Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that dates back over 3000 years. It has been recognized to be effective for a wide range of conditions. The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT SESSIONS
Traditional Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow. Such imbalances manifest in physical, emotional and psychosomatic stress-related disorders. Traditional Chinese acupuncture recognizes that aches, pains and other discomforts are often only symptoms of a deeper, underlying health problem. Therefore, a comprehensive diagnosis is compiled, which takes into account the individual’s body, mind and spirit.
After a thorough intake during your initial visit, Dr. Martina will insert very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points in order to disperse energy blockage and mobilize the body’s natural immune response. Needling is one of a number of energy balancing techniques used during treatments. If deemed appropriate, your acupuncturist may suggest adjunct therapies such as dietary counseling, various traditional massage techniques (including TuiNa), herbal remedies, and moxibustion (the technique of stimulating acupuncture points with heat).
INITIAL VISIT 90-min $199
FOLLOW UP 60-min $119
Look and feel radiant and rejuvenated naturally! Facial rejuvenation treatment with acupuncture offers a natural and holistic alternative to Botox treatments or surgery. Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is a virtually painless, non-surgical procedure that can restore youthful beauty to your face.It can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, and facial sagging, and discoloration. To see the best results we recommend a series of of12 treatments over a 3 month period.
*Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is not recommended for patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure or severe migraines.
INITIAL VISIT 60-min $219
FOLLOW UP 30-min $159
A sample session for those that are curious. This treatment is geared towards general wellness and balance and is not intended to treat specific health conditions. A great way to get your feet wet.
TUI-NA | $30
Tui-Na means “push-pull” in Chinese and refers to various ancient TCM manual therapy techniques. These include brushing, kneading, rolling, pressing, and rubbing and shaking and can aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions. It is designed to work on areas of musculoskeletal tension and imbalance and aims to relax and correct these imbalances. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm. When indicated, Tui-Na is generally administered as an adjunct to acupuncture treatment and takes 5-15 minutes.
CUPPING | $30
Cupping is an ancient TCM modality that involves the application of special suction cups on the skin. It is essentially a reverse massage separating the various tissue layers to improve circulation, release muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and provide a sense of relaxation and well-being. As old stagnant blood is drawn to the surface, explaining why cupping results in discoloration of the skin, new blood providing nutrients, oxygen, healing factors is brought to the area. When indicated, cupping is administered as an adjunct to acupuncture treatment and takes 10-15 minutes.
GUA SHA | $40
Gua Sha is an ancient TCM modality that involves scraping a tool across the skin surface to enhance blood flow and break down scar tissue, adhesions and release tight connective tissue, freeing up tight joints, improving range of motion. It is most commonly used for pain-related conditions and musculoskeletal disorders, although the procedure also has other applications. The pressure used is variable and will leave discoloration of the skin, “sha”, in diseased or pathological areas, which is a desired result and important for the healing of the tissue. Old stagnant blood and toxins are brought to the surface, so new blood can nourish and heal the damaged tissue. Healthy tissue, on the other hand, will not develop sha. Sha will take several days to disappear. When indicated, Gua Sha is administered as an adjunct to acupuncture treatment and takes 10-15 minutes.
DR. MARTINA STRUM
Dr. Martina uses an integrative approach: a fusion of Eastern (TCM) and Western-based functional medicine that enable her to determine the root cause of illness via the most comprehensive, time-tested and advanced diagnostic tools. Both TCM and functional medicine are holistic and understand that the underlying cause of dis-ease stems from various biochemical and nutritional imbalances in the body. These underlying imbalances, not merely the symptoms, are addressed with an individually tailored treatment plan to facilitate the body’s healing process. She may use diet, nutraceuticals, lifestyle changes, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and various other adjunct therapies to support the healing process in the most effective and least invasive way possible.
To learn more about Dr. Martina's background and offerings visit her website.