Acupuncture

The Ancient Practice of Chinese Medicine


The August Acupuncture Event is at Twin Cities locations only.  

The August Acupuncture Event is at Twin Cities locations only.  

The philosophy of Green Lotus integrates both Eastern and Western wellness and healing techniques. Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been used for thousands of years. Meet one of our licensed practitioners to find out how this ancient modality can help you and your family naturally without the risk of side effects.


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Acupuncture Rates & Packages

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Acupuncture sessions may include acupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), cupping, Reiki, Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions, and other related modalities at no additional charge.  Our therapists offer slightly different modalities, please call for details. Acupuncture sessions last about an hour. Depending on the provider, the initial visit may take longer.

Acupuncture session, $75

Three acupuncture sessions, $210

Ten acupuncture sessions, $650

 

Mai Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

A cosmetic acupuncture treatment, also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, includes a full body treatment for overall wellness at no additional charge. Cosmetic acupuncture is a holistic alternative to plastic surgery, injections, and laser/chemical peels.  Treatments increase blood circulation to the face promoting collagen production for increased muscle tone and elasticity - this is what keeps wrinkles from forming. Cosmetic acupuncture also works on tummies.  Available with Marcia Kirk in Lakeville. If you'd like to find out more and meet Marcia, a free 30-minute info session is available.  

Initial session, $125

Follow-up session, $100

 

Marcia brings broad, deep knowledge from both professional and personal experiences to her acupuncture services and that provides special richness to her care. I appreciate her holistic, compassionate, and personal approach – she cares about you as a whole human being.
~ Kim, RN

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has been practiced for over 2,000 years and has helped billions of people.  Acupuncture is the insertion of disposable, fine needles into the body at specific points. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (qi) in the body to promote natural healing.  Acupuncture is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems without side effects.

What to expect from the initial consultation and treatment?

During your initial consultation, you will spend time discussing your health concerns with your acupuncturist and he or she will collect a detailed history. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Expect your acupuncturist to look at your tongue, (please don't brush your tongue or chew gum before your appointment), take your pulse, and possibly palpate acupuncture points. You should wear loose clothes that are comfortable to lie down in for 30 minutes and be sure to eat within four hours of your appointment. Set aside enough time so that you are not rushing to and from your visit. Physical strain immediately before or after acupuncture can weaken your body.

 

When I started seeing Marcia my husband and I had been trying to conceive for over a year. I try to have a very healthy diet and lifestyle and really did not want to go through the hormones, drugs, and expense of IVF. I heard that acupuncture can be helpful with IVF or even without it so we decided to just try acupuncture first. Well, we are pregnant with twins. So I guess I am a double success story!
~ Deanna, fertility patient

 

Does acupuncture hurt?

No, acupuncture should not hurt.  Sometimes a momentary prick is felt at the insertion of the needle, but most patients say they barely feel the needle go in.  The needle is placed in specific acupuncture points to create stimulation, and therefore the patient most likely will feel different sensations.  Some people describe the sensation as heavy, dull pressure, tingling, and aching, for example.  Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. Acupuncture treatments are comfortable and gentle and patients often fall asleep.

How does acupuncture work?

TCM theory includes the study of fourteen meridians that cover the entire body and connect with organs or organ systems.  Meridians are like rivers inside the body.  Qi (energy), like water in a river, flows through meridians as an invisible current nourishing and energizing every cell, tissue, organ, and muscle.   Acupuncturists develop diagnostic skills to effectively evaluate the quality and quantity of qi flowing within the body, then use tiny needles to stimulate specific points to help nurture your body back to health by helping to resolve energy imbalances.

 

I have found a calming sense, a peaceful state that happened at the first visit and has been built on ever since. I am a survivor of breast cancer that has metastasized to my bones. Acupuncture with Marcia has brought relief from the bone pain that I was experiencing when I started treatment. I would like to continue on this path of well-being that has made a believer out of me.
~ Dorothy, cancer patient

 

How many treatments will I need?

This is unique to the individual and the condition that is being treated.  Some people experience immediate relief, others may take months to achieve results.  Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones.  For example, if the problem is acute sometimes improvement is felt after one treatment, and then maybe you will only need three to five treatments to resolve.  On the other hand if you suffer from a chronic condition it may take many treatments to help resolve.

What can I do to prepare for my first visit?

Think about what you would like to accomplish by receiving your acupuncture treatment.  At the first visit, your acupuncturist will ask what the main condition is that you want to be treated for.  It is helpful if you pay attention to your body and the condition that needs attention.  For example, think of words to describe the pain or discomfort you feel.  Also, pay attention to how frequently you notice the condition and what makes it better or worse. Giving your acupuncturist as many details as possible will help them to treat you more effectively. 

 

I tried acupuncture after having sinus infections for years. I took one round of medicine after another but felt worse and worse. I also had a lot of joint pain. With acupuncture and Marcia’s knowledge of how food was impacting my health my joint pain is gone and only two minor infections this year and they cleared up on their own in a couple of days – and no antibiotics at all.
~ Laurie, chronic sinus infections and weight loss

 

What conditions can be treated by acupuncture?

According to the World Health Organization and National Institute of Health, acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many problems.

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Low back pain, sciatica, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia.

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea. 

Respiratory Disorders
Colds, asthma, allergies. 

Gynecological Disorders
PMS, menopausal symptoms. 

Emotional & Neurological Disorders
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, dizziness.