Acupuncture is part of a rich tradition of Chinese Medicine that is more than 2,000 years old. In Chinese Medicine theory, your body is viewed as a complex system in which circulation flows and nutrients are distributed along specific channel pathways. When these channels are blocked, your system becomes unbalanced and undesirable symptoms or disease will manifest. During acupuncture treatments, ultrathin needles are inserted into your body along the channels where these blockages occur, with the goal of restoring optimal circulation and nutrient flow in your body.
What conditions can acupuncture help with?
Acupuncture is extremely helpful for many different conditions. Because Chinese Medicine looks at your whole system, seemingly unrelated symptoms may be part of one or two “patterns” your acupuncturist will diagnose and treat. Here are some common conditions acupuncture is used to treat:
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress, depression, and anxiety
- Fertility issues
- Perimenopausal symptoms including hot flashes, mood swings, and dryness
- Digestive issues such as IBS, acid reflux, nausea, abdominal pain, and constipation
- Pregnancy support including treatments for nausea, pain, and labor preparation
- Cold and flu
- Autoimmune diseases
- Concerns around skin and hair health
Facial Rejuvenation is a specialized acupuncture protocol that uses points on the face and body, as well as cupping and gua sha, to promote healthy circulation in the skin, even out skin tone and color, lift sagging areas and reduce puffiness in the face.
Schedule with FoRM’s Acupuncture specialists:
Dr. Ryan Minarik ND, LAc (sports acupuncture & dry-needling)
Hilary Constant LAc (traditional acupuncture & facial rejuvenation)
Natasha Colburn, LAc (traditional acupuncture)
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and cause minimal to no discomfort upon insertion. Once the needles have been inserted, many people feel a deep sense of calm and relaxation, some even take a nap!
This answer varies for each person and their specific health history and concerns. In general, the more chronic the concern, the longer it will take to treat. After a comprehensive intake and exam, your acupuncturist will recommend an initial treatment plan, typically 1-2 treatments for 2-6 weeks, and will reassess as needed, reducing the frequency of treatments as you make progress. Once you are feeling better, they will recommend monthly maintenance treatments to maintain the balance in your system and to prevent new concerns from appearing.
An Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation session, which includes facial acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha, is $120 per session. At the first session, there will be an additional new patient fee of $60. Since we recommend a series of weekly treatments for the best results, we offer discounted package pricing- an 8 package treatment is $860 ( 10% discount), and a 12 treatment package is $1150 (20% discount).