Initial Acupuncture Session

For first-time acupuncture patients (or not seen more than 6 months)

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 120 US dollars

Service Description

Acupuncture is a natural, effective and safe therapy that has stood the test of time for thousands of years. The goal of acupuncture is to establish a healthy balance (aka homeostasis) within the patient, by stimulating the bodies self-healing abilities and regulating the various internal systems the body relies upon. Homeostasis is essential for the optimal functioning of a person as a whole. As the body is guided into balance, the patient experiences more vibrant health, on all levels (physical/mental/emotional/spiritual). Generally speaking, acupuncture is tolerated exceptionally well and is a very relaxing experience, with virtually no unpleasant side effects. Your practitioner uses a minimal needle approach and is known for her incredibly gentle style of acupuncture. You may also opt for non-needle treatment of acupuncture points as an alternative. What to Expect: Your acupuncturist will familiarize herself with your health history before your initial appointment, upon completion of the required online forms. At your first session, you will discuss your history and health goals with your practitioner and she will propose a treatment plan for you. You will have a full acupuncture treatment during this first visit. In addition to traditional diagnostic methods, we often utilize a cutting-edge healthcare tool to measure and analyze the balance of how energy is flowing in your body and where it may be blocked. Note: It's completely easy, painless and totally fascinating! ​Treatment plans vary from weekly or monthly maintenance visits when your health is in good balance, to recommendations of multiple sessions per week for acute or long-standing, chronic conditions. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be easily adjusted to expose the lower legs and arms (where needles are often applied). Private acupuncture sessions take place in a cozy room on a massage table (heated to your level of comfort). Follow-up sessions will include a brief check-in, followed by a full acupuncture treatment. During your treatment, sterile, ultra-thin needles are used to stimulate the acupuncture points. The use of far-infrared/mineral heat therapy, near-infrared/red light therapy and/or topical herbal moxa may also be utilized. Add-on services are available for those interested in enhancing their treatments. These include cupping, gua sha or Reiki for an additional fee.