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 75 minutes $110.00
Acupuncture – Return Patient 60 minutes $75.00
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 0-10 New Patient Consultation and Treatment 60 minutes $72.50
Children ages 0-10 Return Patient Treatment 30 minutes $37.50
Children ages 11+ 60 minutes $75.00
Acupuncture is commonly used for the following:
- Breathing Problems
- Chronic Fatigue
- Common Cold
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Facial Acupuncture
- Muscle Aches
- Natural Healing
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Skin Problems
- Sleep Disorders
- Spinal Problems
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.
Cosmetic Acupuncture $120.00
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a technique that can be utilized for facial rejuvenation by helping to increase localized collagen and blood flow to the tissue. When acupuncture is used in this way, microtrauma to the local area can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and plump the skin. In addition, texture changes due to increased blood flow can help to reduce the appearance of aging skin. It is also a great treatment to help reduce inflammation such as acne, rosacea, and minor skin irritations. Cosmetic acupuncture requires a commitment of at least 10 visits as this is a non-invasive procedure which naturally helps the skin to heal and revive.
Results are cumulative and require time to reach each person's individual goals. In addition, other Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols may be used and vary by patient. It is also a great way to keep skin youthful and healthy before we start to see those signs of aging.
Reiki 30 min for $45
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing system and involves the chakras and subtle energy bodies. It is used to promote health and wellness. Every treatment is an individual experience based on where you are in your life. It is a non-invasive treatment where you relax fully clothed as the practitioner assesses your current imbalances and works to rebalance your chakras, help clear energetic stagnation, and create a smooth flow with the subtle energy system.
Chakras are like scanners that assess our environment without us really thinking about it. Phrases like "I just had a gut feeling" or "You could cut the tension with a knife" are all assessments of the situations we find ourselves in. The chakra system is like a guidance system or GPS that helps us with getting through life. At times we find ourselves in the negative situations where the chakras no longer filter information well. Reiki is a simple way of cleaning those filters.
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.