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What are Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine?  How can they support me?

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are two of the five branches of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) that treat a wide array of diseases and pain.  Acupuncture, as a medical modality, uses very fine needles to stimulate strategical points along pathways and channels in the body to support the body/mind/spirit in healing and regulation. Acupuncture diagnoses identify patterns of disharmony in the body and work to recalibrate them.  Ultimately, in any medicine, the body heals itself.  In this medicine, a holistic approach is taken to support the body in re-harmonizing and supporting its healing process.  Depending upon the illness, condition, or pain being treated (and whether chronic or acute), treatment plans may run from weeks to months.  Acupuncture has a cumulative effect, so it is best to stay with the scheduled treatment plan to get the optimal results.  Referrals to other medical providers can be made, as necessary.


In modern biomedical studies Acupuncture has been found to be especially beneficial for treating: low back pain, nausea, headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, sciatica, neck pain, TMD, menstrual pain, Substance Use Disorder and addiction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, depression, anxiety and PTSD.  And there is much indication of its benefits in treating many other conditions from infertility to hepatitis to hemorrhoids.  Conditions falling under the banner of neurological, digestive, emotional, gynecological, respiratory, musculoskeletal, Ear-Eye-Throat, post-operative pain have all been treated successfully in many cases with acupuncture.


Acupuncture has been practiced as a branch of TEAM for over 5,000 years, and has been used to treat all manners of illness.  The other components of the Medicine involve diet/nutrition, herbal medicine, Qi Gong/Movement practice, and Tui Na/Manual Therapy.  Your treatment plan may be supplemented and integrated accordingly.


We are working to accept most insurance plans.  Please check with yours to see what coverage is offered.

Teaming up for your health.

If you think Acupuncture and/or Herbal Medicine can support your condition or health needs, schedule an initial appointment.  Acupuncture clinic begins operating at Akasha in mid-March.  We will offer one-on-one appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays, aiming to accept most health insurance, but need-based payments are also available. Cosmetic acupuncture is also offered, but is not covered by insurance. 


Sliding scale community-style clinic will be offered on Fridays. Sign up for community-style clinic here.


See Mindbody schedule for full details.  You may view availability and schedule below. 

If you have any other needs and questions, please reach out through the form below, or email

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