Acupuncture is one branch of East-Asian Medicine
East-Asian Medicine is based on a wholistic, energetic model that views the body as a complete, inter-connected system. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered that there is vital energy inherent in all living things - this energy is called Qi or Chi (pronounced "chee"). Over thousands of years of practice, the ancient physicians discovered an "invisible" system of cyclic energy flowing in the human body along specific pathways called channels or meridians. Acupuncture points are areas along those channels where Qi can be accessed. Acupuncture is the strategic placement of very thin, acupuncture "filiforms" (stainless steel, single use, disposable sterile needles) inserted into very specific points in your body to benefit your health. The goal of acupuncture is to clear "blockages" and harmonize "imbalances" that have occurred along those channels. Clearing blockages and restoring balance to your body allows it to heal itself.
Acupuncture treatments may include other modalities included in the scope of East-Asian Medicine such as: Acupressure | Auricular Acupuncture + Seeds | Electrical Acupuncture (E-Stim) | Moxibustion (Moxa) | GuaSha | Cupping | Lifestyle + Nutritional Recommendations | Tui Na (Chinese Therapeutic Massage) | Qi Gong (movements for health)
** For optimal results, plan for a series 6-10 treatments in a 3-4 week period **
Susanna's private acupuncture treatments cost $100, and last 55 minutes. She is available for private appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Medical Tower in Center City. Private appointments may also include: Yoga Exercises | Aromatherapy | Crystal + Gemstone Therapy
Susanna's private facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments are structured in a package of 12 treatments (twice-weekly for 6 weeks) for $1,950, and last 85 minutes. Individual appointments are $175. She is available for facial rejuvenation appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Medical Tower in Center City. Facial appointments also include: Facial Massage + Facial Guasha | Aromatherapy
Susanna's community acupuncture treatments are sliding-scale, ranging from $35-50 per treatment, based upon your ability to pay. She is available for community-style appointments at South Philly Community Acupuncture on Fridays and Saturdays. See the FAQs page for more information.