Have you tried everything – doctors, drugs, surgery, testing
– but nothing has helped?
Acupuncture uses needles as a natural and effective way to consistently lessen pain, stress, anxiety, and depression in just 3 weeks. Some people experience results even faster. In several treatments, it can also help longer standing issues like fertility concerns, hormonal conditions (such as low libido, menopause, or erectile dysfunction), cancers, and other health conditions.
Whether it’s helping you conceive a baby or stop the hot flashes, and everything in between, acupuncture works.
I have experience and training in helping women:
- conceive naturally
- assist with IUI/IVF effectiveness
- during pregnancy, including helping the baby “stick,” and helping with side effects of pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, back pain and more
- heal their bodies post-natally, including weight loss, incontinence issues and more
- with gynecological concerns, including: fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, bleeding or pain during sex, low libido, and other issues
- with peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, and weight gain
- with cancers and pre-cancerous masses/growths (breast, ovarian, cervical, thyroid, and other types)
- with eating disorders and weight loss or gain
Acupuncture treatments are private one-on-one time with me, where we talk about your goals and desires. We work together to help you not only feel more ease in your life, but really thrive.
Do you have more “private” concerns? Whether it is erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation (PE), fertility issues, or other urogenital or lifestyle concerns, acupuncture can help. Treatments are totally confidential, and the utmost discretion is used. Don’t want your wife or partner to know you’re getting treatment? No problem. Don’t want to be contacted at home or on a particular phone number? Don’t worry. My focus is to help you get the results you are looking for as quickly as possible. I am an experienced in men’s health, understand your needs, and offer compassionate care. I offer direct one-on-one time with you to review your entire health and social history, and get to the root of the issue to produce results. All I ask for in return is that you commit to consistently getting treatment for several treatments in order to make sure you get rid of your concerns for good!
I offer compassionate care for all individuals, and offer a safe space for you. As a member of the LGBTQIA* community, there are issues and concerns that you face that those in the cis-gender or heterosexual communities do not. People in the LGBTQIA* community have increased rates of suicide, substance abuse, sexual violence and assault, and mental health concerns. Discrimination, rejection, and/or violence you have faced may leave you feeling broken. Acupuncture can help bring balance to body, mind and spirit.
In my treatment room, you have a voice. I am respectful of you; I use the pronouns you feel suit you best, and I don’t subject you to embarrassing questions or treat you any differently than I do any other patient. There’s no judgment, and you’re free to be you. I am honored to partner with you in your wellness journey, and help you to truly shine.
Acupuncture is for more than relief of physical symptoms. The patients that excite me the most and get me out of bed in the morning are people who want to find and manifest their destiny. They want to feel inspired and that every day they are living out their highest purpose with joy.
I work with patients who:
- feel lost, directionless, or uninspired
- don’t know or are unsure of their purpose in life
- yearn to feel a connection to something greater than themselves, including a higher power
- are depressed, anxious, or stressed
- have health concerns that are getting in the way of your happiness or life satisfaction
AND want to discover a new way of being. When you work with me, we act as partners. I am your guide and you are a willing participant, thrilled to take steps towards healing. You can lead a life filled with purpose, be connected to your intuition, and finally feel fulfilled.
So why get acupuncture and work with me?
Because I wholeheartedly believe in the medicine that I practice. I’ve seen the magic that can happen, even if you don’t believe in it (read my story in Meet Jen), and I believe in miracles for you too. I have never had a patient who has committed to the six treatments not see any benefit in receiving acupuncture. If you try it, I know you’ll be hooked, because things really start to shift. Possibility awakens. Crazy stuff that you can’t even imagine opens up in your life. The you you were always meant to be emerges…and that’s the stuff that really makes me thank God each and every day that I get to do this work with people like you and be witness to that process. I get to give people hope, and there’s nothing more nurturing to the soul than that.
I truly care about my patients, and I think about them even when I’m not in the treatment room. I have been put on this planet to serve humanity, to be a leader, to teach, and to help as many people rise up and choose a life of love and compassion as possible. Your physical or mental symptoms that bring you through my door are just a nuisance that we have to get rid of so that we can focus on what you’re really here to do in this lifetime. So don’t leave me just as it’s getting good. Something deep inside you longs to express itself if you’re reading this. You were attracted to me and this page because I can help you become who you’ve always wanted to be on the outside (because you’ve always been a beautiful spirit on the inside; life just shut you down). My gift is that I can see that beauty, that endpoint, and I help my patients achieve it, so there is no difference between who you truly are and how you “be” in the world. I can’t wait to help you shine.
Will it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin- about the width of 1-2 hairs on your head- and so often patients do not feel anything. Sometimes there is little pinch, but any discomfort should go away after a moment.
How much does it cost?
New Patient Intake & Initial Acupuncture Treatment: $135
The first session is more extensive than the follow-up treatments. During this time, I go over your full medical and social history, and complete several diagnostic tests in order to determine your baseline state. You will also receive a needle treatment. You receive focused one-on-one time with me, and are able to express your health concerns in a private and confidential manner.
Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment: $90
During your follow-up acupuncture treatments, we will spend one-on-one time chatting about your progress and any concerns that have arisen since the last treatment. I may perform additional diagnostic tests, and you will receive a needle treatment.
Not sure if acupuncture is right for you? Book a free 15 minute phone call with me to chat and help you figure out whether or not acupuncture can help with your health concerns.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I am an out-of-network provider for all insurances, and collect payment at time of service. If your insurance plan covers out-of-network acupuncture services, you may be able to submit your bills for reimbursement. I provide you with all the codes the insurance companies need, and am also available to help you with your billing concerns, by talking to the insurance companies on your behalf as your provider, or by assisting you with paperwork questions.
Acupuncture is an allowed expense under an HSA plan, and I accept payment by benefit card (if cards have VISA, MC, AMEX, or Discover logos). Additionally, any payments for acupuncture are also an allowable deduction on your personal taxes as an itemized medical expense (see IRS rules regarding amounts).
How many sessions will it take and how often do I need to come in?
It depends on how long you have had the symptom, as well as several other factors, but most people will see some effect within 6-8 treatments. If there is absolutely no shift in any of your symptoms in that period of time, it may be that acupuncture is not the best modality for you.
It is ideal to come in twice a week for the first 3-4 weeks until symptoms improve; however, you may come in once a week for 6-8 weeks if it works better for your schedule and/or budget. It is not recommended to space treatments out further than one week in the first several weeks, as acupuncture treatments build on one another and have a cumulative effect. If you go too long between treatments, you can end up backtracking and taking longer to see the effects you are looking for.
As your symptoms improve, we are able to space your treatments further apart, until ultimately you are only coming in 4-5 times a year for seasonal maintenance (highly recommended). Some people choose to stop treatment after they experience relief from the primary complaint they have, and that is fine, and you’ll likely find that acupuncture is able to help you with your secondary health concerns as well, and help support you as you pursue your passions in this life. I personally have been receiving acupuncture treatment since 2005, and because I lead an active life where I am balancing many passions and truly living life boldly, I continue to see my acupuncturist every 2-3 weeks for the support I need. I have some patients who choose, like me, to stay coming in more frequently, and others who decide they need less support. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, I am happy to play a part in your wellness journey.
Who is NOT a good fit for acupuncture?
While acupuncture can help with almost everything, the following are people who are not a good fit for acupuncture with me:
- someone who is not willing to fully commit to treatment, coming in as recommended and doing any “homework” or taking suggestions seriously. You won’t see the results you are looking for, or at least not as quickly, unless you are willing to do your part and be consistent.
- someone who has a physical symptom that involves abnormal formation or healing of organs or bones. Acupuncture is good for many things, but it’s not likely going to magically seal a hole in your heart or grow fingers or anything like that. It’s a different kind of magic.
- infants and young children. I personally don’t work with these populations, but I’m super happy to recommend you to other acupuncturists I know who do.
- new patients who are currently pregnant. While acupuncture is generally safe during pregnancy, if I have not seen you as a patient prior to your pregnancy, I do not have a good baseline for what your “normal” is, and you may also be more sensitive to the needles than when you are not pregnant. This can lead to increased risk for you and the baby. I like to make sure you all are safe, so I am more than happy to treat you post-delivery and help you recover, but I choose not to treat new patients who are pregnant. I am happy to recommend you to acupuncturists who treat new pregnant patients.
How does acupuncture work?
No one knows with absolute certainty, but there are a couple different theories. One theory is that it works by stimulating the nerve endings. Another theory is that there is a light system in the body that was discovered recently, and that perhaps acupuncture works via that network. Yet another is that it works by stimulating pools of electrical energy at each acupuncture point, which travel much like an action potential in a neuronal network along the acupuncture channels, or “meridians.” However it works, it can be truly magical! Ultimately I think it doesn’t matter if it works via one of the theories mentioned, or if it’s purely a placebo effect… if it works, who cares?!?