Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Monday-Friday 7am-9pm and Saturday 10am-2pm

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

Simply click the button below to get started.  We’ll ask you to answer a few simple questions about who you are, and then you can book a time that is convenient for you.  If you prefer, you can call me directly to book at 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

You’ll park in the parking lot outside Building 343, and then come upstairs to Suite 200 (there is elevator access, and we are wheelchair accessible).  After a brief sit in our comfortable waiting room, Terrence will come greet you and guide you back to his office.  You’ll sit in a big, blue, comfy chair and speak about what brought you in.  Then, depending on your particular needs, you’ll lie down on a cozy massage table with cotton sheets (no noisy table paper here!).  Terrence will then start a painless acupuncture treatment tailored to your body, and your comfort levels.  You might even fall asleep on the table!  Terrence can either stay in the room with you, or give you the space all to yourself until the end of the treatment.  Then, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and focused.

What To Wear

We typically provide you with shorts to wear, but if you would feel more comfortable in your own clothes, please feel free!  It’s best to wear loose, comfortable clothing.  Exactly where on your body you receive acupuncture depends on a number of factors, but the most important is that you feel comfortable.  We strive to make sure you are always in charge of the treatment and there is always an alternative if an area is inaccessible for any reason.

Healing

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