Nestucca Bay Acupuncture and Massage, LLC
Services & Rates
15-minute consultations are free! Phone consultations are available over the phone. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me at 541.992.5175 (I respond to texts faster). Thank you!
My goal is for you to attain harmony and peace within your body, mind and spirit, and to decrease or eliminate pain when possible. I believe regular treatments may help you achieve that, and I do not want finances to be the reason you are unable to attain that, so I work with you and your budget as much as possible.
The initial evaluation and acupuncture treatment is $120 and usually lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The following treatments are $80 and often last for 1 hour and 15 minutes, give or take 15 minutes. Other therapies like moxabustion, Tui-Na massage, or cupping may be used during a session as appropriate, at no extra charge; the exception is 15 minutes or more of TuiNa massage, which is charged at $20/15 minutes. Additionally, packages are available at $360/5 sessions, in which a session is acupuncture or 60 minutes of massage; you may also do acupuncture and 15 or 30 minutes of massage at the same appointment and divide the time accordingly per sessions.
I am able to bill as an out-of-network provider for many insurance companies, such as for Regence Blue Shield of Oregon, Samaritan Choice Plan, and many others. I am currently in-network with the Veteran Administration for veterans. I am in the process of getting credentialed with Moda and First Choice Health.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Stronger immune system
- Improved sleep
- Balanced hormones
- Relief from bad habits and addiction
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, I insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Tui Na (Chinese Therapeutic Massage and Meridian Therapy)
Tui Na is an ancient form of bodywork that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I use a variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) and at specific acupressure points of your body to both relax your muscles and also stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. By treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time, I can achieve results far beyond what you’d receive from a conventional massage therapy session.
If you are also seeking massage therapy, I suggest coming in for at least 30 minutes. If you would like a full body massage, I suggest scheduling that for 90 minutes. And, if you are interested in both acupuncture and massage, I will schedule it directly after the acupuncture session as your body is often more relaxed and ready for manual therapy; 15 minutes of TuiNa after acupuncture can go a lot further than 15 minutes without acupuncture.
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Although Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments.
First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. I then use a smooth round-edged object (such as a spoon) to apply short brisk strokes to that area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"), detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and vitality you experience from it will last much longer.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance your overall vitality and health. Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Chinese Food Therapy
Chinese food therapy is rooted in Chinese understandings of the effects of food on your personal constitution and how balance and harmony may be attained. Suggestions often given as part of an acupuncture treatment.
Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one's health and vitality. The foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities. I prescribe high-quality, professional-grade patent herbal formulas.
Free of charge; included in Initial and follow-up treatments.
One of the most common questions that patients ask about Chinese Medicine is: "Why does my practitioner check my pulse?" Pulse diagnosis is actually one of the most complex and important diagnostic techniques we use in Chinese Medicine. Through feeling and evaluating your pulse, I obtain an accurate diagnosis of your overall constitution, Qi (energy) flow, and internal organ health, among other things. I then synthesize all of this information into a highly effective and individualized treatment plan for your specific needs.