Acupuncture Follow-Up

Follow up appointments will last one hour in duration and aim to maximize relaxation and the body’s ability to heal itself. The provider may use multiple modalities in one session, such as a combination of body acupuncture and cupping, for treatment. Each appointment will be customized to the patient's needs in order to better treat disorders and reduce overall stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture Initial Evaluation

This initial session is a 90-minute evaluation of your overall health, areas of pain and inflammation, and circulatory disposition. The provider will review your past medical history, goals for treatment, and will conduct an examination. A personalized treatment plan using one or more modalities (including moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha) will be created and followed to achieve treatment goals.​​​​​​​



This 3,000-year-old therapy, which comes from traditional Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of very then needles into the body at strategic points. Acupuncture can help decrease stress and depression symptoms and sooth the mind. Increased blood flow to target areas can reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.


A form of alternative medicine, cupping utilizes cups to create localized suction on the skin. Improving blood circulation to the skin stimulates healing and has wide ranging benefits. Cupping is an excellent tool for athletes or active people prone to injury.

Gua Sha

This therapy, originating from traditional Chinese medicine uses a smooth-edged tool to stimulate the skin. The practitioner strokes target areas using the tool which creates a "lifting" effect. Stimulating the skin in this way promotes blood flow and reduces inflammation. It is similar to procedures used by chiropractors and physical therapists to increase blood flow to joints and connective tissue that receive less blood flow than muscle tissue.


Mugwort leaves are dried and ground into small pieces (becoming moxa), which are burned near target points on the body. This treatment is used to alleviate headaches, muscle stiffness, and fatigue.