TCM and our practice philosophy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has more than 2,000 years of history and boasts proven, positive effects on cardiovascular, neuromuscular, endocrine, and reproductive health.
At AYAA, we create individualized treatment plans for each appointment, layering in bodywork, acupuncture and herbal formulas as needed. The price of treatment never changes, we just do what is best for you each visit.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can manage and treat many health concerns, from chronic to acute. For a list of conditions and research associated with them, please visit the NCCAOM's resource center.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How does acupuncture work?
A: The human body functions as an electromagnetic field. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body with very thin metal needles to redirect this micro-current to areas that need it most. Acupuncture removes blockages that may be causing physical pain in the body, increases blood flow to damaged tissues, and stimulates the production of certain neurotransmitters to help with mood and stress.
Q: What systems does it work on?
A: Acupuncture can treat a variety of systems in the human body such as musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, pulmonary, and reproductive.
Q: Will it hurt?
A: The needles we use are much smaller than your average needle. In fact, about 20 acupuncture needles fit inside your average hypodermic needle! Most patients do not even feel the needles go in. You may feel a tingling sensation, warmness, or heaviness and a dull ache where needles are inserted initially. Those are normal responses and signifies a connection with the rest of your body. We also have needle-free options for those with extreme aversion to needle-therapy.
Q: How long will it take to see results & how often do I need to come?
A: Like everything tailored towards individuals... it depends! Everyone is different and treatment plans are made on a case by case basis. For a treatment plan, please schedule a free 15 minute consultation with us.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: We would love to... but not yet! We do, however, offer super-bills on a monthly basis which you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. You may also pay for acupuncture sessions with HSA or FSA funds.