What I Treat/What to Expect/Fees
The short answer is I treat everything. Because acupuncture is about bringing things into balance, it's good for everything. It will also make you feel calmer, more peaceful, more able to handle whatever is going on, and that ALWAYS makes any issue feel better.
The long answer (OK, the above answer was a little long, but bear with me) is that I am a general practitioner, with areas that I have specialized training in and several areas where I refer out to other practitioners.
For things that acupuncture is good for, see my All About Acupuncture page.
I have specialized training in
-pain (any kind)
-women's issues (irregular/painful cycles, menopause)
-back/neck/shoulder pain and mobility issues
-emotional issues (including depression, anxiety, emotional pain)
-sports injuries/trauma (acupuncture is SUPERB for sports injuries and car accident trauma)
-pediatric acupuncture (yes! I can treat kids)
-fatigue (including CFS/Fibromyalgia)
-digestive issues (reflux, stomach ache, loose bowels, constipation)
I love treating "weird" stuff: hyperhydrosis, mercury poisoning, patients that don't want to resort to medication, any strange or unusual symptoms that leave western medical doctors baffled. Acupuncture can often address these issues because I look at the whole body, and the "weird" symptom makes sense within the context of your whole self!
What to Expect/ Fees
Part of what makes my treatments different from what other acupuncturists in LV do is that I spend time counseling my patients on nutrition, lifestyle, exercise/stretches to help address what ails them. It makes no sense for my patients to come in to get treated for something that is being caused by the way they are living life, or in the environment, and expect to get better just from acupuncture. I spend one hour with you out of the 168 you have every week. If you are sitting at your computer desk wrong and it creates neck pain, if we don't address how you are sitting at the computer, the pain will never truly get better! This is true for every condition that my patients have. YOU have to take charge of your wellness and be willing to change the things that are making you sick. Acupuncture can open the door to wellness, but YOU have to be willing to walk through! That is why initial appointments are two hours: the first hour for a health history and counseling, and the second hour for a treatment.
My patients report that the lifestyle counseling is one of the most valuable services that I provide, because it puts them in charge of their well-being!
The first appointment will take 2-2.5 hours. I will take a comprehensive health, emotional, and physical history for the first hour, and you have your first acupuncture treatment for the second hour. The fee for the first appointment is $175. Follow up appointments are generally an hour, and the fee is $90.
Chinese herbs can be an important part of the healing process. Those are not included in the acupuncture appointment fee. They speed healing and reduce the number of visits you will need because they are formulated specifically for you and your condition.
I only accept cash or checks. Payment is due at time of service. I do not bill insurance; however, the receipt I give you has all the information you need to file a claim if your insurance company will cover acupuncture treatments.
I ask my patients to plan on 4 once a week sessions, and then we space out the treatments depending on how you are responding to the treatments. In my experience, by having a weekly treatment for four weeks, you will notice improvement faster.
My goal is to help you help yourself, so you can live a life that is full of ease and truly thrive.
The needles are one-time use, disposable, sterile needles. There is no risk of transmission of any disease. They might pinch or tingle, but they rarely hurt. They are nothing like the needles doctors use!
9402 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas 89134 (702)539-9185