over your entire body, which is why a point on your hand can treat pain in your neck. When these channels get blocked our body's nourishment and vitality are also blocked. By needling acupuncture points, we can clear these obstructions restoring the natural flow and bringing the body back into balance. While many people are scared to try a therapy that involves needles, most people don’t feel the needles, or may only feel a quick pinch as the needle goes through the skin. Once the needles are inserted, people often report feeling very relaxed or even euphoric, falling into a restorative sleep during their treatment.

 

Acupuncture is safe, effective, and a natural approach to managing pain and a broad range of symptoms and diseases. It is not uncommon for someone to come in for back pain, and over the course of their treatment report better sleep and digestion, in addition to resolved back pain. This is because we treat the whole person and not just their symptoms because everything is connected. Modern research has found that acupuncture promotes healing by improving blood circulation, reducing local inflammation, and relaxing tight muscles.  Acupuncture relieves pain by re-establishing communication between damaged tissues and the central nervous system.  By stimulating muscles and neurons acupuncture is able to re-establish proper balance, improve posture and reduce pain. It also affects your brain chemistry, improving our mood and stress by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels, our “happy” chemicals.

EAST ASIAN HERBAL MEDICINE

Herbs can help improve or supplement health for everyone, but especially patients who have hard to diagnose problems or syndromes. Unlike western herbs, East Asian herbal formulas are usually a blend of many herbs that are customized to treat the individual person and their specific ailment.  There are many ways to administer herbs: a decoction, which is typically bulk herbs that are boiled into a soup or tea, granules, dehydrated herbs that are in a powder, or capsules/pills.  
TESTIMONIALS

I can 100% attest she has helped me tremendously with migraines, dizziness and nausea. I mean game changer. I was looking for alternatives to medication and never knew how much acupuncture really works until Margaret got a hold of me. She loves what she does and it shows in how she treats her patients! 

Anna Freeland McGrath

Margaret is a caring, attentive practitioner. I always feel listened to when I explaining my symptoms. She is a great acupuncturist and has a lot of knowledge about changes I can make at home to help support my health. Her treatments leave me feeling relaxed and grounded and ready to take on the day!

Alecia Hansen

CUPPING

Cupping is a traditional therapy where cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Cupping is kind of like a reverse deep-tissue massage. This suction loosens muscles, and can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, well-being, and cleansing toxins from the blood.     

 

GUA SHA 

This age old healing modality involves using a tool (usually stainless steel or copper) and scraping the skin.  In traditional Chinese Medicine, "Gua" means to scrape and "Sha" refers to the red skin rash (petechiae) that rises up as a result of the scraping.  This modality helps break up fascial adhesions, increase blood flow, decrease pain and inflammation.  

 
MENU OF SERVICES & FEE SCHEDULE 

Initial Consultation: 1-1.5 hours- $60.00

  • Tongue Evaluation

  • Pulse Diagnostics

  • Acupuncture Treatment

  • Herbal Recommendations, as appropriate

  • Cupping or Gua Sha, as needed

  • Treatment Plan

  • Educational Materials

 

Follow-Up Consultations: 1 hour - $60.00

  • Tongue Evaluation

  • Pulse Diagnostics

  • Acupuncture Treatment

  • Herbal Recommendations, as appropriate*

  • Cupping or Gua Sha, as needed

Cupping Only: 30 minutes - $50.00

  • Traditional Fire Cupping

  • Patient Assessment & Evaluation

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