Comprehensive intake including: medical history, exam, diagnosis and single sided treatment in my cozy clinic. 60-90 min.
Updated intake, exam, plan revision, front or back treatment in my cozy home clinic. Approx. 45-60 min.
Gentle, nurturing treatment for babies and kids. May include painless and safe laser treatment, virtually painless micro needles, or shoni shin pediatric massage and a friendly, play based approach. Treatment is brief and tailored for the attention span and needs of little humans.
CUPPING ONLY TREATMENT
Includes brief intake and a 15 minute application of therapeutic cups to increase circulation and decrease pain.
Used in a series of 6-12 treatments, a number of extremely tiny needles are applied to the face to help rejuvenate and refresh appearance without the extensive downtime of surgical treatment. This will be followed by body acupuncture to treat systemic imbalances, and the face will also be massaged with non-marking cups and jade stone using gentle strokes. Hyaluronic acid serum and organic sea buckthorn and rosehip oil applied to nourish and balance the skin. LED light therapy may be added for an additional 30 dollars.
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END OF LIFE SUPPORT
Acupuncture and/or massage/emotional/physical support to ease pain and anxiety during home hospice or end of life. On call support available if death is anticipated. Grief support for caregivers and family member.
125 new, 100 established
Enjoy excellent alternative health care in the comfort of your own home or office. Please allow time for table and equipment set up and clean up. Fee is IN ADDITION to full price treatment fee. Travel beyond Erie County will be additional to that.
ALL TREATMENTS MAY INCLUDE HERBAL CONSULTATION IF APPROPRIATE AND DESIRED.
IF YOU ARE ON GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE, PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT POSSIBLE DISCOUNTS. TRADE/BARTER SOMETIMES AVAILABLE. INQUIRIES WELCOME.
SOUND HEALING/SOUND BATH
Music heals. Choose from one or all of the following : large quartz crystal bowls, buffalo drum, resonant gong, koshi chimes, tuning forks, and sansula all help induce mental and physical transformation and encourage healing. Hippie dippie? Sure. But it's still awesome. Session conducted during acupuncture treatment and/or herbal foot soak. Inquire for longer custom sessions and pricing.
Omega LED light therapy. Non-invasive, painless treatment to gently address signs of aging, acne, scarring, and wound healing. Best suited as an addition to to cosmetic acupuncture, but can be paired with any treatment. Three sided light machine is placed around the face and does not interfere with needles.
Herbal consults are free with every acupuncture session. Herbal prescriptions, CBD, and herbal topicals are available as capsules, patches, creams, tinctures, and raw herb preparations. All herbal preparations come from well tested, safe, and reputable sources. Many are organic. I carry Sun Ten Herbs, Blue Poppy, Griffo Botanicals, Benedictine Healing Products, Charlottes Web CBD, Mary's Nutritional's CBD, and Urban Herbs raw herb and teas, amongst others. Prices vary.
An ancient and common practice in many cultures. Choose from safe adjustable suction, fire free, cupping or traditional fire cupping for relief of chronic pain and increased circulation. You will look like you got in a fight with an octopus and the octopus won, but also like an Olympic swimmer, so twice as cool! NEW! Now also offering "LOVE CUPPING" ceramic fire cupping that leaves heart shaped marks.
ADDITIONAL SIDE of TREATMENT
Needling on both sides of the body, front and back.
HOT STONE TREATMENT
15 minutes of soothing hot stone or heated ceramic treatment on the back, face, or sore joints. Please phone ahead to request, in order to allow time to pre-heat stones.
Painless and safe laser may replace any needle treatment at no cost or be added to needle treatment for a small fee.
A traditional technique for pain and relieving the symptoms of body aches and fever associated with mild colds and flu. Smooth stones are rapidly pressed along the skin to bring circulation to the area. Can be a little intense. For the hardest of the hardcore.
Mugwort is an herb that has a number of active compounds that are known to help regulate hormones, relax muscles and decrease pain. The herb is smoldered on or near the body to bring warmth to the acupuncture points and transfer the active ingredients. Often used for infertility or digestion.
CBD TOPICAL APPLICATION or SINGLE DOSE
CBD extract in balm form applied during session or tincture held under the tongue. To help ease pain and bring a sense of well being. It is non-psychoactive (won't get you high), safe, and therapeutic for a range of conditions.
Essential oils used with massage oil at the beginning or end of treatment for therapeutic effect. Relax, inspire, boost immunity, or revive.
Qi Gong is an ancient healing practice that combines stretching, movement, self massage, and meditation to help balance body and mind. I can lead you in a short qi gong practice following your acupuncture treatment to help integrate treatment, energize, and empower.
Tiny seeds are placed with a non-latex adhesive tape on prescribed points in the ear and can be worn home and pressed for pain relief or to stop cravings.
Safe, gentle electrical current attached to needles and used to enhance treatment efficacy. Like being in a Mary Shelley novel, but far more pleasant.
30 minute nutritional consultation and plan, combining classical Chinese medical nutrition and modern science.
30-50 minute diagnosis, acupressure guidance, nutritional, and lifestyle advice to increase health for patients who are outside the local area.
Please note, add-ons pricing is in addition to full price treatment. Depending on your specific service or treatment plan, some add-ons may be included in the service price.
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Baby is encouraged to move into a head down position ideal for labor. I combine my experience as a mom and doula, with a traditional technique called "belly sifting" using a long soft cloth, maternal stretches and exercises, a series of inversions, acupuncture, moxibustion, optional 30 minute ligament and fascia release to create more room, and a home care plan and kit. This is a very effective combination to help turn babies between 32-36 weeks, but can be implemented at any time. THE EARLIER THE BETTER! Don't Wait. Results are not guaranteed, of course, as some babies have strong opinions about how they want to make their grand entrance.
POST PARTUM HOUSE CALL
Help sooth new mama jangles, aches, and pains or acupuncture for mastitis. 90 minute visit. Pediatric acupuncture for baby may be added.
Exercises, relaxation techniques, acupuncture and moxibustion to help ready the body and mind for a positive childbirth experience. Starting at 37 weeks, ideally twice weekly until birth. Discount available when purchasing multiple sessions ahead of time.
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS
While it is advised that parents take a full series of classes, some are unable to, due to time constraints. I offer customized private childbirth education classes in my home or yours.
Custom on call labor support . This includes one 3 hour birth planning visit, two acupuncture birth preparation sessions, unlimited telephone support, on call, hands on support for up to 24 hours during labor, birth, and one postpartum house call. Acupuncture, laser acupuncture, moxibustion, rebozo work, massage, cupping, e-stim included during labor, if desired, at no additional cost. Adding gift donations to your baby shower wish list is a great way to pay for a doula, and it can often be reimbursed by FSA or HSA. Doula packages and services may be customized.
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MISCARRIAGE/ABORTION/INFANT LOSS DOULA
Sensitive physical and emotional support, massage, acupuncture, and other modalities to ease pain and hold space for the full range of grief. Assitance creating and facilitating rituals for closure and remembrance available. 3 hours of services 100% FREE for mothers within one month of a stillbirth.
Custom sound bath during labor. The tones of pure crystal bowls, chimes, or soft meditative drumming create a peaceful focus during labor when played with the sensitivity of an experienced doula. On call support. Price per hour.
PLACENTA PRINTS/BIRTH ART
Beautiful works of art made from your own placenta and umbilical cord. Custom made. Preserved umbilical cord beautifully presented in a box or bag with herbs and stones.
2 hour informative, creative, and healing session to help families plan for conception. We focus on both emotional and physical preparation, and help you establish nutritional and lifestyle strategies to optimize conception and ready the body, heart, and mind for growing and receiving a new life. Can be repeated or expanded upon in 1 hr weekly sessions.
BLESSING THE NEW MOTHER
A modern twist on the Blessing Way ceremony. I will help you plan and officiate an intimate ritual and celebration to honor the new mother and welcome baby. Can be held in my Bedouin Tent for up to 10 self identified women or non-binary folks or held at a location of your choosing. May include bathing or massaging the mother, belly painting, music, readings, wisdom sharing, or collective art making.
CLOSING THE BONES-POSTPARTUM RITUAL
Many cultures insist that the new mother be intensely supported and cared for in the first 40 days following a birth. This care includes warm healing foods, massages, household help, and wisdom sharing. At some point during or at the end of the 40 days, a ceremony is often held to "close' the mother's womb, and help her transition into her new role. This kind of care is known to prevent many physical complications as well as emotional ones. It strengthens and honors the mother and her bonds with her community. I can help you create a ceremony that feels appropriate and right for you., whether it be a private session or gathering of those closest to you. Can be held in my Bedouin Tent or at the location of your choosing.