Our technique and approach
Traditional Chinese Medicine can be foreign and new to many patients that I work with, however these ideas and applications of helping to identify interferences in the body’s innate ability to heal itself are time tested an centuries old. If we can work in unison with your system and allow for greater movement, nourishment and self-care, then we are able to affect the overall experience that you have everyday with your body and it’s abilities.
Our goal is to create a highly individualized treatment plan that will not only address your current health concerns but also bring your overall wellbeing to a higher level. To learn more about the results that others have achieved, click here.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization recommends acupuncture for over 40 conditions, with a full list here. I specialize in migraines, mental emotional conditions, digestive disorders, and injury/pain relief. I love to help all ages, and have a huge heart for treating pediatrics with the use of acupuncture and/or acupressure massage.
Acupuncture can help anybody and everybody that is looking for:
Increased energy and immune support
Allergies, asthma, colds flus and sore throat
Balancing of emotions for better overall mental wellbeing and stress reduction
Neurological conditions such as stroke rehabilitation, neuropathy, numbness and tingling, restless leg syndrome and Bell’s palsy.
Those who struggle with addictions such as; drugs, alcohol, smoking and food. We have specific treatment plans to aide in detox and weight loss as well.
Issues with conception and fertility support
Pregnancy difficulties such as morning sickness and low back pain. Acupuncture can even help turn a baby’s position during labor!
Arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, strains and post-operative recovery.
If you or a family member have a condition that is not listed here, call 515-777-1104 for a free phone consultation and more information on recommendations for care.
How does acupuncture work?
An acupuncture treatment can consist of a few different methods. The main technique is the insertion of sterile, disposable, single use acupuncture needles into specific points in order to elicit a desired response in the body. Your treatment may also include cupping, and massage.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
The needles that are used for an acupuncture treatment are much like a strand of hair in size, so where some patients report noticing a small mosquito bite like sensation on specific points, most individuals do not notice the insertion at all. Normal sensations during treatment include, warmth, heaviness, increased circulation and overall relaxation. Many patients fall into a nice restfull sleep while being treated.
How should I prepare for my first visit, and what should I expect?
Arrive wearing comfortable loose fitting clothing, which can give easy access to your forearms and lower leg if needed. You will also want to make sure that you’ve eaten something light before coming for your appointment if it is first thing in the morning. It is helpful if you bring a full list of your current medications, supplementation, and/or any previous medical test results such as x-rays or blood work.
Does my Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
Insurance reimbursement for acupuncture is different for each individual, however I am not in-network with any health insurance providers. I can supply you with the necessary documents in order to submit to your provider for direct reimbursement.
Patients pay with cash, check or credit card and also have the option of using a Health Savings Account (HAS) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for treatments.
Our clinic offers Medical Massage Therapy with a specialty in orthopedic care. Our lead therapist has been practicing for 20 years and is highly skilled in identifying and applying the most beneficial treatments to help you reach your health goals.
Our therapist our trained in several styles of massage including:
Aroma Touch Essential Oil Technique
Couples Massage and Hot stone