Experience the healing power of acupuncture in a shared restorative experience or individualized treatment.
Acupuncture is a 4,000 year old system of medicine used to treat illness, relieve pain and stress, support well-being and bring emotional balance.
I offer acupuncture in peaceful, comfortable spaces, like yoga studios, open office settings, or meditation areas, with the hope that it will be accessible and welcoming to all.
Affordable, high-quality treatment in group setting
Please allow 1 hour for each session.
A group setting has benefits beyond affordability. You will receive individualized treatment in a room with others, which raises the Qi (life force energy) dynamic and healing is enhanced for everyone, allowing friends and family to come together in a shared, restorative experience.
At your appointment time you will enter the yoga studio and find a yoga mat with props set up for your comfort. I will briefly discuss your health concerns and requests for treatment. Points are selected from the energetic gateways on the limbs, head and ears, enabling patients to remain fully clothed during treatment.
Once the needles are in you’ll have an extended 30-40 minutes of relaxation with soft music to enhance the experience as you rest. This is the way that acupuncture is traditionally done in Asia. Community-style clinics run on a sliding scale, making them more affordable and allowing people to get more frequent treatments.
In-depth, one-on-one treatment
First appointments are 1.5-2 hours. Follow-ups are 1 hour.
During a private session you’ll share your health concerns in more detail, and receive an individualized and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment based on the information you provide and through a Qi pulse diagnosis.
During your session, I will stay in the room offering Qi healing to amplify and facilitate the transformation process.
Qi healing may be seen as acupuncture without needles, performing the same function through a different method: initiating detoxification, increasing vitality and releasing physical, mental and emotional stresses. It is a non-invasive, all natural, gentle and truly sustainable approach to getting healthy, balancing Qi strength and flow.
For acupuncture to be most effective in healing specific health concerns, patients do need to receive it regularly.
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Please contact Black Mountain Yoga at 828-669-2939, info@BlackMountainYoga.com, or stop by the front desk to reserve your spot. Online scheduling coming soon!
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
*starting in 15 minute increments
Each 1-hour Community Acupuncture session is $35/person. Payment is via cash or check only.
Thursdays, 2 - 5 pm
The first session is 1.5 - 2 hours and costs $125.
Additional sessions are 1 hour and cost $85.
Give yourself the gift of this healing modality.
Reserve your spot today!
What exactly is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 4,000 year old system of medicine used to treat illness, relieve pain and stress, support well being and bring emotional balance.
The Ancient Chinese mapped the flow of Qi or vital energy through our bodies along specific pathways called meridians. When our Qi is full and flowing, we experience health. When our Qi is obstructed or imbalanced, illness and pain can occur. The symptoms we experience are signals that we need to take measures to restore balance. Adjusting energy flow by stimulating particular points along the acupuncture meridians does just that.
Does acupuncture hurt?
If you’re worried about acupuncture being like getting a shot from the doctor’s office,
have no fear! Getting acupuncture is nothing like that (even I dislike getting shots!). Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and are inserted into the skin so quickly that most people don’t even notice the needle going in. Some people are more sensitive than
others and may feel the needles, but it is rarely painful. It is normal to feel sensations around the needles such as heaviness, tingling, numbness, warmth or movement.
Once the needles are in, the most common sensation to feel is relaxation. Even if you are nervous to receive acupuncture, it won't take long for nerves to give way to enjoyment.
Is acupuncture safe?
All acupuncture needles are sterile and single-use. I have gone through 4 years of
Master’s level schooling, including extensive clinical training and a course in clean needle technique and am well versed in administering acupuncture safely. We NEVER reuse needles. Sterile needles get placed at specific points along the body, the needles are removed from the body when treatment is done and placed directly into an approved biomedical waste sharps container. That’s it. There is little to no risk of infection when the needles are sterile and you are with a fully trained, certified and licensed acupuncturist.
Every once in a while, a small bruise may appear around the site of an acupuncture needle, but this is always temporary and goes away within a few days. When compared to the list of side effects for surgical procedures/pharmaceutical drugs, acupuncture is very low risk.
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What can acupuncture treat?
Studies have shown that acupuncture is successful at lowering cortisol levels (stress hormones) and boosting endorphins (the feel good hormones of the body), which means less stress and more feeling good! But that’s only part of the awesomeness…
According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture is effective for treating over 40 common disorders. Below is a list of common ailments that acupuncture can successfully treat:
- Acid reflux
- Acne and skin problems
- Addiction issues
- Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid)
- Back pain
- Bell’s palsy
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Chemotherapy-related symptoms
- Chronic fatigue
- Common cold/ flu
- Emotional issues
- High blood pressure
- Hip pain
- Joint pain
- Knee pain
- Low energy
- Low immunity
- Low libido and/or ED
- Menopausal symptoms
- Menstrual issues
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- Night sweats
- Shoulder pain
- Sinus issues
- Stroke effects
- Urinary disorders