A Bit About Acupuncture, and Massage
A Bit About the History of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine
The development of East Asian Medicine and its surrounding modalities–including acupuncture– are largely credited to China and the surrounding countries, and is mentioned in texts dated as early as 300 BCE, with archaeological evidence dating back to 1000 BCE. What we know as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) came into being in the 1950’s through declaration of the Chinese Government and though the practice came to the United States with Chinese Migrants working on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860’s, more often than not, however, credit for its arrival in the US is given to a few doctors from UCLA who popularized acupuncture in the 1970’s.
East Asian Medicine diagnostics does not follow in the same vein as allopathic diagnostics. East Asian Medicine diagnoses and treats in a very holistic way, meaning that while one may present with a specific problem, the whole of the person in all of their complexities are taken into account in developing and implementing a treatment strategy.
If you want to learn more about East Asian Practices the following are great primers to sink your teeth into, you know, without dropping everything and heading down the path of a four year masters program to become a licensed acupuncturist.
- Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold
- The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine by Dr Daniel Keown
- The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted J. Kaptchuk
- Acupuncture is like Noodles by Lisa Rohleder, Skip Van Meter, et al.
- Why Did You Put That Needle There? by Andy Wegman
There is also information in our FAQs section
Currently we are offering a 60 minute massage for $70* with the option of adding therapeutic 1000 mg CBD oil enhancement for $15 (let Kristin know if you want to add CBD).
Ongoing, there is a birthday special for $58 for one 60 minute massage during your birthday month.
We plan to offer 90 min massage soon, but 90 MINUTE MASSAGES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID 19 PROTOCOLS. Limiting massage sessions to 60 minutes helps increase all of our safety.
*please note prices do not include gratuity
Tiny Needles That Can Change Your life….
This 3.4 millimeter gold needle could end years of pain in moments.
ASP ear needles (Aiguille Semi-Permanente) or semi-permanent needles are made in Lyon, France. They were designed by a French physician to stay in the ear for a length of time. Here in the USA, they tend to stay in for 3 to 4 days. In France, it is not uncommon for a doctor to leave them in for a month or more at a time.
ASP ear needles come in three different types of metal; Gold, Stainless Steel (what we use), and Titanium. Rooted has been using these needles with great success to reduce pain, anxiety and relieve PMS symptoms. Saja likes that the needles get “reactivated” every time you get up or move. The only downside is that these needles are quite expensive, so must have an additional cost.
By booking an appointment you are agreeing to our cancellation policy below.
AFTER CARE FOR ASP NEEDLES
Continue normal activities and avoid over exertion for the initial 6-12 hours after a treatment.
You may bathe or shower with the needles in place, but be careful not to pull the needles when cleaning or drying the ear. Using a warm blow dryer about 6 inches from the ear will re-activate the needles.
If you remove the needles, or find them when they fall out, dispose of them in a container with a lid.
You may take notes about how you feel, sleep, and your pain level to report back at your next visit.
The needles can remain in your ear for up to seven days, or if they fall out then they are “done.”
Once a day, have a partner or friend check the needles. If any redness or pain develops at the local needle, remove it by twisting clockwise and counter clockwise, while pulling gently. Removing during/after a warm shower or placing a warm damp cloth on the ear can facilitate needle removal.
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Acupuncture Cancellation Policy
Massage Cancellation Policy
Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the therapists’ day that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we require 4 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Patients who provide less than 4 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged the full fee for the treatment missed