What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture works to rebalance the body’s energy and prompt the release of natural chemicals to stimulate healing and promote relaxation.

It can help you with general wellness, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, headaches, pain (chronic and acute), insomnia, fatigue, allergies, immune function, and so much more.

Acupuncturists use many modalities to relieve a patient’s symptoms, such as needle insertion, electro-stimulation, herbal medicine, food therapy, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, ear seeds, and more.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat many conditions and symptoms including, but not limited to:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Allergies
  • Chronic and acute pain disorders
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Digestive issues (diarrhea, constipation)
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • And so much more

Do you accept insurance?

I currently am in the process of working with insurances to become an approved provider.

What should I know for my first visit?

  • Eat a light meal within 4 hours of receiving your treatment. 

  • Refrain from caffeine or alcohol before your appointment

  • If you track your food, I would love to see what a week’s meals typically look like for you (drinks, snacks, meals, etc)

  • Loose fitting clothing is recommended

  • It is helpful (but not required) to bring any recent lab results, imaging, or other records that pertain to your condition

  • Make sure to have a list of any medications or herbal supplements you are currently taking

  • Have your new patient paperwork done before your appointment

  • Arrive about 10 minutes before your initial appointment so we can make sure all the necessary paperwork is filled out

What can I expect from my treatment?

  • During the initial intake and diagnosis we will discuss the treatment plan with you. It could be a variety of modalities from acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, etc. 
  • Most patients feel minimal to zero pain when needles are inserted, depending on the location. Areas with less tissue (such as hands and feet) can be a little more sensitive. However, needle insertion should never feel unbearable. 
  • Your treatment could provide immediate relief, depending on the severity and length of time you have had the problem. However, typical results are not seen until 4-6 treatments in. Remember – we are working to treat the root. The problem didn’t happen overnight, it won’t immediately disappear overnight. 

What are the risks of acupuncture?

  • The most common adverse effects are bruising or bleeding after a needle is removed. Bleeding can occur but is usually easily controlled. Bruising is less common. 
  • Other risks (which are rare) include: infection, syncope, injury to organ (such as pneumothorax), or bent needle if a patient moves during treatment

Are you curious about acupuncture but
unsure if it’s right for you?

I offer a variety of services beyond just acupuncture, such as red light therapy, cupping, herbal consultations, auricular therapy, etc. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how acupuncture can benefit you and decide if it’s the right choice for your health needs.