Initial Treatment (90 minutes)
The first visit includes a review of health history, current health concerns, an inspection of tongue and pulse and an acupuncture treatment. Once the needles are in place, you will rest for approximately 30 minutes.
Return Visit (60 minutes)
During the return visit, your practitioner will review current health concerns and progress. She will observe your tongue, take your pulse and provide an acupuncture treatment.
Initial Consultation/Telehealth (60 minutes)
In this session, your practitioner will complete a full health history and gain understanding of your current health concern(s). Your practitioner will follow up with a written treatment plan that will likely include nutrition and lifestyle suggestions and potentially supplement and herb recommendations.
Mini Visit/Telehealth (30 minutes)
This is essentially the “intake” portion of an “in-person” visit during which your practitioner will review current health concerns, note changes and your progress. Additionally, your practitioner will likely advise on herbs, supplements, nutrition and lifestyle adjustments.
Breech Presentations Initial (90 minutes)
This visit is essentially an initial visit (as above) but with the specific focus of turning a breech baby to vertex position. Ideally, this treatment is performed between 34 – 38 weeks, but it may be performed later in pregnancy if need be. Additionally, during this visit, you will be advised on how to perform a similar treatment at home. This treatment utilizes both acupuncture and moxibustion, a technique in which a stick of burning mugwort is moved over the body at a specific point.
Breech Presentations Return (90 minutes)
During the return visit, your practitioner will review current health concerns and progress. As with the Breech Presentation initial, both acupuncture and moxibustion will be utilized.
Labor Support Initial (Post-Dates Pregnancy) (90 minutes)
This visit is essentially an initial visit (as above). In this treatment, the goal is to support a normal progression into labor for women who are either past their due-date or, for medical reasons, are set to be induced by their obstetrician. This treatment is a combination of acupuncture and often massage. Additionally, your practitioner will go over dietary and lifestyle recommendations supportive to this end.
Of special note: In our experience, when we are working with women throughout their pregnancies, but especially in the third trimester or at least 35 weeks and beyond, women are more likely to go into labor naturally.
Mother Roasting (Post-partum treatment) (90 minutes)*
Our mother roasting treatment is performed one to four weeks postpartum. Your practitioner will ask about labor, delivery and postpartum health. This treatment will be a combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, a technique in which a stick of burning mugwort is moved over the body, to warm, nourish, and re-energize the body. Moms love this special and ancient treatment!
Pre & Post IUI/IVF Transfer @ R&B (60 minutes X 2)
Our office will work with you to find two appointments on the same day – one preceding and one following your IVF transfer procedure.
Pre & Post IUI/IVF Transfer
Within San Francisco city limits, your practitioner will travel to your clinic (with Clinic RE approval) to perform both a pre and post transfer acupuncture treatment.
*Subject to availability (currently unavailable due to covid-19 pandemic)
Home Visit (60 minutes)
Within San Francisco city limits, your practitioner will travel to your home to perform acupuncture treatment.*Subject to availability (currently unavailable due to covid-19 pandemic)
If it has been longer than one year since your last acupuncture visit with us, we strongly recommend scheduling an Initial Visit as opposed to a Return.
Insurance clients, please note, regular initial and return acupuncture visits can be covered by insurance. Our other treatment offerings including, “Mother roasting”, “Labor Promotion” etc. will be at an additional out-of-pocket cost. Please contact us with any questions.