Clinic Interns provide quality care under the supervision of a licensed faculty supervisor. We treat a variety of conditions including pain management, fertility, women’s health, colds and flus, digestive issues, stress, mental health, autoimmune conditions, aging support, pediatrics, and immune support.
Depending on your treatment plan, you may also be offered the following additional treatments: cupping, moxabustion, electro-stimulation and chinese herbs. The duration and cost of each treatment varies from one hour and $30.
Acupuncture uses hair-thin, single-use, sterile needles to stimulate specific anatomical points on the body. Needling acts to restore the smooth flow of ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘Chee’) in the meridians. Acupuncture is usually pain-free. Occasionally the patient may feel a slight stinging or distending sensation. Generally, needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes.
Cupping uses localized suction to draw up tissues, bringing blood to the localized area. By doing so, cupping opens up the circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving qi and blood flow to relieve sore muscles, tension, neck, shoulder and back pain.
Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. Electro-acupuncture is particularly relied upon for treatment of pain, flaccidity syndromes, paralysis due to stroke, and facial paralysis of various causes. These disorders often require extensive manipulation of the needles, for which electro-acupuncture serves as a useful substitute.
Herbal formulas use natural materials from plants, animals, and minerals to treat all nature of diseases. Herbal formulas are generally customized to treat each individual patient's constellation of health concerns. The pharmacy offers over 300 different herbs that can be made into teas, powdered formulas, and tablets. While herbs are a potent therapy, they exhibit few of side effects commonly found in Western pharmaceuticals.
Heat might be prescribed to improve blood circulation, the most common being Moxibustion. “Moxa” is made from the dried mugwort herb. Rolled and lit (“burning”), it can be applied indirectly either to the handle of the needle or rotated gently over the skin to apply heat.