While acupuncture is fairly well-known, there are many treatment options available. Check these out and consider what you might want to try in future appointments.


Traditional acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles in specific locations to enhance balance of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It may relieve pain or other symptoms, but also promotes well-being. Needles are usually left in place 10 – 45 minutes while you relax.

Esoteric Acupuncture

Esoteric acupuncture uses traditional acupuncture points and needles. The needles are placed in a specific order and often use sacred geometric shapes to induce movement of energy to enhance spiritual awareness.

Read more about esoteric acupuncture.


Massage enhances the treatment by promoting relaxation and energy flow through the meridians.

Tuning Forks

Tuning forks use slight pressure and sound vibration to activate acupoints. It is a gentle way to treat and is used instead of needles in some cases.

For further information, see Acutonics.com.

Emotion Free Technique

Emotion Free Technique is useful for physical and emotional balance. I find it especially helpful when there has been a traumatic event which led to symptoms.

For more in-depth information, see emofree.com.


Herbs utilized in this practice are usually in capsule or tablet form. Many are combinations of several herbs for a specific condition.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a moving meditation. Combining the breath with movements, it is easy to feel more energized and relaxed in just a few minutes.

Read more about Qi Gong.


Cupping works to lift the skin and underlying tissue to promote circulation and stimulate healing.


Magnets attached to circular tape stimulate acupuncture points on a constant basis. Some common points to use magnets include P6 near the inside of the wrist for prevention of nausea in morning and motion sickness.

Ear balls

Ear balls are tiny metal balls on a small piece of tape placed on specific ear points to aid in treatment. The balls are gently pressed by the client as often as desired. The most frequently used points include ones for relaxation and appetite suppression.