Where ancient methods meet current technology
With this in mind, a customized treatment plan is created just for you, using a wide range of modalities.
You will have 30-45 minutes to go over an in-depth health history and diagnosis using pulse and tongue information which is followed by a 30-45 minute acupuncture treatment. We encourage you to bring us your blood work or any relevant labs. First Visit is $175
Our in-depth 90-minute intake is where we get to know you. An Acu-Graph is run to show you visually where your meridians might be blocked, unbalanced or deficient.
We take the utmost care when sourcing herbs (All GMP certified) and providing acupuncture. Single-use needles are always used.
Prices for acupuncture and herbal consultation range between $105-$125. A superbill will be generated for submission to insurance if desired.
How often will I need to come in for acupuncture before I see results?
Each case is unique, however, many of our patients come in weekly, even bi-weekly initially. Everyone responds to treatment differently, so your results will depend on your particular situation. The herbal medicine and treatments work to alter the underlying root, rather than mask a symptom, hence it often takes time for the body to respond. There are certain issues that can be addressed in a visit or two; other cases might require more treatments until your goal is met. Often, patients will notice relief from a specific symptom immediately, though we may need more time to work on the underlying root.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles have smooth points and are hair-thin. These are not like needles used for injections or drawing blood samples. They are inserted gently and usually only a few centimeters at most. While each person has a unique experience of acupuncture, most feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted and that sensation dissipates. Once the needles are in place, most of our patients tell us that they experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being that lasts for many hours after the treatment.
Can I schedule a consultation only?
We offer a 15-minute consultation to determine if Chinese Medicine is for you. This is an opportunity to speak to us where you will go over your health history and you will be prescribed an herbal formula as well as dietary/lifestyle advice if necessary.
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as you can. We do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, so appointments altered within 24 hours of the scheduled treatment time will result in a fee ($50).
How many treatments will I need?
Each person is given an individualized treatment plan. For chronic conditions or complex long-standing issues, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. For acute conditions, fewer visits are usually required, usually eight to ten in total. The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person and some people experience relief in the first treatment.
Do you have Packages?
Please contact us for details about discounted packages. We offer 5 & 10 Session Packages.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture Promotes Healing by acting as a catalyst via small electrical signals to achieve homeostasis and balance triggering events in the endocrine, neurological, immune, and autonomic nervous system.
The stimulation of specific points located on the surface of the skin along energy channels that connect all internal organs through the human body with the head, torso, arms, hands, legs, and feet is one way to describe it. The life energy which flows along the course of the channels is known as Qi (pronounced chee); it’s also understood to be electricity in the body. When the concurrent flow of Qi in the channels becomes unbalanced or blocked, disease, or illness occurs. Stimulation of specific points can help restore the normal balance and flow of Qi so organs and systems can work together again in symphony. This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.
There’s a classic Chinese saying: “If there is free flow, there is no pain; If there is no free flow, there is pain.” Acupuncture uses the electrical energy within the body to increase circulation. Inserting filiform needles into precise acupuncture points will promote circulation, and reduce pain. Color Doppler imaging (CDI) can be used to noninvasively create images of human blood vessels and quantitatively evaluate blood flow in real-time. Zijlstra, Freek J et al. “Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture.” Mediators of inflammationvol. 12,2 (2003): 59-69. doi:10.1080/0962935031000114943
The body can be viewed as a river with dams blocking flow in certain areas. Acupuncture may be used to unblock these “dams” the body has created thus stimulating/increasing organ function and movement. Anesthesia & Analgesia: February 2007 - Volume 104 - Issue 2 - p 301-307doi: 10.1213/01.ane.0000230622.16367.fb
One of the most researched areas of Acupuncture is in the area of pain relief. Acupuncture can act as a tremendous analgesic to relieve pain and interrupt afferent (towards the brain) nerve signaling. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Oct 22;172(19):1444-53. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3654.
Inflammation, so prominent in the United States, can easily be measured/monitored. Acupuncture has the unique ability to decrease proteins and pro-inflammatory markers. Zijlstra, Freek J et al. “Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture.” Mediators of inflammationvol. 12,2 (2003): 59-69. doi:10.1080/0962935031000114943
Balances Body Chemistry
Balances biochemical responses via the nervous system by heavily utilizing the body's parasympathetic response to Acupuncture and balancing the autonomic response. Yang, Jing-Wen et al. “The holistic effects of acupuncture treatment.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2014 (2014): 739708. doi:10.1155/2014/739708
Originating over 3500 years ago, acupuncture remains one of the oldest, most commonly used medical systems of healing in the world today. Science can now begin to explain much of what this ancient tradition of healing understood so many years ago and why it is still effective today after thousands of years of usage.
· Connective tissue winds around the needles, increasing electrical conductivity
· Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow and circulation.
· MRI readings demonstrate that acupuncture prompts observable changes in the brain.
Thermal imaging reveals that acupuncture reduces inflammation.
WHAT IS FREQUENCY SPECIFIC MICROCURRENT // FSM
In conjunction with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Dr. Golding uses machines that generates specific frequencies that actually match the frequency of your body to increase the cellular metabolism in the specific targeted tissue.
When you match the tissue’s frequency or vibration, you can create a cascade of healing mechanisms by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the cells.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent is somewhat similar to what you may have experienced with your local acupuncturist, where e-stim is attached to needles.
The advantage and the disadvantage is that the frequencies are very specific. They do exactly what they are designed to do, whether or not that is the intention. For example, when we treat diabetic neuropathy as a nerve issue, it does not work, but the pathology, in reality, is a blood supply issue. When we focus on blood circulation with the understanding that the blood vessels are clogged and inflamed, not only does the neuropathy issue improve, but the wounds heal as well.
Along with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, Dr. Golding has had the ability to successfully treat scar tissue in the uterus caused by uterine ablation; concussions; PTSD, all types of pain including myofascial as well as a myriad of other issues.
Here’s a study showing how electric current using FSM alters cellular tissue.