Fairfield Acupuncture Clinic

MOXA: What is Moxabustion?Moxabustion is a healing therapy that has been practiced in Eastern Medicine for over 5,000 years. It considered an important herbal practice and is commonly used with acupuncture treatment. Moxabustion is known to be beneficial for a variety of disorders and has been an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years.

Acupuncture treatment- $85

Herbal Consultation- $45 + cost of herbs

Cupping- $45

Massage- $90 - available for 75 Minutes

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a medical therapy developed over 2000 years ago in Asia. Acupuncture stimulates specific points beneath the skin by the insertion of acupuncture needles. This process restores the balance of the body’s energy, also knows as “Qi” (pronounced chi). Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Moxibustion are some of the essential elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Will it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin made from silver alloy typically stainless steel. You may feel little or no discomfort as the needles are inserted as the process is typically painless. You may feel different sensations including slight soreness, numbness, warmth, or pressure. These energetic sensations differs from pain. People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and comforting.

Is it safe?

Acupuncture therapy has been used for thousands of years in China. Acupuncture is the treatment of choice for one-fourth of the world population! The needles are FDA approved, pre-sterilized and disposed after a single use.

What should I expect for my first treatment?

After the first treatment has been administered, depending on the aliment being treated, many experiences may occur. Immediate, total or partial relief from pain or other symptoms may be experienced. Some patients experience a sudden burst of energy while others may feel relaxed. Many people experience a calming satisfaction. Small, localized bruises from minor bleeding under the skin are very infrequent, but sometimes occur. These are no cause for alarm, and despite the cosmetic inconvenience, they actually provide a kind of bonus treatment. The reabsorption of the blood continues the stimulation of the acupuncture point even without the needle in place.

How long do the treatments take?

In most situations treatments take between 30 and 50 minutes but can last longer in certain scenarios. The length of the treatment depends on the individual conditions of the patient.

How Much does it cost?

A regular session of acupuncture cost $75. Treatment may include Cupping, Moxa, Gua Sha (scraping) or light Massage.

How many treatments will I need?

Since every person is unique in their own condition, the numbers of treatments will vary. The nature, severity and history of each patient’s problem, as well as the individual himself or herself, are all factors that are involved in how many treatments will be necessary.

Will it conflict with my other medications?

Acupuncture will not conflict with any of your medications. Acupuncture is used to complement and supplement your physician’s treatments NOT TO REPLACE THEM. You should discuss this issue with your physician and acupuncturist.