ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES AND RATES
Forms of Payment
I accept checks, cash, Mastercard, American Express & Visa. In addition, acupuncture is also covered by most FSA & HSA accounts.
I do not accept insurance but I can give you a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company.
Community Acupuncture, Sliding Scale
First Session: $40-$60 (includes one-time $10 consultation fee, 75 minutes)
All Subsequent Sessions: $30-$50 (60 minutes)
Private Acupuncture (Cupping & Gua Sha included in price)
First Session: $110 (90 minutes)
All Subsequent Sessions: $95 (75 minutes)
Cupping ONLY (done during Private Treatments only, not during Community Acupuncture Treatments) $60 (45 minutes)
NEW! MEIZEN Cosmetic Acupuncture for the Face & Neck and for the Abdomen (fertility, digestion, weight loss and toning). Please read more about MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncture below in the descriptions.
- Face & Neck Protocol: 10 treatments in 5 weeks for each face and neck, $200 for each treatment or $1800 if paying for the entire series.
- Face & Neck Protocol Maintenance Appointments: $150
- Abdominal Protocol: 18 treatments in 12 weeks (the protocol is 2 treatments/week for the first 6 weeks, then 1 treatment/week for the latter 6 weeks).
- Initial treatment = $200. Consecutive treatments = $140 for each treatment or $2300 if paying for the entire series.
- Abdominal Protocol Maintenance Appointment: $110
AromaTouch Essential Oil Application $50 (40 minutes)
Essential Oil Consultation FREE! You only pay for the Essential oils!
I offer discounted prepaid packages for PRIVATE acupuncture, Cupping and AromaTouch application.
When you schedule your appointment, links to fill out your digital intake form will be emailed to you. This will save us time if you are able to fill it out before your scheduled appointment. Otherwise, please show up 15 minutes early to fill out the intake form on an iPad at the Colorado Community Acupuncture office.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
To prompt the healing process, one or more of the following Oriental Medicine treatment strategies are employed.
the insertion of very fine, sterile and single-use needles placed in specific acupuncture points to assist in rebalancing organ and bio-mechanical disharmonies.
Cupping therapy is a technique used in Chinese Medicine to help unblock Qi Stagnation, draw out toxins, and stimulate the lymphatic system and release deep rooted lactic acid along acupuncture meridians.
The traditional technique uses glass cups that are heated with a flame stick to create suction that pulls the skin up about one or two inches. Other cupping devices do not require a flame stick at all, but will still create enough suction for the same purpose.
Cupping is generally performed on the back, for pain and stagnation. But it can also be performed on the neck, legs and hips. The sensation is similar to deep acupressure, or deep tissue massage. Patients relax on a massage table during cupping treatments for about a 1/2 hour. Like acupuncture treatments, cupping induces relaxation and a sense of general well being.
Indeed, cupping therapy can leave circular marks after each treatment. Depending on the level of stagnation in the meridians, the marks could be dark purple, deep red, or pink. These marks are harmless, and should disappear within a few days.
To achieve optimum health, cupping is a wonderful complement to regular acupuncture treatments, a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.
NEW! MEI ZEN COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE for the Face, Neck and Abdomen:
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is a protocol using extra thin, small needles in different acupuncture points on the face, neck, body or the abdomen. Annie is trained in the face, neck and abdomen protocols. The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture system is a natural alternative to cosmetic surgery, strong prescriptions, topical ointments and pills.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol for the face and neck consists of 10 treatments, 2 times a week for 5 weeks. During these treatments, you will not only be treated for the face or neck, but also full body acupuncture treatments based on your traditional Chinese pattern diagnosis. This is one of the only cosmetic procedures that actually improve the overall health of the patient along with making them look and feel younger!
The obvious benefits of each protocol includes having softer, firmer skin; reduction of deeper wrinkles, possible elimination of finer wrinkles and improvement of jowl lines.
In these treatments, we will talk about skincare, nutrition, herbs and supplements that will help you get and maintain the results. Each treatment lasts around 75 minutes. The first treatment many last 90 minutes to allow time for the intake.
From a western medicine point of view, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture works because the needling causes micro-traumas to the skin which the body responds to by increasing blood flow and increasing the production of collagen and elastin for wound healing. The needling is done in the dermis which also may stimulate neurotransmitter production.
From a Chinese medicine perspective, Qi and blood are brought to the face, Qi is being lifted and the body energetic systems are being put into balance.
The needling is very superficial and only occasionally bruising occurs. As with any treatment, the results will depend on the body of each individual and how they respond to acupuncture and supplements.
The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol for the abdomen is used for weight loss, fertility and abdominal toning. This is at minimum a 3 month program with treatments 2 times a week for 6 weeks then 1 time a week for 6 weeks. The abdominal protocol can increase local metabolism, improve digestion, balance hormones and tone the skin.
To maintain good results, I advise monthly treatments which will not only be good for the face, neck or abdomen but also for your overall health. At a minimum to maintain good results, the patient should do 2 treatments every 6 months.
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. I use CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils which embody the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of the plant. They offer fast effective relief for acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, burns, candida, colds, cough, emotional issues, flu, headaches, hormone imbalance, insomnia, mental clarity, pain sore throat, stomach issues, viruses, and so much more. If you are concerned about using synthetic drugs and their cascading side effects or simply would like to try a natural solution, then essential oils are a great option for you. Try replacing your medicine cabinet with essential oils!
Aroma Touch Essential Oil Application (Private treatments only):
The doTerra AromaTouch technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. Developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils, the AromaTouch technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses 8 different doTerra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience.
The technique includes four primary steps designed to minimize systematic stressors to autonomic balance. Each step includes the application of two essential oils or essential oil blends specifically formulated to support healthy emotional and physiological functions for well-being. The technique requires 40 minutes per application, and multiple applications can be serviced to reach optimal results.
Moxibustion (Private treatments only): mugwort is used to warm acupuncture points and accelerates the healing process.
Guasha (Private treatments only): rubbing of the skin with a jade tool to facilitate the circulation of blood.
Nutritional Counseling: specific foods can be added or avoided to help strengthen the body.
Lifestyle Coaching: tips to help you live at your best!