In my practice, I utilize a software program called AcuGraph® Digital Meridian Imaging™. This system analyzes the energetic state of your body’s meridians and provides you with a computerized documentation of your scan. I use this technology along with traditional diagnostic techniques to create efficient and effective treatment plans and to monitor your progress towards optimal health.
I created my practice with the philosophy of bringing insight and balance to your health from within you. I believe optimal health is achieved through partnership between the patient and their provider. I am here to educate and serve my patients in order for their body to heal and re-balance naturally on its own. I have naturally intuitive ability (hence the name of my business) to adapt to the needs of my patients listening to them and gauge what their body needs for optimal health.
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I have been in practice for over 7 years and is certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2009. I specialize in chronic pain management and hard to resolve health issues from stress related aliments to metabolic dysfunctions. I'm also trained in the Mei Zen System® Cosmetic Acupuncture (meaning “beautiful skin”) which safely increases energy and blood flow to the face causing a lifting effect using the body’s own collagen and elastin to diminish the signs of aging.
Intial session (90 minutes): $90
An in-depth health history is taken followed by an initial diagnosis and treatment plan, acupuncture and/or other adjunct therapies are used and diet and lifestyle recommendations are provided at the end of the session.
Follow-up session (60 minutes): $70
Follow-up appointment generally run 60 minutes which includes a follow up intake to evaluate progress of treatment and address new issues as needed.
Initial consultation and first treatment: $150
An in-depth health history and facial analysis is taken followed by initial treatment and recommended treatment plan.
Follow-up Cosmetic Session (60-minute session): $100
This consists of follow-up assessment and before and after pictures are taken to monitor progress.
Before entering the field of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I spent 12 years in the natural foods industry assisting customers with vitamins and supplements as well as educating them on general nutrition and natural food choices. I also was a fitness instructor for six years. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Exercise Science at Mesa State College, my sites were on getting a Master's in Nutrition. When looking into nutrition programs, I felt there was something missing. I wanted to work with whole food nutrition and supplementation but I could see that even that wasn't enough with the customers I served. Then, I met an Acupuncturist at one of the stores I was working at the time. He held educational classes for our customers about Chinese Medicine and how they treat the body as a unique ecosystem of energy to maintain balance for good health. The light bulb turned on! This was what I was looking for! We are more than just a biochemical reactions from food, water and exercise; we are fundamentally energy and without that foundation there's nothing to build or rebuild from for optimal health. And the rest is history....
Education is key when you are looking for anyone health and wellness field. You can certainly Google what certifications are for various field but the gold standard for Acupuncture is the NCCAOM, the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This certification is given only to providers for completed at least a three-year Master's level education and clinical training from an accredited school or approved apprenticeship program.
Secondly, any seasoned Acupuncturist can explain what Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is and how it is used to treat conditions that concern you. This medicine is complex and typically we use analogies to illustrate the fundamental principles. Regardless of how they explain it, you should have a sense that the provider is confident in their expertise and can fully answer any of your questions.
Lastly, the best measurement if an Acupuncturist is the right fit for you is to receive an initial exam and treatment from them. This is a hands-on field of medicine; use all your five senses to evaluate their personality, touch, the smell of the office, etc.