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  • What are the needles like? Do they hurt?
    I use sterile single-use needles for all treatments. They are thinner than a piece of hair and while you may feel a sensation during insertion it is rarely felt as painful. In the tradition of acupuncture that I practice I prefer to find "de-qi". "De-qi" is a different sensation that lets me know that I have found the correct spot and accessed the energy there. To you, this sensation can be intense and sometimes there is a moment of "pain". Getting "de-qi" can feel like a slight electrical shock or a radiating ache. Once this sensation passes most people cannot even tell that the needles are there for the remainder of the session.
  • Why is your price higher than other Acupuncturists?
    In a way, my price of $120 for 90 minutes is actually lower than other Acupuncturists. I have set what I hope is a fair price considering that I spend a minimum of 60 minutes of dedicated time with each patient. When you are comparing prices keep in mind that many acupuncturists spend less than 15 minutes with each individual and are actually bouncing back and forth between two to three patients per hour. In addition to this, it is common practice for an acupuncturist to have patients come in two to three times per week, whereas I rarely ask anyone to come in more than once a week.
  • What is Five Element Acupuncture?
    Five Element Acupuncture is based on the ancient Taoist principle that human beings are an expression of nature. Like all expressions of nature each of us has certain traits, functions or gifts, and limitations. By looking to nature as a guideline, we're able to learn a lot about our own elemental nature and how best to support ourselves and create a fulfilling life that is in line with our best and truest self. Through talking and inserting needles in specific points on the body which are selected in accordance with your needs at that time, your body, mind, and spirit are naturally brought into alignment. When you are in alignment it becomes easier to heal, handle stress, make changes, and access deeper parts of your being to bring strength and understanding.
  • How do flexible rates work?
    At the end of each session I will ask if you would like to pay $120, or a different amount. If you want to use the flexible rate just tell me the amount you are able to pay between $85 and $120. Any amount in this range is accepted and appreciated.
  • How often will I need to come in?
    The answer to this question is highly individual depending on what your specific goals and complaints are. With that said, I like to see people every 7-14 days for the initial 6-8 visits. As soon as it makes sense to, I start moving the appointments further apart until we reach a monthly frequency. At this point, the frequency it is up to you.
  • What is a typical session like?
    Each 90-minute session is completely tailored to your needs. The first 20-40 minutes is spent talking to determine the goal of treatment and to deepen our understanding of what underlying factors may be contributing to your primary complaint. We discuss many things including anything that is on your mind, your thought patterns, goals for healing, practical exercises, lifestyle changes, and physical symptoms. Many people comment that this time reminds them of a therapy session. The next 10 minutes cover any necessary physical examination. During this time, I feel the pulses on both wrists, examine your tongue, and gather many other pieces of information to further determine what treatment is most appropriate for you. The next 10-20 minutes are spent applying various treatments. Once we have determined what the best course of treatment is for you, I select 10-15 acupuncture points and apply needles, moxibustion, cupping, and/or electrical stimulation to those points. The final 20 minutes are time for you to rest and relax with needles. The needles create a state of deep relaxation. Many people report feeling like they have had a restorative nap during this time.
  • How many times will I need to come in?
    After the initial phase of more intense treatment I highly recommend continued monthly, or seasonal, tune-ups for everyone. Stress never stops and since acupuncture is such an effective tool for managing stress, making acupuncture part of your regular self-care is always a good option.
  • Am I eligible for flexible rates (sliding scale)?
    Anyone is eligible for the sliding scale. I do not require any financial documentation or explanation. My regular rate is $120 per 90 minutes. Please pay this amount whenever you can, but if you are coming in frequently or having financial strain this program is available at any time to anyone.
  • Will I have to change my spiritual beliefs?
    Your current spiritual beliefs are sacred to you, and I have no intention of undermining your beliefs. While I do incorporate a lot of Taoist and Buddhist practices of mindfulness into our sessions, none of these practices require any change of your beliefs. The reason I use philosophies from both of these traditions is that they are accessible and easily understood by most people. There are no deities to worship and no belief changes necessary to reap the benefits from Taoism or Buddhism so they blend beautifully with most other traditions.
  • How do I decide which amount I should pay?
    You may choose to pay the same amount or a different amount each visit. If you are having trouble deciding which amount you should pay, I recommend that you consider: 1. The Length/Frequency of Treatment 2. Your Personal Financial/Life Situations 3. The Value of the Treatment You Are Receiving

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8191 Southpark Ln, Unit 207, Littleton, CO 80120


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