Acupuncture and Herbs in Davis Square, Somerville MA
I found Fannie Koa to be friendly, personal, professional, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, devoted, and thorough. I found that other acupuncturists, placed the needles, left the room, returned to remove the needles, and that was it. Fannie explained the process in simple terms to give me an overview of what to expect. She showed sincere empathy for my condition and never hurried through the process. She made me feel as though I was the most important patient of the day.
INITIAL CONSULTATION & TREATMENT
15 minutes | FREE
If you’re not sure acupuncture is the right thing for you, come in for a free consultation so you can have your questions answered. Chinese medicine has a lot to offer and acupuncture is only the tip of the iceberg. Herbal therapy, cupping, and bodywork are also among the options available to you.
75 minutes | $120*
For new patients, this session includes an in-depth look into their health history and a full acupuncture/trigger point therapy session. Plan on filling out the Health History form ahead of time and spending at least an hour and 15 minutes at the clinic.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
The art of inserting fine needles into specific points along channels of energy throughout the body has proven to be phenomenally helpful for so many pain, digestive, and sleep issues… and the most common side effect of acupuncture happens to be relaxation. It is truly one of the very best ways towards better health and lower stress levels.
55 minutes | $85*
Succeeding sessions take approximately an hour, which includes a brief update on the patient’s progress and a full treatment.
35 minutes | $60*
These sessions are designed for people who are looking for a quick treatment to relieve stress, try acupuncture, or those who find it frequent and/or shorter treatments more beneficial.These half-hour sessions are also ideal for the treatment of smoking cessation or alcohol abuse, which ideally requires daily treatments for 10 straight days for maximum effectivity.
Trigger Point Therapy
WHAT IS TRIGGER POINT THERAPY?
SESSIONS & PRICING
Trigger Point “Dry Needling” Therapy
When it comes to pain conditions, few things are as effective as Trigger Point Therapy, whether it is through bodywork (like massage or tuina) or acupuncture. Using acupuncture needles to deactivate trigger points is now more commonly referred to as “dry needling”.
More commonly known as trigger point “dry needling” for myofascial pain or sports/orthopedic acupuncture, this technique specifically targets the deactivation of trigger points in the muscles. It is extremely effective in reducing pain and significantly improving range of motion, especially for chronic issues like frozen shoulder and compartment syndrome. Athletes benefit greatly from this type of treatment because it aids recovery from injuries or simply for unlocking tight, overworked muscles.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese families have ingested the leaves, roots, flowers and vines in the herbal materia medica as part of their diet for centuries. At its core, Chinese herbal medicine is food. It is very safe when properly dispensed and, like acupuncture, can have powerful and dramatic effects on a person’s health.Unlike Western drugs that individually target certain symptoms or problems, a prescription using Chinese herbal medicine takes the entire person into account and has the unique ability to have an entire formula customized for a patient’s specific needs. Custom prescriptions typically contain a variety of herbs that work together to address one or more issues as well as minimize potential side effects. The formula evolves with the patient’s condition and works best when combined with acupuncture, although both treatment modalities are quite effective on their own.Women’s health issues such as fertility and GYN problems tend to respond particularly well to a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
50 minutes | $85*
The first herbal consult may be combined with an initial acupuncture consultation and treatment session. It involves an in-depth health history and should includes taking into account what other medications and supplements the patient is currently on.
Please Note: Consultations do not include the cost of the herbs, which can vary between $15-30 depending on the nature and dosage of the prescription.
25 minutes | $45*
**Consultations do not include the cost of the herbs, which can vary between $15-30 depending on the nature and dosage of the prescription.
SESSIONS & PRICING
15-20 minutes | $35*
Cupping therapy can be performed by itself or as an add-on to a treatment. Sliding or stationery cups are excellent for dispersing muscle tension, especially in the back, neck and shoulder areas.
SESSIONS & PRICING
15 minutes | $35 - 30 minutes | $50
Reiki is a form of energy healing that can be added onto an acupuncture treatment. It involves holding my hands over areas of the body called chakras or energy centers to clear away blockages, and it often results in relaxation, mental/emotional release, and an increased feeling of balance and well-being… much like acupuncture, but without needles. It is especially helpful for centering the spirit and facilitating mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical healing.
* The fees listed above represent a discount for payment on the day of service. Billed services (such as health insurance or personal injury cases), are billed at the full rate.