The first question is not:
'What disease does my patient have?'
It is... 'Who is my patient?' - Deepak Chopra
Bluestem Acupuncture offers a holistic and integrative approach offering the full potential of Chinese medicine. Your care may include acupressure, therapeutic essential oils, herbal medicine, moxabustion, cupping, gentle bodywork, nutrition counseling, and gentle bodywork.
Your first appointment includes review of health and medical history, pulse and physical assessment and an acupuncture treatment.
The health review is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and reasons for seeking treatment, review your health history and set goals for treatment. You will have plenty of time to ask questions.
Next is an evaluation of pulse, functional tests to assess range of motion or other physical indicators and gentle palpation of acupuncture points. The evaluation provides objective measures to establish a baseline and clarify a diagnosis.
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, sterile, individually
packaged and disposable. Many people say that they experience
a deep state of relaxation and renewal with acupuncture.
At the conclusion of your session, I will formulate a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals. Elements of Chinese medicine such as essential oils, herbal medicine, gua sha, cupping, nutrition, movement, breathing and meditation may be included. You will also receive self care ideas to reinforce your treatment.
Weekly visits are recommended in the beginning of treatment to see most effective results. Sessions are spaced out as your symptoms improve. Many patients continue for preventative care or ongoing maintenance to optimize long-term health.
HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTATIONS
HERBAL MEDICINE CONSULTATIONS
Let's collaborate beyond needles. I am offering personalized support to help you set and reach your health goals. Focus on stress reduction, managing chronic pain, holistic approaches to weight management, and emotional wellbeing. You will gain new insights about how to create balance in life using eastern medicine principles and receive a personalized treatment plan using elements of eastern medicine such as acupressure, essential oils, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, movement, breathing and meditation.
Virtual services are available
Initial Acupuncture Treatment and Consultation $130 - as of July 1, 2023 $150
Includes review of heath, physical evaluation and acupuncture. Elements of Chinese medicine such as essential oils, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, movement, breathing and meditation may be included.
Follow-Up Acupuncture $85 - as of July 1, 2023 $95
Pediatric Acupuncture $50 - as of July 1, 2023 $65
acupuncture/acupressure/essential oils session
Holistic Health or Chinese Herb Consultation $85 - as of July 1 $65 per 30 min
Clarify your health and wellness goals create steps to reach them. Receive a personalized treatment plan using elements of eastern medicine such as acupressure, essential oils, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, movement, breathing and meditation via teleconference or phone. Fees may cover time spent in consultation, research, preparation and dispensing herbs.
Packages may be available upon request
Insurance policies vary. Call your plan and ask fi you have benefits. If your policy covers acupuncture we are happy to bill as an out-of-network provider or give you a superbill to submit for reimbursement.
Veterans Community Care - VA
Veterans may be eligible to receive acupuncture through the VA Community Care Program with no co-pay and we bill the VA directly. Veterans must receive a referral from their primary care provider to authorize this. Request Bluestem Acupuncture as your provider so the VA can establish your care with us. Click for an overview of veteran benefits.
Watch this video to learn how a licensed acupuncturist can help you
Acupuncture continues to become integrated into mainstream healthcare due to the strong evidence base supporting its positive effects.
You can benefit from acupuncture if you are healing from an existing condition or for prevention.
It is a proven approach for stress reduction and can improve the health of those who lead busy, stressful lives.