All prospective patients can complete an initial consultation for which no fee is charged. During this visit you will have a one-on-one consult with your clinician about your case. This is to ensure that you are a good candidate for acupuncture and that you are familiar and comfortable with our philosophy and program. (In case you’re just landing here without knowing about us, click to learn more about us). At the conclusion of your free consultation, you will have the opportunity to schedule a full appointment.
Acupuncture Initial Treatment
Your initial acupuncture treatment visit lasts a little less than an hour. At your intake, the clinician will go over your case and medical history in detail, talk about a comprehensive treatment plan, and administer your first acupuncture treatment. Treatments are often integrated with herbal consults, cupping, and other modalities.
Acupuncture follow-ups last for 45 minutes and include a brief update since the last treatment, with the remaining time spent relaxing into a place of healing. Acupuncture treatments will often be integrated with herbal consults, cupping, and other modalities depending on necessity.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation treatments are a non-toxic and holistic approach to beauty. In this treatment, extra fine needles are inserted into the face at specific points to relieve muscle fatigue and also directly into wrinkles to lessen their appearance. Each session lasts one hour and includes facial cupping, massage, and gua sha. To see visible changes, patients need to go through an initial recommended course of treatments. Initial recommended course of treatment is twice a week for 5 weeks, with semi-annual spot treatments.
10 Session Package $1500
Cupping & Gua Sha Follow up
Using suction to release tension and congestion in your muscles. Traditionally done with glass and fire, here at Red Raven we use silicon cups for a more modern approach. This flexibility of the cups allows for greater control over the amount of suction applied, but also lets the cups mold to the shape of the muscle keeping them in contact with the skin during range of motion exercises. This is extremely beneficial for people with chronic and athletic injuries. In Chinese Medicine, the cups pull out old and stagnant blood that is flowing slowly through tight muscles, bringing fresh, healthy blood into the area to help facilitate healing. Sometimes the old stagnant blood will appear as hickeys where the cups were left, but despite how they look they are not painful.
Literally translating as "raise a rash", this is a scraping technique uses the same approach and theory as cupping, but using metal and stone tools to move the congestion through the muscles and skin. The same dark marks of stagnant blood in cupping can appear in scraped areas but will usually clear up within a week. Many western clinics apply similar techniques of scraping and often people can see immediate results.
When applied gently, these techniques can be used on the face for allergy congestion as well as promoting elastin and collagen regeneration. That's why all our facial rejuvenation treatments always apply both. These powerful approaches may look painful, but many people find both gua sha and cupping to be very relaxing.
First time patient
This is a 60 minute tele-health consultation with your practitioner using videoconferencing. Please only select this option if you have never been treated at out clinic. This will be an introduction to your practitioner, eastern medicine, and telemedicine. Check your email after booking for instruction on how to sign up for the patient portal and fill out your online paperwork prior to your first appointment.
The appointment will be a 30 minute follow up which will include an intake, an acu-point prescription as well as a demonstration of how to properly stimulate them, qigong and tai chi exercises - all to help with your immediate condition and your overall health to help prevent recurrences and illness.
Online Qigong Classes
Individual session or group sessions. Get your friends together on google hangout and do a class together! A full warm up and either a traditional form or specific movements to help with your conditions. 45 minute class.
Sliding scale $30-60
* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).