Welcome To Our Clinic
Everything you need to know is below
Our open-concept space
Acupuncture here at The Village is done in a quiet, open-concept space because, let’s be honest, no one heals in isolation. Once you try acupuncture in our shared space, you’ll never want to go back to being alone in a private room.
The combined energy at The Village pulls you into a healing vortex, carrying you deeper into healing relaxation than you could ever go on your own. The palpable support in the room amplifies your treatment. We don’t call it an “acu-nap” for nothing!
If you're looking for a miracle we are not the place for you.
If we could fix your problem in one treatment, we would be millionaires. Oh, sure, every now and then it happens, but mostly healing unfolds over time.
We listen carefully to you, design a solid treatment plan, peel back the layers, and follow through with all the skills and experience we’ve gathered over the years.
We’re damn good at what we do, so if you’re willing to invest in your health, you’ll be rewarded with blossoming energy, symptom relief, and increasing well-being.
What to expect.
Watch us wheel over on the funnest chair ever, draggin’ the supply cart on its bum wheels. Holding our computers, we’ll ask you a bunch of nosy questions and type up your chief complaints and symptoms in direct quotes from you.
Based on what we’ve heard and observed, we’ll break out the needles. You may see us load up our little magnet with multiple packages and soak a cotton ball in alcohol to swab your skin where we’ll place our needles. We’ll check in with you about what time you have to leave, then it’s time for you to bask in the shared glow of The Village’s healing energies.
After your “acu-nap,” we’ll talk you through a healing plan based on how your treatment unfolded, including the language you use, the tears you may have cried, your body language, and other diagnostic tricks up our sleeves. We’ll write down the frequency of treatment we suggest for you along with any lifestyle practices and our availability, Nobody gets out of here without a solid treatment plan.
The number of needles used
We can wield a lot of healing energy with very few needles. And since you’re unique, the number and placement of needles will be unique too, depending on what we’re treating.
As a baseline, you may have 2 in each limb and 5 to 10 in your ears and head.
Once you’re comfy in the chair, we’ll walk you through each point. We always want to know how you’re feeling, so if you ever need us to pause or adjust a needle, we will, just let us know.
The needling technique
First, let’s get this out of the way: Acupuncture should NEVER be painful. There, we’ve said it.
We practice a style of acupuncture called the Balance Method, which taps into your body’s energy superhighways (called meridians or channels) to effect change somewhere else. You might show up with a sore lower back and get rapid relief when we treat your hands. We studied really hard to figure that out!
Traditional acupuncture treats the location of the pain, but the Balance Method pulls energy away from the pain by treating it from far away. We view the entire body as one interconnected system, rather than isolated areas of pain or blockage.
We are freehanders here, no guide tube jamming into your skin before the tap tap of a needle. We’ve found it unnecessary and often startling for newbies. You’ll notice we feel for each point with our left hands and make eye contact to be sure you’re ready to receive all the healing powers before we insert the needle. We’ll go at your pace, guiding you through the process.
The number of treatment sessions
We can’t initially predict how many treatments you’ll need to relieve your symptoms. What we do know is that acupuncture kickstarts your inner healer when it’s done in a series of four to eight treatments over a short period of time. We’ll start with a plan based on your unique needs and refine it as we carefully track your progress.
The experience of the acupuncturist.
Wherever you are on your unique health journey, we invite you to tap into The Village’s healing momentum.
If you’re feeling hopeless, we’re here to listen, share our experiences, hold your hand, and offer you a hug (with permission, of course). When you roar in excited about finally feeling better, we’re here to celebrate with you.
You want hot tips, we’ve got ‘em. Practices to do at home that will boost your healing? Got those too. We’ll support you as you discover your full potential for thriving, whole-body, jumping-for-joy wellness.
There’s a point for that
Stick around the clinic long enough and you’re sure to hear us say this. Here’s the truth, though: the magic really happens when we use combinations of points.
We choose the combo that will get you moving forward by listening to your history and what’s happening in your life (not just your body) right now. To learn a little more about how each Village practitioner works, sign up for our newsletter.
Still a little nervous?
We can assure you that getting a permanent tattoo is WAY more painful than anything an acupuncturist can dish out.
Even so, at The VIllage we will never dismiss your fears or worries about trying acupuncture for the first time. If you’re feeling at all uncertain, here’s what’s most important: trusting your practitioner enough to clearly communicate all your big feelings around trying something new.
We’re here to listen, and we’ll always follow your lead with skill, care and respect