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). During an acupuncture treatment very thin sterile, disposable needles are placed into specific acupoints on the body. These points are anatomical locations that when needled influence blood circulation, organ & nervous system function and tissue repair, as well as stimulate and improve your Qi flow.
One variation your practitioner may chose for your acupuncture treatment is to include electrical stimulation to the needles. This is where electrodes are connected to certain needles and distribute a gentle electrical current that gets deeply distributed through the tissue.
Jenn , Jenny, and Simon have over 3000 hours in acupuncture training with hundreds more hours in additional CEUs over their careers. Compared to a PT or MD who performs acupuncture, they understand the complex system of diagnosis and comprehensive treatment that can only come from a much deeper understanding of the medicine.
New Patient Initial Visit $135 / follow-up visits $90
Seniors and Students $115 / $75.
Many insurance companies cover acupuncture. Check your plan for specifics. Scroll down for further details about which insurance plans we accept.
Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements
Chinese Herbal medicine has a rich recorded history going back thousands of years. Documented formulas can be found for treating everything from invasion of pathogens, to rashes, joint pains, liver inflammation, kidney and gallstones, reproductive issues, insomnia, anxiety and much more. Chinese Medicine treats the person and the symptom set as opposed to treating the illness. This is why the medicine can be so effective for so many different things.
Our Acupuncturists are extensively trained in Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition. Our clinic has a large granule pharmacy of both individual Chinese herbs and classic herbal formulas. All herbs are sourced from ecologically conscious growers and have been screened for authenticity, purity, safety, quality and clinical efficacy. Herbal consults will include an in-depth health history intake & an herbal formulation tailored to your personal constitution & specific health goals. Diet and Nutritional Counseling are within out scope of medicine. We stock many supplements at the clinic and also have a Complete Natural Online Pharmacy.
$60 for consult. Cost for herbs varies. Certain Insurance plans will cover portions of this service. This service can take place in person or via a Telehealth session.
Dry Needling uses thin, sterile, single use needle inserted in to the muscle to try and illicit a local twitch response. For most people this sounds intimidating, but it usually is quite tolerable. The patient will feel a light pinch at the beginning, then a little pressure or dullness, and then will feel the muscle twitch or do a quick contraction. Due to the effectiveness and usually immediate results of dry needling it has quickly become popular among physical therapists and medical doctors, although your acupuncturists are even more highly trained and skilled at applying this type of therapy.
$80 Some insurance plans cover this service.
Cupping is a negative pressure massage that uses suction to increase circulation, move stagnant lymph, fluids & scar tissue and stretch the fascia. This modality helps to loose adhesions between muscles and connective tissue, relieving muscle tension and treating acute & chronic pain. We also use cupping to stimulate the immune system to help treat colds and respiratory infections.
$25 Insurance does not cover this service.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves rubbing your skin with a massage tool to improve blood flow and circulation. This technique offers a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain, congested lymph and scar tissue. In a gua sha session, your acupuncturist will gently scrape your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which dramatically increases blood flow and relieves muscle tension.
$25 Insurance does not cover this service.
Shoni Shin Pediatric Treatments
A noninvasive acupressure method used with infants & children, Shoni Shin was developed in Japan and is widely used today for pediatric care. Using small, edged tools to gently tap, massage & apply pressure to the skin along meridians these treatments are comfortable and effective for younger patients. Shoni shin is used for many childhood conditions, general health maintenance & encouragement of proper growth & development.
Telehealth Online Consultations
Both Jenn Collins , Jenny Riegg, and Simon Sharkey can meet with established clients via Video or Phone Telehealth Sessions. These can be scheduled online or by calling the clinic and can range from a short check in about your health conditions, pain, diet, supplements, herbs, exercises, self acupressure instructions and more. Some health insurance plans will cover these visits. For Instructions on how to book and begin a video online meeting click here.
Please be aware of our cancellation and no-show policy. If you do not show up for your appointment or do not give us at least 24 hour notice, we will assess the no-show fee listed in your paperwork.
We are In-Network acupuncture providers for the following insurance companies:
Jackson Care Connect
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
Most Auto Insurance and Worker’s Compensation plans
We are Out of Network with Aetna, Mailhandlers, and Cigna (effective Jan 1, 2020). For these insurance companies, and others that we are out of network with, we will happily provide a Superbill with treatment & billing codes that can be sent directly to your insurance company for reimbursement.
As a courtesy to our in-network patients we will bill your insurance company for you. We are not responsible for explaining or determining your benefits and encourage you to contact your health insurance plan for details on eligibility & coverage.