"Steph is an outstanding practitioner— very thoughtful and caring, but more importantly, she gets incredible results! I highly recommend booking with her."
Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old medicine that has been used to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal pain, vertigo, headaches, pregnancy and infertility, irregular menstruation, smoking cessation, and a series of gastrointestinal complications. Acupuncture is a holistic approach to treating conditions that looks at treating the entire body rather than just the primary symptoms. It has also been scientifically proven to treat these conditions by stimulating the central nervous system. By inserting an acupuncture needle into the skin, it elicits a biological response causing the brain to release neurotransmitters to help relieve symptoms and improve health.
What to Expect At Your Appointment?
At your initial appointment, Stephanie will do a full intake on your medical history to assess the root of the condition you are coming in for. Based on the intake, she will create a specialize treatment plan for you. Acupuncture is not a "one time fix." The number of treatments necessary is dependent on the condition.
After the intake, you will lay on the table with the acupuncture needles for about 30 minutes (times may vary). When the needles are removed, Stephanie will use other modalities such as cupping, gua sha, or Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) as part of your treatment. Many patients report to feeling very relaxed during their treatment, and will often times leave the office feeling relief from their symptoms.
Acupuncture—Acupuncture involves the insertion of single use, sterile, and very fine needles into specific points on the body. The insertion of needles is relatively pain free. Following the insertion of a needle, there may be an achy, heavy or warm sensation at the needle site. While discomfort is possible, acupuncture is not meant to be uncomfortable.
Herbal Medicine—Chinese Herbal Medicine involves creating a customized formula based on the patient’s chief complaint and body constitution. Each case is unique and specific to the person. Formulas consist of a combination of minerals, plants and animal products. There are three methods to administer herbal formulas—raw, granular, and pill form. Raw formulas are consumed via water decoction and granular formulas are similar to a tea. Herbal formulas offer therapeutic benefits in conjunction with acupuncture treatments.
Eastern Dietary Therapy—Nutrition is an important aspect in Tradition Chinese Medicine. Consults involve an extensive health intake, food journals, with a full dietary assessment. Eastern Dietary Therapies differs from western nutrition because it encompasses energetic properties of food.
Other Care—Acupuncture treatments are not limited to only the insertions of needles. Other modalities include moxibustion (heat therapy), cupping, gua sha, and tui na (Chinese medical massage). Education on lifestyle changes are also available, and that includes meditation, Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises.
"Stephanie Nguyen is a fabulous healer. I have been receiving acupuncture treatments for stress, hot flashes, and back pain. The acupuncture treatments have been so helpful. My hot flashes are almost gone and my pain is greatly relieved. Steph is very professional and relaxing. The needles do not hurt at all. Steph has provided me with an overall plan complete with Chinese herbs to assist with reducing menopausal symptoms. I totally recommend acupuncture to anyone. Steph Nguyen will take the time to customize a treatment plan for you."
Price of Services
Acupuncture New Patient
Includes assessment, consultation, treatment, and home care strategies. Filling paperwork online or in advance maximizes treatment time.
Acupuncture Follow Up
Extended Acupuncture Follow Up
Cupping Therapy Only
Herbal Consult New Patient
Includes assessment, consultation as appropriate. .
Herbal Consult Follow Up
(up to 30mins) $40*
*prices do not include the prices of the herbs
At this time our providers do not participate with insurance, worker's compensation, no-fault or directly accept Medicare assignment. Accepted payment methods are cash, check, credit card, HSA's and FSA's and are due at the time of service. Superbills are available upon request for insurance reimbursement.