At CoreAcu, every treatment is personalized to support your unique constitution and healing journey. Together, we can listen to the messages from your body with curiosity and let your inner physician guide us in restoring balance to your whole self.
A system of health care with roots that are at least 5,000 years old, with 3,000 years of recorded clinical traditions, acupuncture is a time tested, natural, safe, and effective medicine. It supports the body’s own natural ability to facilitate and promote healing, encouraging health and wellness.
Five Element Acupuncture addresses the whole person and spirit by diagnosing and treating the root cause of disease. The ancients observed how the fundamental elements of creation (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) manifested life's natural order. When the five elements present within us in a balanced and harmonious state, we experience health, well being, and the joy of living.
Treatment plans may also include various other types of acupuncture.
Acupuncture can be effective for:
Massage therapy assists the body in eliminating toxins, edema, or puffiness by gentle stimulation, stretching, or draining techniques. This effectively reduces muscular tension, adhesions, and ingrained pain patterns, which in turn affects the central nervous system promoting soft tissue release and increased blood flow.
Specific modalities are adapted with pressure and techniques designed in accordance with each specific patient needs.
Massage therapy can help to:
People who consistently receive massage therapy often report:
I am trained and experienced in a wide range of bodywork modalities that may be incorporated to your acupuncture or massage session as needed.
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash or check, as well as Visa, and Mastercard. A Receipt of Payment with diagnostic and procedural codes will be provided in order to submit it to the appropriate insurance company for reimbursement or application towards the deductible. If there are any questions please refer to your insurance provider. Gift certificates are also available.
According to the ancient philosophy and teachings, all living things are animated with “Qi” or life force. Acupuncture addresses imbalances in the system by accessing the flow of Qi through points on the meridians.
Meridians are pathways in this energetic system that are similar to rivers flowing throughout the body. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ which has its own specific energy that relates to the five elements, or phases, of energy known as fire, earth, metal, water and wood.
Since our health issues do not appear overnight, it becomes clear that true integrated healing requires a gradual addressing of old pain and injury patterns. Though some patients may experience very rapid results, consistent treatment may ultimately provide the most long-lasting healing and relief with internal harmony.
Needles used in acupuncture are about as fine as a human hair. They are pre-sterilized stainless steel and disposed of after each use. This eliminates any risk of infection. They penetrate only a few millimeters under the surface of the skin.
Patients are unique in their response to the sensation of the needles. There may be a temporary stinging sensation, a feeling of warmth, a dull ache, or a wave of relaxation.
Acupuncturists train and test in “Clean Needle Technique” and must be certified and licensed to practice.
If a client prefers to not have needles, needle free options are available.
Treatment combinations of reflexology, craniosacral massage, essential oils, acutonics, muscle testing, and moxa can be equally beneficial.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is also an option for treatment. This is a form of psychological acupressure based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments but without the use of needles.
The course of treatment varies with each individual and is dependent upon the severity of symptoms and overall health history.
Deep rooted foundational symptomology may take longer to resolve, although usually some aspects of the overall health picture will begin shifting within a few treatments. Initially, people might come for treatments once a week or every two weeks for a month or two. As the system starts to balance, treatments will be spaced further apart.
Some people find that monthly treatments keep them feeling at their best. Others may benefit from appointments that coincide with the change of seasons, or when there’s a particular physical or emotional stress in their lives.
Patients response to treatment have reported:
Cupping is an ancient Chinese healing modality which causes local congestion using a partial vacuum placed on the skin with either heat or suction.
When the cups are left on the skin a blood statis is formed and localized healing takes place.
Cupping has been found to activate the lymphatic system and relieve toxins in the tissues which helps to clear veins, arteries and capillaries.
Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.
As part of the treatment, an herb called artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) may be used and is commonly referred to as Moxa.
Moxa is used to gently heat acupuncture points which promotes increased movement of energy.
Smokeless Moxa is also available if a patient is sensitive to the aroma.
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash or check, as well as Visa, and Mastercard.
A Receipt of Payment with diagnostic and procedural codes will be provided in order to submit it to the appropriate insurance company for reimbursement or application towards the deductible. If there are any questions please refer to your insurance provider.
Gift certificates are also available.