What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complete medical discipline that restores a balanced flow of energy throughout the body. A practice that originated in China over 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used for optimal health maintenance and prevention, but also to treat disease and pain. Acupuncturists use the virtually painless insertion of hair thin needles at specific points along energy channels in the body -known as meridians- to achieve health goals.
What is acupuncture used for?
Acupuncture can be beneficial on cases ranging from emotional disorders, neurological problems, chronic pain and disease, to digestive challenges and overall well-being. Many people pursue acupuncture to get help with:
• Anxiety / Stress
• Dental Pain
• Fatigue / Insomnia
• Fertility Support
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Mitigating Impact of Chemotherapy
• Nausea / Vomiting
• Pain from Injury
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Sciatica / Back Pain
• Stroke Paralysis Rehabilitation
What should I expect at my acupuncture visit?
Your first acupuncture visit will include a full health assessment and your practitioner may examine your tongue and feel your pulse. These are common diagnostic tools used by acupuncturists.
Once your practitioner understands your main complaint and has conducted the intake and diagnostic process, the acupuncture needles are placed in specific locations on the body to produce the desired effect. Some people feel a temporary stinging feeling upon insertion, some feel a temporary dull ache and many people report feeling nothing at all.
The needles are kept in place for between 5 to 40 minutes depending upon the treatment and practitioner. The acupuncturist will then reassess the pulses and patient concerns and suggest follow up and home care. Depending on diagnosis and purpose of treatment, the client may require anywhere from two to 12 or more treatments over the course of 10 weeks. Monthly visits are recommended for preventative care.
What other Tournesol therapies work well with acupuncture?
Better health outcomes are achieved when all the physical, emotional and spiritual components of whole health are addressed in one place as part of an integrative team effort.
Acupuncture works well in conjunction with other treatments. Many acupuncture clients at Tournesol combine their treatments with:
Who performs acupuncture at Tournesol and how much does it cost?
Heidi Gerber, MSLAc, LMT
$225 for a 60-minute session
$2,025 for 10 x 60-minute sessions
Peter Doyle, LAc, MSOM
$225 for a 90-minute initial session
$180 per 60-minute follow-up session
$1,620 for 1 initial + 9 follow-up sessions
Tournesol Wellness customers say about acupuncture:
“When I first started coming I had never had acupuncture before but was instantly put at ease and felt very comfortable and relaxed in the space.” - Kat S.
“Heidi does an amazing job and her energy, professionalism and knowledge make it an experience I highly recommend.” - Tom M.
Acupuncture with Peter