Here at Lotus Holistic Wellness, we practice a gentle approach to Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, treating the individual as a “whole” that addresses the entire body, mind, and spirit of the individual. Your health and wellness are always a priority and we would be honored to be a part of your journey to optimal health.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient art of holistic medicine that has been practiced for over 5,000 years in China. It uses specific points on the meridian systems of the body to treat many health conditions, such as headaches, back pain, the common cold, arthritis, and many others. Commonly used in combination with herbs and other modalities, acupuncture is a gentle and effective medicine.
During your acupuncture treatment, sterile, single-use “filiform” acupuncture needles that are the diameter of a human hair, are gently inserted into specific acupuncture points on the body. These points, through neurochemical signaling, send messages to the body to facilitate pain relief, improve circulation and immune function, support the regulatory role of internal organs and help balance the body’s meridian systems. Acupuncture can also be applied by several non-needle techniques, including acupressure, auricular seeds, and magnets, all within your comfort level. Acupuncture does not have to be painful or uncomfortable to be effective.
(Includes Evaluation, Exam, and Acupuncture or Acupuncture Treatment -90 min)
FOLLOW-UP Acupuncture Treatment…$75
(EVAL & TREATMENT with Acupuncture or Acupressure 60 MIN)
Tui Na (Oriental Medical Massage)
Tui Na is not the typical “relaxation massage”. Tui Na (pronounced “twee-nah”) is an ancient type of therapeutic medical massage derived from the Chinese words ‘Tui’ meaning to push and ‘Na’ meaning to grasp. Based on the fundamentals and traditions of Traditional Chinese Medicine channel theory, it uses various techniques to balance the body’s meridian systems and improve the free flow of “Qi” and blood flow along the meridians. Tui Na uses acupressure and massage techniques like kneading, rolling, pressing, shaking/vibration, rocking, stretching and others, to stimulate the meridians and acupuncture points. Tui Na can be beneficial for musculoskeletal pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, insomnia, and more. A session of Tui Na massage may vary from thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the patient’s needs and condition, and no need to undress! Tui Na is traditionally performed fully clothed. May also be combined with other therapies, such as an acupuncture session, cupping, herbal medicine, etc.
TUI NA Initial Visit…………………….….$125
(Includes Evaluation & Tui Na Treatment)
Tui Na Follow-Up Treatment:
30 Min Treatment…………………………….$65
(INCLUDES 15 MIN EVAL+30 MIN TREATMENT=45MIN)
60 Min Treatment…………………………….$85
(INCLUDES 15 MIN EVAL+60 MIN TREATMENT=75 MIN)
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (APIT)
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy combines the principles of acupuncture medicine and modern injection therapy using natural substances, such as vitamins, homeopathic solutions and herbal medicine extracts to balance and promote healing in the body. When these solutions are combined with specific acupuncture points, the body benefits from both the stimulation or activation of the acupuncture point and from the injection therapy.
B-12 can help the body’s systems, including fatigue, reduces inflammation, cognitive/memory impairment, depression, gastrointestinal conditions, supports a healthy nervous system, promotes red blood cell formation and pernicious anemia, and circadian sleep conditions. Often combined with other homeopathic injectables to aid in the healing of tissues and reduce inflammation/pain.
B-12 …………………(Injection Only) $35
(Injection w/Acupuncture or Tui Na Treatment)
Homeopathic Injectables are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as musculoskeletal pain, joint discomfort, muscle spasms, arthritis, stiffness in the joints, loss of function, and sprains/strains.
Injection w/Acupuncture or Tui Na Treatment ……………………………$25
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine uses using a wide variety of botanical and medicinal substances to help balance and nourish the systems of the body. Herbal Medicine has been practiced for over 5,000 years. With humble beginnings in China, herbal medicine spread throughout other countries including India, South America, and Egypt. Herbal medicine is made from a variety of botanical substances, such as plants, fruits, bark, roots, shells, minerals, seeds, and more. Your Herbalist may prescribe Herbal Medicine ranging in many different forms, such as Teas, Tinctures, Granules, Pills, Topical patches & sprays, and more.
Cupping Therapy is a technique that uses suction within the cup to move out local Qi and blood stagnation within the meridians and soft tissues of the body. Cupping works by “drawing” the skin and superficial muscle layer into the cup. Cupping also relaxes the muscles, relieves muscle spasms and pain, releases scar tissue and adhesions, and detoxifies by encouraging drainage of the lymphatic system. Cupping Therapy is not just for athletes, but can be very beneficial for many everyday conditions, such as back pain, muscle spasms, restricted range of motion, improved blood flow and promotes healing in the soft tissues, and more.
Gentle & effective homeopathic remedies to balance the body with the philosophy of “like cures like”. Homeopathy treats the body by using minute doses of natural substances to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are made from diluted plant extracts and botanicals, minerals, or other organic substances found in nature. Homeopathic medicines can be used in various forms, including pills/tablets, creams, injectables, salves, sprays, liquid drops, and patches. Homeopathic Medicine is a gentle and safe way to support the healing processes along with Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui Na, Nutrition, and other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities.
Auricular Acupuncture & Ear Seeds
In Chinese Medicine, the ears represent a “microsystem” reflecting the entire body. When these points or areas are stimulated with needles, ear seeds, or even acupressure, they affect the entire body, not just the ears. Here are some of the special techniques we use to stimulate these auricular points:
Auricular Acupuncture (with traditional acupuncture needles)
Auricular Acupuncture uses traditional acupuncture techniques with very small sterile, single-use “filiform” acupuncture needles that are the diameter of a human hair to stimulate these areas on the ear. This is frequently done in conjunction with your regular body acupuncture treatment or some prefer to have just an Auricular Acupuncture Treatment.
Ear Seeds (non-needle)
Ear Seeds are a gentle, non-invasive, safe, and effective modality used to stimulate acupuncture points on the ears. Ear Seeds consist of tiny plant seeds, beads, or pellets that stick to the surface of your ear with adhesive tape. When pressed, these points stimulate the points and in turn, help to balance the entire body. These are “take home” treatments that are traditionally kept on for a few days – it’s like having an acupuncture treatment every day without leaving home or interrupting your busy schedule! A great option for first-time acupuncture patients and chronic pain.
EAR SEEDS …………………….…$25
(EAR SEEDS ONLY)
Nutrition from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective
Nutrition is an essential part of your health and well-being, inside and out. Most individuals are familiar with the Western nutritional perspective or have been on a “diet” at some point in their lives. Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition (OM Nutrition) and Western nutrition are similar in the concept of supporting the body’s natural function and prevention of disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition focuses on supporting your overall constitution and treating disease through your everyday diet. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and channel theory, OM Nutrition is prescribed based on your overall evaluation, preferences, allergies, and overall nutritional needs from a Chinese Medical perspective. Supplementation of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, herbal preparations and medicines, diet recommendations, and additional lab testing may be recommended for your overall optimal health and wellness.
Gua Sha is a beneficial therapy in Chinese Medicine that uses a special tool to gently “scrape” or massage the skin to move out stagnation, increase blood flow and facilitate healing in the soft tissues of the body. Gua Sha can be beneficial for those with sore muscle areas and deep muscle knots. It works by stimulating oxygenated blood flow to the area, promoting metabolic cell repair, and regeneration that facilitates healing and recovery.
GUA SHA ………………………………………..……$40
(GUA SHA TREATMENT ONLY)
Acupressure is a non-needle acupuncture treatment that uses gentle pressure instead of needles. Based on the same primary principles and treatment as a traditional acupuncture session, your treatment is based on your evaluation and medical needs. When gentle pressure is applied to the acupuncture points along the meridians, these points, through neurochemical signaling, send messages to the body to facilitate pain relief, improve circulation and immune function, support the regulatory role of internal organs and help balance the body’s meridian systems. Great for those who are looking for an alternative to needles.
Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation