Hi- Im Stacy, I have a masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Chinese pharmacology. I am currently enrolled in the PhD program at AAAOM in Roseville MN. My doctorate degree is focused in orthopedics. I have been a Massage Therapist for 16 years and this seemed to be a natural progression in my career. A question that I hear often is "Why would I come in to see you for acupuncture?" My answer is always "For what ever you have going on with you." Maybe its a sore elbow, knee, low back, diarrhea, constipation, sleep, anxiety ... I could go on and on, so let me just say: ANYTHING YOU HAVE WRONG WITH YOU, acupuncture can usually help with. The goal is to get your body in balance.
If your problem is acute it may only take a few sessions to ease it. If the problem is chronic, it can take a while, I've seen it work fast on some patients and slow on others. It really depends on your body. Everyone is different. Not one body is the same. Let's face it- if you have had the issue for 20 years, please give it some time to work! I'd love it to work overnight, but that is not always the case. We (you and I) will work out a plan according to your body and response time to the treatments. My patients usually ask if they can still come in even though they feel good- Of course, Chinese medicine is based on prevention. Take care of the problem before it starts. In ancient times a Doctor only got paid if the patient was well and not if the patient was sick. Keeping your immune system healthy through acupuncture and herbs helps deter dis-ease before it starts.
I understand that you are not living your best life possible unless your mind and body are completely healthy. That's why application of acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs can encourage the intelligent self-healing powers within the body to begin restoring health and balance to your life.
My goal is to bring an ancient modality into a modern world. Acupuncture treats or helps with many ailments and dis-ease. If you can imagine, thousands of years ago there was not western medicine nor surgical procedures or pharmaceuticals. The Chinese used their medicine which had a way of treating and curing with their generational techniques. Why does it work? As my Chinese professors told me... many years of experience goes into just one acupuncture point. I can work on your leg to help your frozen shoulder. In sitting down to try to explain thousands of years of knowledge, I have come to the conclusion that I can say qi flow, meridians, deficiency or excess... but to make it easy on us all... IT JUST WORKS.
Throughout the years, many scientific studies have proven it reduces inflammation - which is most dis-ease and signals pain receptors and these both ease or stops pain. The world health Organization (WHO) has recognized Acupuncture to treat and help many dis-eases.
Scientist and doctors have their theories to explain the benefits of acupuncture;
Stimulation of neurotransmitters that affect immune system function,
Release of norepinephrine, acetylcholine and several types of opioids which results in pain reduction and activation of specific receptors that inhibit the transmission of painful stimuli are to name a few.
MRI's have been used to map the brain patterns during stimulation of certain acupuncture points along with blood sampling to understand the chemistry behind what is physiologically happening.
It is too much to list here on my web site, but Dr Norm Shealy, a neurosurgeon, has had many important health discoveries of this century. He has had all the equipment at his disposal to run every test possible.
Anyway, if you want the research, it is out there.
At Aspen Acupuncture Clinic in Cumberland we specialize in non-narcotic practices in healing pain such as headaches, chronic pain, joint pain, and back pain, in doing so, we use tiny, disposable, sterile needles that are placed gently into specific acupuncture points that correspond with your complaints or disease. Our goal is to apply an ancient modality into a modern world. Acupuncture is not only for pain- It helps with depression, anxiety and stress as well. I would like to also mention shingles, this is a combination of anxiety that turns to pain, If you have shingles please go to an acupuncturist as soon as you feel a burn or get a blister, do not stay in pain.
Interested in Cosmetic Acupuncture?
I have extra certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture (Mei Zen) to help with fine lines and wrinkles.
-Initial Acupuncture consult with treatment $75
-Follow up Acupuncture treatments
-Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol
2 per week for 6 weeks
$1440 or $120 per treatment
Monthly or as needed, Cosmetic Acupuncture preservation treatment after initial protocol $100
* I suggest a 4 week break in between Cosmetic Acupuncture protocols over 9 weeks, for those who feel a desire for more.
*Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture was featured in "O" magazine (Oprah)
Rather than applying pressure to the muscles, cupping works by a vacuum effect and negative pressure on the muscles which can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping relieves back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraine, rheumatism and encourage healing. It is effective at stretching tight fascia and helps the tissue develop new blood flow and causes anti-inflammatory chemical reactions in the body.
you may choose to add 10 minutes of facial/neck cupping for $10 to the Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol for reinforcement and excelleration
-Cupping added to acupuncture treatments 10 minutes $10
-Cupping only without acupuncture 15 minutes $25
*Please call to request cupping with out acupuncture
Herbs were commonly used before western pharmaceuticals were introduced. Treating and preventing medical conditions with herbs is naturally safe, as an overdose would cause irritation or nausea instead of landing in the emergency room. Aspen Acupuncture Clinic's future goal is to have a Chinese herbal pharmacy with a mixture of raw, granual, and capsule herbs. While we can order Herbs as needed, we intend to have the pharmacy open when the addition is up and running. We do have some cold and flu formulas on hand.
initial consult $35
Herbs vary in price according to the diagnosis and pattern of disease