Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture and herbs are an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a system of health care that has been practiced for over 3,000 years.

 

  • Our natural vital energy, qi (pronounced chee), is inherent within all living things to promote the body's ability to heal itself.  Qi flows through our bodies along specific pathways, called meridians, similar to the way blood flows through the blood vessels.

 

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treats the whole individual.  An acupuncturist examines the root cause of pain and disease, therefore balancing and strengthening the body as a whole, in order to treat the visible signs and symptoms of pain and disease.

 

  • The combination of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, life-style counseling, bodywork and exercise are used in the healing process to create balance in all areas of a person's health and well-being.

 

Nicole's Private Practice Hours

Mondays & Fridays 9am-3pm

Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-7pm

Community Acupuncture

1st Monday 9am - 12pm

3rd Monday 3:30 - 6:30pm

 

New Patient Forms

Adult New Patient Forms

Web of Wellness

Testimonials

 

What can acupuncture & herbs treat?


Neurological: Headaches, migraines, post-stroke, post-operative pain

 

Musculoskeletal: Neck, shoulder and back pain, sciatica, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel

 

Digestive: Indigestion, irritable bowel, Candida, nausea

 

Respiratory: Allergies, sinusitis, asthma, common cold

 

Emotional: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress


Gynecological: Infertility, PMS, cramps, endometriosis, menopause

 

     My first goal is to always get my patient out of pain and deal with any problematic health issues that are keeping them from living a happy and healthy life.  Beyond pain, this could also include helping with sleep issues, digestive or respiratory problems, gynecological issues, post-surgery recovery or helping to reduce pain and inflammation to avoid invasive surgery.  

     Second, once your body is out of pain and back in balance the goal is maintenance care.  When we make a commitment to our health and well-being then we have better sleep, better energy, less to no injuries or colds.   Monthly or bi-monthly maintenance treatments are always recommended.  It is always much easier and cost effective to prevent disease than to treat a chronic health issue. 

 

Cupping

 

Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up from the body’s deeper tissue to the surface of the skin where it's easier for the body to eliminate toxins through the superficial capillary system.  Cupping also helps to release muscle spasms and draws oxygen and nutrient filled blood into the muscles and tissues to help speed up the healing process.  Cupping is therapeutic and also diagnostic.  Cupping will help pin point where the pain is stemming from.  The color under the cups identifies the source of the pain and the darker the color means more toxic build up in that area of tissues.  Cupping also shows us the severity of the problem.  When cupping an area of pain and discomfort, if no color comes up to the surface that tells us that the pain is related to a bone or nerve issue as opposed to toxin build up in the muscles and tissues.  

The light the color the less severe the blockage.  Light pink or red color will fade within 2-3 days.  Darker purple color on the surface means there is more severe stagnation and will take up to 7-10 days for the cupping marks to fade.

Cupping brings great relief to chronic pain, also helps in alleviating chest congestion and cough.  We can add cupping into your acupuncture treatment or you can choose to come in for a 30 minute cupping only session.

 

"I went to Nicole for chronic fatigue, or what I would call turning into a zombie after 12pm. Instead of immediately treating my symptoms with acupuncture, Nicole met with me and discussed every aspect of my health. She recommend that I make changes to my diet as well as acupuncture treatments. She gave me specific food choices and meal ideas. Each time I meet with her, she is very genuine, helpful, and professional. After a few months of treatment, I can happily say that I no longer turn into a zombie after lunch. The community acupuncture room is also very comfortable and the procedure itself is virtually painless. The beautiful spa music puts me to sleep, and I feel refreshed and relaxed when I wake up. I highly recommend giving Nicole a visit!"

Janel S.

Remember to Breathe is an incredible Acupuncture studio . I have started with Nicole twice monthly acupuncture and it has me feeling great!  A true professional who makes the session easy and seamless!   

I have found my healing place!

Mike T.

Acupuncture Prices

 

90 minute New Patient Evaluation & Acupuncture Treatment $150

This appointment gives the practitioner the opportunity to learn about your body and health issues in order to create a Traditional Chinese medicine differential diagnosis specifically tailored to your symptoms.  You will also receive an acupuncture treatment which may include cupping, massage, nutrition/dietary suggestions and a recommendation for Chinese herbal supplements.

60 minute Acupuncture Treatment $120

Within an hour session we are able to address your chief complaint along with secondary health concerns.  There is time to do a two sided treatment along with the addition of other modalities such as Tui na (massage), cupping or nutritional counseling if needed.

 

30 minute Acupuncture Treatment $60

During a half hour session we are able to address your chief complaint with the addition of extra points to help reduce stress and inflammation, boosting your immune system and allowing your body to heal quicker.

 

30 minute Cupping & Tui Na $60

Tui Na is a form of massage focusing on specific acupressure points. Cupping is used to to help relax muscles and promote circulation.  It works well with issues of chronic muscles tension, inflammation, respiratory issues (cough, asthma).

Pediatric appointments Ages 12 and under

20-30 minute acupressure or acupuncture sessions $45

When treating children Nicole uses massage & acupressure (no needles).  She may also make recommendations for herbal supplements or nutritional suggestions.

 

Here are some common issues that children find relief with acupressure and massage:

  • Allergies & Asthma

  • Cough

  • Ear infections

  • Colic, constipation and other digestive issues

  • Skin rashes (acne, eczema, psoriasis)

  • Sinus congestion

  • Sleep problems

  • Emotional issues

Community Acupuncture

These are 30 minute acupuncture treatments offered twice a month in a group-style setting.

$20 for a 30 minute treatment

Offered the first Monday of the month from 9am - 12pm and the third Monday of the month from 3:30 - 6:30pm.

*Community treatments work well for issues of alleviating stress, chronic pain, allergy relief, tension headaches and more.  If you have never booked an appointment in the community room before please contact Nicole first for an initial phone consultation.

858.291.8581

Wellness plans

We offer multiple wellness plans that provide a discount for services. 

The Corrective Care Plan is designed for new patients who need guided treatments on a consistent basis in a short amount of time to move from injury/illness to a recuperative state.

The Preventative Care Plan is designed for patients who are moving out of corrective care and into preventative care.  Preventative care helps the body maintain the results you have achieved through corrective care. 

 Please call Nicole directly at Remember to Breathe for more information.  858.291.8581

 

 

Sliding Scale

We offer a sliding scale for students and seniors.

 

Our goal is that your well-being is taken care of and that money not be what stops you from maintaining a healthy body and excellent quality of life. 

 

 

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