Wendy Rachman, AP
Wendy Rachman is a Board Certified Acupuncturist and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Florida. She graduated Suma-Cum-Laude from Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Bachelors of Science in Professional Health Studies and a Masters in Oriental Medicine. She has been studying Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine since 2006. She is passionate about treating anyone but has an empathetic interest in those suffering from Acute and Chronic Pain, Infertility, and Stress-related disorders. She has completed certifications in Tension Point Therapy, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, and CNT-Clean Needle Technique.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine sterile needles, through the body’s surface, in order to influence physiological changes within the body. A heavy, tingling or numbing sensation should be expected momentarily. This is the arrival of qi to the area and is experienced differently by each individual. A tranquil and relaxed state should follow.
Acupuncture is considered an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of qi and blood. There is a vital energy or life force known as “qi” that circulates in the body through a system of pathways called meridians. Oriental Medical diagnostics analyze symptoms and categorize conditions based on each individual’s body, allowing for an exclusive and harmonized experience. The following are just a few modalities an Acupuncturist or Oriental Medicine Practitioner may use.
Acupuncture – New Patient with or without e-stim: 90 minutes $80
Acupuncture Subsequent Visits: with or without e-stim 60 minutes $60
Acu-Detox: The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) uses a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health including; addictions, mental health, disaster and emotional trauma. There are five designated ear points in each auricle (outer ear), Acupuncturist trained in Acu-detox apply fine gauge, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin, where they remain for up to an hour while the patient relaxes quietly in a comfortable chair. These points can be used alone or in conjunction with other acupuncture body points.
Cupping is performed by creating a local suction on the skin. This increases blood flow in order to promote healing. The suction is created by heating the air inside the cup and quickly placing it on the patient forming an airtight seal. As the air inside the cup cools, it contracts, forming a partial vacuum and enabling the cup to suck the skin, pulling in soft tissue, and drawing blood to that area. Moving cupping is a very fluid movement of the cup across the skin to increase circulation and decrease tension and tightness in the muscles. It is most often done over the larger muscular areas of the body such as the back or upper legs. Price: $30
Gua Sha in Chinese it literally means “to scrape away disease or fever by allowing the disease to escape through the skin”. Tools most often used are smooth and rounded made mostly from wood, resin or stone. The area is scraped until a reddish-purple or petechial color appears. This increases circulation and releases heat from the affected area, therefore decreasing inflammation and pain. Price: $20
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy using moxa, or mugwort herb on or above the skin to create a sensation of heat, therefore increasing circulation and warmth to the area. It has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of cold disorders such as certain types of arthritis, infertility and chronic pain.
Infrared Heat lamp Therapy: Included with Treatment at no charge
Acupuncture Injection Therapy:
Herbal Formula Therapy: (Available Soon)`
Acupuncture & Cupping or Gua Sha: $80
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