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The majority of acupuncturists today in the U.S. and in China practice a modernized and vastly simplified version of acupuncture which is distinct from the medical practices that existed in China prior to Communism. This modernized practice is known as "Traditional Chinese Medicine" (TCM), and was developed during the enormous cultural change in China in the 20th century. Classical Chinese Medicine, on the other hand, integrates 74 meridians (energy pathways) while TCM uses 12 meridians and gives a polite nod to 8 others. The other important meridians, crucial to the treatment of deep-seated conditions such as cancers, auto-immune disorders, psychological disorders and inherited diseases, are omitted from TCM practice entirely.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My first session typically runs an hour and a half and includes an in-depth health history intake followed by a treatment. My fee for this is $140 Subsequent sessions typically run an hour and fifteen minutes and cost $90. I am happy to slide my fee for those experiencing financial difficulties. I do not do a sliding scale, however, for facial rejuvenation acupuncture.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Absolutely. The healing arts is a lifelong endeavor. To this day, I continue to deepen my intimacy with Classical Chinese Medicine as I take monthly workshops with various masters.