Acupuncture

Acupuncture

OFFERED MONDAY & THURSDAYS 7am-8pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Acupuncture is a safe and highly effective therapy for almost any illness you can imagine.  Some examples that are common to use acupuncture for are: all pain conditions, depression/anxiety, fertility and/or OBGYN issues, and for athletes it can provide a competitive advantage.  This list is by no means comprehensive; rather, it lists the most common reasons.  Feel free to inquire if acupuncture can help you if you’re unsure!

HOW TO BOOK

You can book a session online through the appointment scheduler below. If you’d prefer you are also able to book over the phone by calling 310-499-3876

Tools of The Trade

This intervention is a specific type of acupuncture treatment where the needles are inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points. It is often very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming and, essentially, a more fluid treatment.

Electric Stimulation

This intervention is a specific type of acupuncture treatment where the needles are inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points. It is often very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming and, essentially, a more fluid treatment.

This intervention is mostly commonly used in Sports Medicine and Pain Management. Small cups are placed on the skin and a suction effect elicits the healing response. Cupping helps reorganize fascia to soothe pain and increase range of motion. Cupping will leave small circles on the skin for a few days, but is completely painless.

Cupping

This intervention is most commonly used in Sports Medicine and Pain Management.  Small cups are placed on the skin and a suction effect elicits the healing response.  Cupping helps reorganize fascia to soothe pain and increase range of motion.  Cupping will leave small circles on the skin for a few days but is completely painless.

A more intense intervention than cupping. Oil is applied to the skin, and a specialized Jade tool is pressed and dragged along the muscles to reorganize the fascial planes, increase blood flow and range of motion, and reduce pain. Gua Sha is used in pain management, sports medicine, post-bacterial/viral infections, and cosmetic facial care.

Gua Sha

A more intense intervention than cupping.  Oil is applied to the skin, and a specialized Jade tool is pressed and dragged along the muscles to reorganize the fascial planes, increase blood flow and range of motion, and reduce pain.  Gua Sha is used in pain management,  sports medicine, post-bacterial/viral infections, and cosmetic facial care.

The application of heat over needles or areas of pain. Mugwort, a very common botanical, is burned to create heat. Moxa has been used for a variety of maladies, but is commonly used in OBGYN, fertility, insomnia, and anxiety/depression treatments.

Moxibustion

The application of heat over needles or areas of pain.  Mugwort, a very common botanical, is burned to create heat.  Moxa has been used for a variety of maladies, but is commonly used in OBGYN, fertility, insomnia, and anxiety/depression treatments.

This intervention is a specific type of massage used to consolidate acupuncture treatments. Virtually every patient will experience various techniques of tuina depending on the reason for their visit.

Tuina

This intervention is a specific type of massage used to consolidate acupuncture treatments.  Virtually every patient will experience various techniques of tuina depending on the reason for their visit.
Actual seeds are placed at special locations on and in the ear for up to 7 days. They are rubbed between your fingers to elicit an effect on the nervous system, and thus can be used to treat most maladies. The intervention is mild, safe, effective and painless.

Ear Seeds

Actual seeds are placed at special locations on and in the ear for up to 7 days.  They are rubbed between your fingers to elicit an effect on the nervous system, and thus can be used to treat most maladies.  The intervention is mild, safe, effective and painless.

What To Expect

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a doorman who will ask for your name.  He’ll check you off his list, and send you up an elevator to the 8th floor.  You’ll be greeted by reception if I’m with a patient, or by myself if I’m free.  You might have a few moments to use the restroom, have a drink, fill out some paperwork.  Then, I’ll bring you to the treatment room and we’ll typically chat for a while about why you’re coming.  We’ll take it from there slowly, and everything will be explained to you before any treatment is applied.

What To Wear

We can provide you with shorts and a T-shirt.  If you would feel more comfortable in your own clothes, please feel free!  Depending on the reason for your visit, you might be asked to expose your back, but we will always work within the confines of your own comfort.  You will never be asked to do anything that makes you uncomfortable.

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