If you have already scheduled your first appointment, awesome. You will soon receive a welcome email from me with additional info along with your New Patient paperwork which you'll bring with you at your first session. Also, feel free to read below for more info on what to expect.
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What should I know before my first treatment?
I strive to be available to patients and to provide meaningful care. In respect for this intention and in consideration of others who also need appointments, the following cancelation policy has been put in place: Cancelation Policy. Please familiarize yourself with this policy before your first visit.
For your first treatment, be sure to bring your filled out New Patient paperwork, wear loose, comfortable clothing and eat something at least one hour before. Your first treatment will last approximately 80 min, with all others lasting 60 min.
The first half of your session, we will chat about what brought you in. We will then come up with a plan and decide what therapies will benefit you for that day (acupuncture, Chinese medicine, somatic/embodiment practices, ritual, spiritual practices, reiki).
You will either be lying on a comfy massage table or sitting on a padded chair, with relaxing nature sounds (or in silence-you choose), and dim or no lighting.
We will end the session discussing next steps for you and the healing journey you are on. I often offer tools to assist your journey (books, videos, journaling, etc).
Please reach out with any additional questions. I look forward to seeing you!
I am a cash-based practice and do not take insurance.
I accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and offer packages of 6 or 12 sessions at a reduced price per session.
Students receive a discounted price of $50/session.
I also offer a sliding-fee scale for those in need. This is an honors-based system and is meant to help serve patients who are experiencing financial strain. E-mail me to start the conversation: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
You may have some subtle sensations during your treatment (heavy, floating, buzzing, mosquito-bite feeling) but pain isn't typically one of them. The needles are half the thickness of a human hair and are solid.
Chinese Medicine is a thousands of years old medicine based out of China. It's rooted deeply in qi/energy of the body and uses certain tools to help balance that qi. Common tools I use in clinic include:
Chinese medicine treats lots of things! My niche is the emotional and spiritual world, although I do take on other clients on a case by case basis. Here is a list of common reasons people seek chinese medicine:
Somatic means "relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind". Embodiment means being fully present in your lived experience. These therapies are used to help your body safely identify and release trauma, old patterns and stagnation. They assist the person in remembering how to be and stay grounded in an efforts to continue to live from that place. There are several types of therapies. Of them all, I tend to use body scans, guided meditation, ancestral healing, spirit guides, the chakra system and reiki. Sessions are generally spent on the table, eyes closed or taking a soft gaze, as you are guided through visualizations and tuning into subtle sensations in your energy field and physical body.
Reiki is a hands-on energy therapy used to tap into qi or universal energy. To perform reiki in a clinical setting, you receive training from a reiki master and are initiated into the medicine. It has a long history dating back to biblical times and is used for any imbalance in the body (physical, emotional, spiritual). If you are curious, it's probably for you! Sessions are spent on the table, eyes closed or taking a soft gaze, as I lay my hands on your body at different chakras (head, throat, abdomen, hips). It can be done in conversation or complete silence.