Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and TCM Sessions...
Anyone from age zero to 100 can benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture. For thousands of years TCM has been a successful means to alleviating a broad spectrum of health issues. Book an Acupuncture/ TCM appointment with Licensed Acupuncturist, Matthew Love, and experience a noticeable improvement in your health.
Your first appointment will last about 1.5 hour and will cost $110. After your first appointment, your sessions will last about an hour and will cost $80 per hour. If you require herbs and or supplements, it will be an additional cost. Pricing varies since herbal prescriptions are very individualized.
Please Refer to Frequently Asked Questions Section below for More Information about Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture...
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM?
This is a healthcare system that began in China more than 2,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that body systems and processes are interrelated. TCM also has found that humans are interrelated with our own environment. TCM understands the body by using several forms of evaluation. One of the tools used for evaluation is detailed pulse-taking where the practitioner discerns the qualities of the pulse to check for imbalances in the body. Analyzing the form and condition of the tongue, face, ears and feet is also used to assess health deficiencies. Over the centuries, TCM has been used to treat even subtle health imbalances before physical problems can occur. Today, Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, exercise and breath therapy, diet and lifestyle counseling to regain balance and improve a variety of health conditions.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Think of herbal medicine as a chemical intervention and massage as primarily a structural intervention. Acupuncture, on the other hand, is primarily an electrical treatment. Why can we say this? To illustrate , think of what happens when the lights shut off in a given room of your house. You often go out to the garage to turn on a circuit breaker. The same is true when working with the "electricity" of the body. For example, if a person has strong headache the usual acu-points would be on the ankles or feet to alleviate the headache pain. Hence an Acupuncturist may need to affect different "circuit breakers" in the body to drain the excess "voltage" that is causing the headache.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Many people get so relaxed that they fall fast asleep during a treatment so it very rarely hurts. If you prefer , there are many treatments that do not require the use of a needle. These include Acu-pressure, cupping, application of Acu-pellets to name a few.
What Can I Expect during a Treatment?
Since sessions are very individualized, it's impossible to cover everything here. At the start of most treatments, you will have a thorough evaluation so that the Acupuncturist can assess your state of health. You will be able to comfortable lie down on a massage table during your session. You should dress comfortably; and some sessions do not require any clothing to be removed. Other sessions may require exposure of the back, arms or legs. As stated earlier, most people remain relaxed through out the treatment once the needles are inserted. After receiving acupuncture, you may need an herbal formula as an adjunct to the treatment for optimum results.