Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and powerful way to ease yourself into a happier, healthier lifestyle. It is one of the oldest therapies known to the healing arts. Eastern medicine helps to initiate the body’s own healing response, and is able to address a vast range of symptoms and conditions. Using ancient Chinese understanding of the body’s energy (also known as qi), hair-thin, sterile needles, moxibustion (heat therapy) and other methods are used to promote energetic balance and healing.

Treatments are always tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Treatments are actually quite relaxing. Patients leave feeling nourished and rejuvenated.

Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is strongly rooted in the healing properties of various herbs. A specific herbal formula might include anywhere from 3 to 30 different ingredients such as roots, bark, twigs, dried leaves, seeds and flowers. There are a few different approaches to prescribing. Herbs can be taken in pill form, powdered form or raw. The raw herbs are steeped in hot water like a tea for approximately one hour, whereas the powdered herbs are just mixed with warm water and then consumed.

Herbs are a very cost effective way to prolong your treatments. They are designed with the same intention of your acupuncture treatment. When taken, the herbal formula helps your body to remember the healthy dynamic that we are trying to establish.

Nutritional Counseling

Food is medicine.

To support your health we should recognize nutrition as the the first vital step on our path to cultivating a healthy lifestyle. As an Eastern healthcare professional, the first medical advice I will offer is to encourage healthy eating habits. From there, not only can we elevate your overall health with acupuncture and herbs, but also we can ameliorate or resolve many chronic issues with diet alone.

Learn about what healthy food looks like for you. Find recipes. Eat local.

Cooking at home can be a wonderful opportunity to improve everyone’s health!

Commonly treated conditions include:

Chronic & acute pain
Chronic disease support
Fertility & reproductive health
Hormonal imbalance
Digestive issues
Eating disorders
Autoimmune disease
Low immunity, chronic inflammation
Allergies, sinusitis, rhinitis
Asthma & other respiratory issues

High blood pressure
Headaches, migraines & TMJ dysfunction
Insomnia, stress, PTSD, anxiety & depression
Sensory disorders
Neurological disorders
Metabolic disorders
Systemic detoxification
Addiction
Side effects of drugs & surgery
Overall balance & preventative care

For most conditions, 4 to 6 weekly or semi-weekly sessions are recommended initially for lasting results. Each case varies depending on medical history, constitution, lifestyle and other factors.

Many patients choose to receive acupuncture on a continuing basis (weekly, monthly, or seasonally) for relaxation, stress reduction, health maintenance and preventative care.

As needed, dietary and lifestyle counseling are also provided as part of the treatment.

Insurance

Montana is a credentialed, in network provider with both Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. If you have acupuncture benefits, a treatment could be the same cost as a copay or a small percentage based on the plan. Different plans vary with respect to this specific coverage. Feel free to call Cigna or BCBS of Vermont to inquire if you have acupuncture benefits. We can also provide medical receipts for you to submit for reimbursement if acupuncture is covered by any other insurance companies.

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