The first treatment is 2 hours. This includes a full western Medical health history as well as a health history based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We talk about each patient’s health from a body, mind/ emotions, spirit approach. The clearer understanding I have of each patient the more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan I am able to give each patient. Each patient receives individual care based on their needs. This is the art of Chinese Medicine to create a symphony affect with the choice of acupuncture points and the way in which they are delivered with energy and intention as well as healing touch. The treatment is relaxing and the insertion of the points takes place with care and presence so that the patient only feels the Qi moving and not discomfort.
Acupuncture treatment is not painful the way in which I practice. Included in the first treatment is a list of food suggestions I give to each patient from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Once the patient has been diagnosed I am able to make suggestions based on the energy of the food and how the foods will help to balance the patient and bring them back to health. We talk about practical ways the patient can reduce stress as well as improve sleep. I look at each patient’s exercise choices to see if they are the best way for the patient to create balance. The patient then has acupuncture. I may give a patient herbs that are traditional Chinese formulas in pill form.
I work closely with patients whose goal is to get pregnant naturally as well as patients going through IVF cycles. I have successfully helped many women get pregnant. When I am working with patients who want to conceive I focus on nutrition, gentle lifestyle changes, and of course relaxation through acupuncture.
Outcall Treatments at Fertility Clinic on Day of Transfer
As a service to my patients, I am available on the day of the IVF transfer to perform acupuncture before and after the procedure. Several studies have shown that acupuncture performed before and after the embryo transfer improve the odds of implantation significantly. I have performed acupuncture before and after the embryo transfer on hundreds of patients with highly successful results. Whether a patient is having a transfer for them self or a surrogate transfer she will be able to create a positive flow of Qi in which to open up the channels and create a more likely possibility of implantation of the embryo.
I use essential oils on specific acupuncture points before I begin the acupuncture treatment. The oils that I have used therapeutically on the body I use to make a personalized essential oil blend for the patient to take home. By taking the blend home and applying it to the body in between office visits I am able to extend the healing process.
Once the points are in I am able to do cranial sacral therapy on a patient and it has a deeply centering and relaxing effect on the entire nervous system. The treatment consists of holding the patients occipital area with my hands and doing energetic adjustments.
This treatment brings Qi and blood flow to the face and is able to reduce fine lines and increase radiance. A full body acupuncture treatment always accompanies this treatment as it is most therapeutic and has deeply lasting affects when done in this manner.
I do not bill insurance directly. I accept payment via cash, check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard and payment is due when services are rendered. Check with your insurance carrier to confirm they cover acupuncture. I am happy to provide a Superbill with all the relevant information and codes on it that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement directly to you.