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Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and ancient practice that encompasses the use of fine, sterile needles, moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha along meridians and appropriate acupuncture points to treat disharmonies in the body. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling are integral to treatment as well. This whole person approach works with the body’s inherent self-healing mechanisms.

Initial Visit: $120 (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Follow-up Visits: $100 (1 hour)
Student, Senior Citizen, and Veteran Rate: $85 for Follow-up Visits.
Pediatric Rate (ages 13 and under): $75

Private Packages (can be used for families):
7 prepaid treatments for $575 (each treatment $82*)
14 prepaid treatments for $1,050 (each treatment $75*)
*Treatment Packages can include the longer “Initial Visit,” provided the package is purchased in advance of that visit.

Community Acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture at a lower rate. At Applepuncture, these non-private treatments take place in a large, peaceful room with up to 6 people receiving acupuncture at once. The acupuncture points involved are auricular points or points below the knees and elbows.

All Visits: $45 (1 hour)

Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications to enable health care providers to communicate with patients or other healthcare providers at different locations for the purpose of continuing or improving patient care. All sessions are case-by-case and individualized to meet your specific healthcare goals. Sessions include handouts and are designed to create supportive and affirming practices that strengthen the immune system and encourage the daily processing of our current situation. Electronic systems used will incorporate network and software security protocols to protect confidentiality of patient identification and imaging data.

Level 1 Package: $250 for 4 Private Sessions + 1 Group Guided Meditation

Level 2 Package: $450 for 8 Private Sessions + 1 Group Guided Meditation

Level 3 Package: $600 for 12 Private Sessions + 1 Group Guided Meditation

Cupping involves the use of glass or plastic “cups” that are placed on specific sites on your body. These cups create a vacuum through the use of heat or suction and, thereby, stimulate the flow of blood and qi to the area. Patients generally report that cupping feels like a deep massage. The suction usually creates a superficial circular bruise, as a result of stagnated blood and qi moving to the surface. The greater the stagnation of qi and blood, the more obvious the discoloration of the ecchymosis. This is a temporary and normal response that will disappear within a few days, as cupping and gua sha increase cellular turnover via the immune system.

45-minute session is $75 ; 30-minute session is $60.

Gua sha or “spooning” is a painless, relaxing therapy used to release tension and promote blood flow to specific areas. Similar to cupping, gua sha usually leaves some residual redness or “sha.” It is the same superficial bruising (subcutaneous ecchymosis) that occurs with cupping, except that it is not contained within a circle. Unlike deeper bruises with which we are most familiar, the “sha” or ecchymosis from gua sha is superficial and fades within 2-4 days. Instead of cups, a Gua sha tool creates more of a gentle scraping and feels like a massage.

45-minute session is $75 ; 30-minute session is $60.

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a non-invasive and natural approach to eliciting the skin’s own self-repair mechanisms and immanent health. It is administered in a 12-treatment series, with results lasting 2-5 years. The most significant outcome of the facial rejuvenation series is the experience of and resultant belief in your unique vitality and its radiance outward into our world.

Series of 12 treatments: $200/treatment OR $2000 for full package

A trigger point is a very tight knot in muscle tissue that causes a specific referral pattern of pain. For example, if you and your friend both have trigger points in your splenius capitus muscles, you will both have pain at the very top of your head because that is the specific referral pattern for that muscle. Acupuncturists, who are trained in Trigger Point Therapy, can release these knots using a special needling technique. Many patients, who are on the edge of getting surgery, do not realize their pain is coming from a group of trigger points. This therapy is truly a lifesaver for such patients and for athletes.

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Acupuncture involves therapeutic touch, massage, and pressure on prescribed acupuncture points. Amma is a powerful bodywork therapy that involves gentle massage in order to balance the meridian system.

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Electroacupuncture or “estim” is traditional acupuncture with the application of mild, pulsating, electric current to the acupuncture needles. Acupuncturists use estim when a patient’s condition would benefit from prolonged needle stimulation at certain sites of soft tissue injury or nerve damage. For example, we might use estim to promote stroke recovery.

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This treatment uses a specific dried herb called mugwort to warm acupuncture points and certain areas on the patient’s body when that is pertinent. Studies have shown that moxa creates a thermal as well as chemical effect on the body. To start, it increases white blood cell and platelet count. It is a wonderful therapy for any patient, and especially for patients with cancer symptomatology.

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