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.
There is a waitlist for new patients at the moment and I have disabled online booking for New Patient sessions as I work my way through the waitlist. To be added to the waitlist for new patients, please send an email to email@example.com. (I can recommend some other practitioners in the area if you need to be seen sooner.) Thank you for your patience and understanding.
To check for availability within 24 hours, please call or send a text message to 617-294-9109.
I strongly suggest booking the first available appointment online anyway and I will do my best to reach out to people on the waitlist when slots open up.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
SESSIONS & PRICING
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.
Acupuncture | $105*
Follow-up sessions take approximately an hour, which includes a brief update on the patient’s progress and a full treatment.
Depending on the patient’s needs, the treatment may include cupping, electrostrimulation, or a 10-15 minutes of trigger point dry needling.
Acupuncture with Electoacupuncture | $130* Acupuncture with Trigger Point Dry Needling | $140*
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. Using acupuncture needles to deactivate trigger points is now more commonly referred to as “dry needling”. It provides relief for chronically tight muscles that usually works faster and lasts longer than other modalities like deep tissue massage.
Acupuncture with Trigger Point Dry Needling | $140*
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 | $150
The first herbal consult may be combined with an initial acupuncture consultation and treatment session. It involves an in-depth health history and the preparation of a custom formula/prescription.
Please Note: Consultations do not include the cost of the herbs, which can vary between $20-35 depending on the nature and dosage of the prescription.
25 minutes | $65
Follow-up sessions for herbal patients involve an in-depth progress update and preparation of the patient's formula/prescription.
**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
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.
Standalone session (20-30 minutes) | $65*
Acupuncture session with cupping (add-on) | $125*
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.
NOTE: Due to the changes in scheduling appointments during the pandemic, Reiki will only be available to existing patients and offered on a case-to-case basis.
* 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.