Orthopedic & Constitutional
Whether you are healing from an injury, experiencing mysterious pains from seemingly normal activities, or feeling worn down, stressed, and unbalanced, acupuncture is a safe modality to restore your balance and kickstart your body's self-healing capacity.
Each session is holisitc and includes a combination of acupuncture, nutritional/herbal supplementation, at-home exercises, and bodywork - crafted to address your specific immediate needs while preparing the body for long-term healing.
From headaches to the common cold, digestion issues to mental health, or that nagging computer-induced neck strain, we will set a course of healing that will provide you with more strength, ease, and calm.
It is my life's work to support people in their healing process. After over 20 years of practice, I have found that consistent and dedicated attention brings optimal success. That is why I offer integrated packages to support your whole health through cumulative treatment.
All treatment programs begin with an Initial Consultation ($175 for constitutional, $195 for orthopedic), including discussion, detailed history, and first treatment. After this first session, you are welcome to book any single sessions or packages.
Prior to seeing Carolyn for acupuncture, I had been in severe left shoulder pain due to a shoulder fracture. After only 3 acupuncture treatments I was able to eliminate a prescribed strong narcotic for pain relief. I continue to see Carolyn for weekly acupuncture treatments and occasional bodywork. There are no words that I can think of to describe the amazing healing and relief I have felt each time I have had a treatment by Carolyn. She is one of those healing practitioners that are the "Real Deal."
What is your Covid Protocol?Air purifiers with MERV-13 (medical grade HEPA) filters are on 24/7. Tables are sprayed in between sessions with a disinfecting solution that is proven to kill coronavirus cells. A Covid Screening email is required prior to each appointment. Masks are part of health hygiene, as such they are recommended yet optional. We will use masks whenever patient or practitioner requests or deems necessary.
Does acupuncture hurt?It's natural; the thought of needles makes many people nervous. I can assure you, I use the thinnest needles available, which are also sterile and disposable. After 20 years of practice, I am able to make the process nearly painless. Orthopedic techniques might elicit soreness in the process of healing; hydration, movement, and topical liniments will help.
Can I use my insurance?As an "Out Of Network" provider, I can provide a superbill to submit for your reimbursement. I do not bill insurance directly. HSA/FSA cards are accepted for payment and a detailed receipt will be issued.
How often should I get treated to see results?Like all health care practices, consistency and regularity are keys to successful outcomes. Some conditions are more persistent than others. Since everyone responds differently; multiple sessions help refine your treatments for your unique presentation. Evidence indicates that acupuncture works best when received 1-2x/week. Your symptoms developed over time; healing takes time as well.