About Acupuncture Care

Your acupuncture treatment is so much more than just the needles. Your treatment begins with a comprehensive health intake. We then work with you to create an integrative treatment plan that encompasses lifestyle, diet, exercise, herbal remedies and, of course, acupuncture.

While many scientists and doctors are researching the exact way acupuncture works, one thing is very clear - it DOES work! Acupuncture restores and maintains your health by redistributing energy flow. Everybody has a balance point - a point where healing takes place and illness is inhibited. Rather than seeking treatment after you have succumbed to illness, you can prevent many illnesses through regular acupuncture care.

It is best to come in after having eaten a light snack. Coming in on an empty stomach or completely famished could contribute to feeling dizzy after your session. If possible, wear loose comfortable clothing.

We try to have you feeling as comfortable as possible throughout your session. We play relaxing spa music or guided imagery meditations during your treatment. You will have plenty of time before we begin inserting needles to ask questions. All of the acupuncturists at the Apothecary do our best to explain why you may be having symptoms or issues, as well as what we are going to do to help you.

Your session should not be painful. Some people describe a feeling of heaviness or vibration. You might feel pulling, pulsing or even slight twitching. These are all manifestations of your energy flowing. All dis-ease begins with a lack of energy flow, so our main goal is to get you un-stuck!

During your session, we will educate you about the best food and exercise for your specific constitution, as well as home remedies and techniques so that you can continue your healing with self care. While there is no exact science to how long your acupuncture treatments will last, we usually recommend that you come in for at least six visits. If you have been suffering from a chronic condition, you can estimate that it will take one month of weekly visits for each year you have been suffering. For acute conditions, treatment is usually much shorter.

First visits last from 75-90 minutes. Follow-up visits are 55 minutes.

Initial Visits: $150

Follow-Up Visits: $100