Services – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Skin Care

At Heritage Acupuncture, your practitioner will design treatments from the wide array of healing tools available in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other modalities. Below are descriptions of the types of appointments available and the techniques used.

Chinese Medicine Consultation and Treatment (Initial Visit)

: This hour-long initial consultation includes an extensive interview, during which you will discuss your health concerns, history and symptoms. The consultation includes an acupuncture treatment and may incorporate other techniques described below. $110 (1 hour); for child under 12, $85.

Follow-up treatment

: For individual patients after they have received an initial consultation. Time is primarily devoted to treatment using various modalities.
$85 (1 hour); for child under 12, $65.

FREE 15-minute consultation

: A great way to discuss your health concerns and see how Chinese medicine can improve both your day-to-day health and long-term longevity.

Herbal Consultation

: Patients are welcome to receive an herbal consultation as a stand-alone treatment. Chinese herbal medicine is a sophisticated and highly effective therapy that treats an expansive list of conditions. Herbal purchase not included with consultation. This service is available after one Chinese Medical Consultation. $40 (15 minutes).

We carry only herbs that undergo strict testing and quality control. To learn more about our suppliers, see: http://www.legendaryherbs.com/products/granules.html and http://www.evherb.com/quality/qc.html

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

: An ancient and highly effective cosmetic acupuncture treatment that not only lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also addresses the underlying causes of facial aging. Along with acupuncture, this treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, cupping, jade guasha, serum and moisturizer. Series begins after an initial consultation appointment. $135 (90 minutes); Series of 12: $1,500.

Facial Rejuvenation Massage

: A luxurious and extremely effective technique utilizing Chinese medical massage and acupressure for visible improvements in the skin’s tone, firmness and luster. By freeing constrictions in the muscles and connective tissue, this gentle approach breathes new life into skin by renewing circulation and lymphatic drainage. Results can include wrinkle reduction, firmer skin, less puffiness and a smoother neckline.

Choose from:
Facial rejuvenation massage with hand and foot massage $80 (1 hour).
Facial rejuvenation massage with ultrasonic treatment $100 (1 hour).
Facial rejuvenation massage with fruit enzyme peel: $95 (1 hour).
Basic Facial Rejuvenation Massage also available in a series of 12. $860

Herbal Facial

: This treatment offers all the luxury of a European facial with the truly therapeutic benefits of Asian massage techniques and herbs. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, ultrasonic treatment, steam with aromatherapy, massage, (optional) extractions and a customized herbal mask. The finishing touch: a skin-nourishing herbal serum and moisturizer. $85 (1 hour). With fruit enzyme peel, $90.

Facial Cupping

: This gentle technique smoothes fine lines, relaxes tight muscles and encourages lymphatic drainage. Cupping tightens and tones the face while improving vascular integrity of the skin. $30 (20 minutes as an add-on service).

Jade Guasha

: This technique smoothes wrinkles, improves circulation and boosts the pliability of blood vessels. Includes guasha to the scalp, which benefits the hair and eases the nervous system. $15 (10 minutes as an add-on service).

Facial Cupping with Guasha

: $40 (30 minutes; may be a stand-alone or add-on service.)

Kati Basti:

An Ayurvedic treatment to relieve pain of the back, neck and knees. Warm, medicated oil is applied to the area following a spot massage. The healing oil helps to fortify blood, lubricate joints, reduce inflammation and repair connective tissue. May be added to an acupuncture session. Please reserve this service 24 hours in advance. 40-minute treatment of one area, $60. Add-on to Acupuncture treatment, $40.

Nasya

: The application of warm, medicated oil to the sinus passages. This treatment begins with massage to the neck and face, focusing on the sinus areas. Next, steam inhalation is directed toward the face to open sinuses and loosen congestion. Then medicated oil is gently introduced into sinuses, followed by more massage to enhance absorption. Nasya also helps to relieve headaches and neck pain and improves the condition of the eyes. $40 (30 minutes).

Below are some of the techniques that may be part of your healing experience at Heritage Acupuncture:

Acupuncture

: The use of sterile, disposable, hair-thin needles that allow the body to naturally and gently relieve pain and correct health imbalances. Many patients feel deeply relaxed during treatment.

Electro-acupuncture

: Needles are attached to a battery-powered device sending a mild micro-current to acupuncture points. This technique is frequently used for pain relief.

Gua Sha

: This technique involves cutaneous stimulation with a round-edged instrument. Gua Sha helps to improve circulation and to relieve chronic pain, stiffness and chest congestion.

Moxibustion

: The burning of prepared mugwort leaves, which are held over specific acupuncture points or areas of the body to promote warmth, circulation and general vitality.

Cupping

: The application of suction cups, typically used on the upper back, to relieve muscle tension, clear chest congestion and expel pathogens.

Chinese Nutritional Evaluation

: Your individual symptoms and general health are taken into consideration to devise customized dietary recommendations for the alleviation of symptoms and enhancement of general health.

Functional Medicine

: The analysis of detailed, specialized tests to evaluate general health and organ function and to identify food allergies, autoimmune disorders, intestinal health and many more conditions. The recommendation of nutritional supplements and appropriate diet based on the results of functional testing.

Postural Evaluation

: A look at the alignment of your major joints, along with the position of the spine, pelvis and other observations to understand the root cause of pain.

Customized Stretching

: Recommendations based on the results of your postural evaluation.