Historically, acupuncture patients have been treated “one at a time.” Nothing against it … I also offer individual therapy. That said, treating patients in a group setting is becoming quite popular. It’s a great way to try acupuncture in a safe “communal” environment. It’s inexpensive. No appointment is needed. While group therapy can serve a variety of patients, its primary target is stress, chronic pain, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Please check my schedule for the group session near you.
Here is what to expect:
Please use your phone to register and make payments before entering the treatment area. New patients will need to do some basic paperwork. Make sure to indicate if you have a pacemaker (or any other electrical implants) or a bleeding disorder (or taking anticoagulants/blood thinners).
Choose the package. Also let me know if certain body areas need extra attention or discretion. Decide how much stimulation (needling depth) to be used: superficial (skin deep), medium (subcutaneous), or strong (muscle/fascia level). Finally, let me know how you “take your acupuncture” … with or without electrical stimulation.
Now, the uncomfortable money part. This side of my practice works on a sliding fee basis. The goal is to spread the wonders of acupuncture to the world while keeping the operation financially sustainable. The suggested price is between 25 and 35 dollars; you yourself decide how much to contribute!
Usually, I can reach most of the treatment points by rolling up your sleeves and pants, making undressing unnecessary. Of course, wearing loose-fitting clothing makes life easier. Bring clean socks in case we decide to use points on your legs. Please take all personal belongings with you back into the treatment room. If you need a pillow or blanket, please feel free to grab one on the way in. If you don't like mine, you're welcome to bring your own.
Melt into a zero-gravity recliner, close your eyes, breathe, rest. Give your body and mind the time to heal and rejuvenate. For the best results, plan on spending about 20 to 30 minutes.
Relax into Silence
It’s paramount to maintain the soothing and healing atmosphere inside the shared treatment room. I ask that you turn off your cell phone (including vibrate). No talking is to take place. Should you need to speak to me at any length, please schedule an individual acupuncture appointment.
You are more than welcome to stay as long as your body needs it. If your eyes are closed, I assume you are resting and won't disturb you. Once you are done (or need anything), simply open your eyes and motion me over.
Some people feel energized, while others continue “floating in” relaxion throughout the day. To fully “process” the acupuncture effects, take it easy for a few hours. Avoid over-exerting yourself. Drink fluids. Wait at least an hour to eat a full meal.
Healing is incremental: each acupuncture treatment builds on the one before it. Some people prefer to receive acupuncture on a regular “tune-up” basis, say every week or so. Others see me on an “as-needed” basis when something hurts or gets “out of whack”. Whatever works for you, I am happy to accommodate your style. I do not require “subscriptions”.