Services

Pandemic Relief Acupuncture $45

Now more than ever, our bodies and minds are in need of support.  These treatments are offered as a means to assist those who need it most. 

  • Offers a financially sustainable means of supporting your wellness

  • Offers accessibility and affordability for as many people as possible, while continuing to be financially self-sustaining.

  • Distal points only are used (ears, arms, legs)

  • Ear seeds may be used in conjuction to treatment and can be kept in place for 4-7 days and are stimulated by self-pressing these points several times a day for a few minutes for continuous therapeutics effects of acupuncture.

  • Patients must come dressed ready for treatment

  • Payments are venmo or cash only (if possible, please bring exact change if paying in cash to simplify payment process)

  • Please arrive 5-10 mins early

  • Thursday appointments only

Sessions are 15-20 mins acupuncture treatments (intakes are brief to ensure maximum time for treatment). Your initial appointment requires a pre-approval from pracitioner. Please contact us at (213) 600-8288 or sarika@somaacuwellness.com for pre-approval.

15-20 min session

NEW SERVICE OFFERING!

Initial Acupuncture Consultation + Treatment $150
Acupuncture Follow Up $100
 
Add Cupping $25

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine that is believed to have originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It's based on the theory that energy (body fluids) flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians (tendons, sinews, arteries, veins and bones.) These pathways create an energy flow that is responsible for overall health. Acupuncture produces an increased level of endorphins, beneficial chemicals in the brain and body including endogenous opioids, serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline while all help the body reach a relaxed state and decrease pain. Treatments are effective at relieving conditions associated with headaches, migraines, chronic low back pain, knee pain associated with osteoarthritis, allergies, chemotherapy, nausea, and much more. 

During your initial consultation, a thorough intake and medical history will determine your individual pattern and diagnosis. You may or may not need herbal medicine. In the case that you do, a customized herbal formula will be prepared for you in capsules/tablet, powder or vacuum-packed liquid form, making herbs convenient for your lifestyle.

60-75 min session

Cupping
or
Gua Sha $60

Therapeutic Cupping and or Gua Sha have been used for thousands of years for asthma, fever, pain, TMJ, sinus congestion and many other physical concerns. Cupping therapy and Gua Sha therapy is a modality that is effective at alleviating muscle pain, cough, chest tightness, asthma, fever, gastrointestinal disorders, overthinking and improves sleep.

 

Cupping: Either glass or plastic cups can be used to create a gentle suction onto the skin.

Gua Sha: Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.This process increases blood circulation by loosening the fascia muscle/tissue and by moving lactic acid to encourage proper blood flow. 

30 min session

Somatic and
Myfascial Release Therapy
$120
Combined with Acupuncture $150

Somatic Movement Therapy decreases pain and eliminates inflammation by releasing joint pressure and muscle tightness. This is often combined with Myofascial Release. Myofascial release therapy utilizes deep myofascial release techniques (techniques which work with the muscles and connective tissue) to realign the body and create ease and efficiency of movement.

 

These sessions are often organized into 3-10 treatment sessions scheduled relatively close together (best when combined with Acupuncture) during which the practitioner focuses on specific session goals and regions. Generally the first several treatments open and balance the outer more superficial layers of the body, working on strain patterns which disrupt balance, movement and ease in the body’s ‘sleeve’. This is followed by progressively deeper work to lengthen, balance and release the deeper ‘core’ layers where many of the longer held strain patterns can be found.

The combined treatments of Somatic Movement Therapy and Myofascial Release therapy are known for its long lasting results due to the comprehensive nature of the sessions. Patients feel longer and lighter, have a greater sense of ease and efficiency of movement, and have reduced pain. After the series of sessions, patients often receive follow up work at a more spread out interval. This depends on many factors, but often involves 1 session every several months.

45 min- 75 min session

Battlefield Acupuncture $50
(Auricular Acupuncture)

Battlefield acupuncture is a form of effective Auricular acupuncture that has been used to relieve pain by sending a message right to the healing center in the brain to correct that patient’s pathology. The Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol uses French acupuncture needles called ASP® needles that allows for a more effective treatment result than traditional auricular acupuncture. With the needles being retained in the ear, communication is continued to the areas in the brain which correct imbalance in the patient’s pathology and create a healing process.

 

Battlefield acupuncture is a cost effective alternative to traditional Acupuncture and can work as a standalone treatment. Treatments are known to be effective in pain management as well as trauma based therapy.

20 min session

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture $120

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a centuries old practice that is based on the principle that health is manifested from the inside out. It is a gentle, effective and safe way to combat the signs of aging and erase years from your face without the risk or downtime of surgery or injections. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture builds collagen, tones muscles, improves circulation, minimizes puffiness and prevents premature aging by stimulating blood flow to allow the organs, muscles and lymphatic system to function properly.

As you age, the 57 muscles in your face gradually lose their tone and mass. Acupuncture stimulates the muscle function, helps lift the face to a healthier, revitalized, youthful appearance. Hair thin needles are placed in the outside of the ear to induce relaxation, and body points are used which correspond the individual’s specific needs. There is a sense of well being as a flood of endorphins is released throughout the body. Once you are in a state of deep relaxation, needles are placed on the face in acupuncture points as well as wrinkles.

60 min session

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture + GuaSha $150
Facial Gua Sha Only $55

Facial Gua Sha is a technique in which specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark circles. Facial Gua Sha is used as part of a comprehensive acupuncture facial rejuvenation program for wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. Facial Gua Sha can address areas such as the neck and jowls, which are prone to sagginess. The increased blood circulation, which occurs during Gua Sha, helps to detoxify the face and move stagnant blood and inflammation, which can occur under the eyes. By providing increased blood flow to the face, the skin is better nourished and healthier.

Facial Gua Sha can be offered as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment or as a standalone session.

75 min session (Gua Sha Only: 30min)

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture + Cupping $150

Facial Cupping Only $55

Facial cupping can be transformative to your appearance either as a standalone treatment, or as an addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation. The benefits include increased local circulation to the skin, drawing nutrients to the surface and enhancing absorption of lotions or serums. Facial cupping also increases blood flow, drains stagnant fluids and eases puffiness. By increasing blood flow and circulation to the skin, cupping can help the skin to regain its youthful appearance.

This treatment will bring collagen to the surface, reduces puffiness & dark circles, diminish lines, drain nasal sinuses and lymphatic system. Conditions such as TMJ and sinus pressure are also relieved.  Facial Rejuvenation cupping is entirely painless and is not an irritant to the skin; it can be used on rosacea, melasma and on sensitive skin.

Facial Cupping can be offered as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment or as a standalone session.

75 min session (Cupping only: 30min)

Herbal Medicine Consultation Only (Initial) $120
Herbal Medicine Follow Up $90
*Acupuncture not included

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has many benefits:

  • All-natural, safe, proven

  • Far less side effects than pharmaceutical alternatives

  • Can improve effectiveness of other medicine

Formulas are customized for each patient to meet your individual needs.

Chinese herbal medicine has been used for health for thousands of years in China.  Functions of herbals formulas are to improve the immune system, balance the functioning of the internal organs, ease tension and stress, increase the energy level, purify the body by encouraging the removal of cellular waste, balance water metabolism, regulate the internal temperature and humidity, and improve blood circulation and blood hemoglobin (thus oxygen) content.

During your initial consultation, a thorough intake and medical history will determine your individual pattern and diagnosis. You may or may not need herbal medicine. In the case that you do, a customized herbal formula will be prepared for you in capsules/tablet, powder or vacuum-packed liquid form, making herbs convenient for your lifestyle.

30-45 min session

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