Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine still in use, dating back over 3,000 years. It can be used to treat both acute and chronic ailments, strengthen the immune system, as well as to relieve pain. Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of extremely fine needles into specific acupoints along the meridians (energetic pathways) of the body. The insertion of the needles signals the body to correct imbalances, and restore health and well-being. Insertion is painless and most patients report a deep sense of relaxation during their treatments.

Acupuncture- New Patient Consultation and Treatment 90 minutes $110.00
Acupuncture – Return Patient 60 minutes $75.00
If you require 2 or more acupuncture treatments per week, the cost is reduced to $65.00 per session.

Pediatric Acupuncture

Many parents are turning towards natural approaches for their children’s healthcare. Children tolerate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) very well. Within the realm of TCM, and depending on the age of the child, traditional acupuncture needles may not be used. The needles used are as thin as a cat’s whisker and are virtually painless, but if children are frightened of needles, needle-less treatments are available through the use of laser, cupping, guasha and Tui Na. Also, children tolerate ear seeds and press beads very well. Acupuncture benefits common childhood complaints including stomach aches/ GI issues, headaches, immune function, anxiety/depression and much more.

Children ages 5-10 – 30 minutes  $37.50
Children ages 11+  – 60 minutes  $75.00

Acupuncture is commonly used for the following:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Problems
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Common Cold
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Depression
  • Dermatology
  • Facial Acupuncture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Infertility
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Aches
  • Natural Healing
  • Neck Pain
  • Nutrition
  • OB-GYN
  • Pregnancy
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Skin Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Problems
  • Wellness

Laser Acupuncture (Needle-Free)

Laser acupuncture is a noninvasive technique involving the stimulation of traditional acupoints, with low-intensity, non-thermal laser irradiation. Patients may request laser acupuncture instead of traditional needles at no extra cost. Laser acupuncture is non-invasive, aseptic, painless, and safe because no heat is generated during the procedure.

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture $120.00

This form of Acupuncture practice is a safe, natural alternative to many invasive, painful cosmetic procedures. It has been shown to erase fine wrinkles, reduce deep wrinkles, firm the skin, jawline, and bags under the eyes, improve skin condition, and develop a more youthful appearance- all without needing to resort to invasive plastic surgery.

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture has been developed by Dr. Martha Lucas, PhD. LAc, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory. This is the only cosmetic treatment that has therapeutic health effects. This protocol was featured in "O" magazine in the June 2010 issue. Patients must come in for 2 treatments a week for a minimum of 5 weeks for best results. Each individual responds differently to treatments, and most individuals see visible results after 6 to 7 treatments. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, and sunbathing will require more treatment.

Reported benefits of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture include improvement in the fine lines of the face and a diminishing effect on deeper wrinkles, moisturized, softer skin, improved muscle tone and firmer jaw line, and reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne.

*In conjunction with acupuncture, other modalities may be included specific to your treatment, including cupping (moxibustion), far and infrared mineral therapy.

Cupping/Moxibustion $45.00

Cupping therapy utilizes specialized suction cups which create a negative vacuum on the skin. Cupping is generally used to treat painful areas, especially on the back and extremities. It is also used to to relieve colds and the flu, skin disorders, high blood pressure, and headaches. A trained therapist decides which type of cups are appropriate for each client based on their main complaint, history, and constitution. The vacuum from the cups comfortably pulls up on the skin and surrounding muscle tissue, which pulls up old blood, internal pathogens, and traumas. This suctions increases micro perfusion to the area, restoring proper circulation and relieving pain. Sometimes marks from the cupping treatment area left on the skin and usually disappear within 1-10 days. These marks are unlike bruises, as they are not tender.

At SNWC, a cupping session will consist of a brief intake, cupping, and may also include ear seeds or press needles. This generally takes around 30 minutes. Ear seeds and press needles stimulate acupressure points even when the client is not on the table for a session. Cupping sessions can be optimized by adding pressure points to extend the treatment. Ear seeds are carefully placed on pressure points on the ear and can stay on for up to a week. Press needles are tiny needles on adhesive material which are placed on specific acupuncture points on the body. They can stay in place for up to 48 hours.