What should I know before my first treatment?
Do you take insurance?
I don't accept insurance at this time. I understand cost is a deciding factor for many. For those interested, I offer a package of 6 sessions at a reduced price per session ($75 instead of $85) and community acupuncture (offered on 1st and 3rd Saturdays) on a sliding-scale fee of $35-$55.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine that involves inserting fine needles in the body, used to alleviate pain and treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
How does it work?
The needles stimulate nerves in the body to turn on it's own healing system. The body is gently guided towards balance and homeostasis which results in alleviation of stressors commonly found in our bodies.
Does it hurt?
No. You may have some subtle sensations during your treatment, but pain isn't typically one of them.
How big are the needles?
The thickness is half that of a human hair.
What does Acupuncture treat?
So many things! Here is a list of common reasons people seek our care:
Do you offer community acupuncture?
Yes! I offer this service every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Community acupuncture is a way for me to offer affordable health care to everyone. This service is provided at a sliding-fee scale of $35-$55. You pay what you can. No questions asked! I can treat several conditions during Community Acupuncture. However, to receive the full benefits of Acupuncture with Rachel, I recommend private sessions, where we delve further into your needs and offer you the full extent of Chinese medicine. At this time, cupping, moxa, tui na (Chinese massage) and herbal consults are not offered during Community Acupuncture. Please note, during Community Acupuncture, you will be treated in a room with other patients, relaxing by the fireplace.