Salternative

(630) 845-3333

1541 East Fabyan Parkway, Unit 161
Geneva, Illinois 60134

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Chinese Medicine Therapies

 

Acupuncture

Looking for pain relief and improvement in overall health? Acupuncture is a well known and highly utilized practice to achieve both of those goals. 

Acupuncture is the use of hair-thin needles (so small you barely feel them) to stimulate certain points on the body activating "qi" (pronounced chee) and triggering the body's natural healing abilities. In Chinese medicine, the body has twelve distinct meridians, or lines of energy, and each one of those meridians connects to a major organ. Acupuncture attempts to identify which meridians may be stagnant and then breaks up that stagnation with the insertion of those tiny needles. Acupuncture stimulates the central and peripheral nervous systems and causes the release of certain brain chemicals such as endorphins.

 

Benefits of Acupuncture may include:


  • improve circulatory system and immune function

  • provide pain relief (including back pain, post-operative pain, sciatica and more)

  • decrease blood pressure

  • aid in fertility journeys

  • reduce frequency and severity of headaches

  • improve digestive function

  • reduce stress

  • aid in weight loss

  • assist with addiction relief

 

Fire Cupping

Fire Cupping is the ancient practice of placing fire inside small glass cups that to remove the oxygen to create suction so the cups may be placed on the skin to create a seal and pull. The suction causes the skin and superficial muscle tissue to rise up within the cup. The pressure begins the process of loosening the muscles, increasing blood flow, pulling toxins and sedating the nervous system. Fire Cupping is said to penetrate tissue up to four inches below the skin and has been considered one of the best deep tissue therapies available.

 

Benefits of Fire Cupping May Include

  • detoxification

  • improvement in respiratory conditions

  • reduction in blood pressure

  • pain relief

  • increased blood flow

  • relaxation, reduction in stress

  • improvement in headache frequency and severity

 
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additional Services

Moxibustion and Gua Sha

Our Chinese Medicine Practitioner also practices both gua sha (the raking of the muscles with small paddles to move qi for pain relief, detoxification and more) and moxibustion (the burning of the mugwort plant near certain points to inspire healing) and may incorporate these practices into your session. You may ask your practitioner if these services may be appropriate for you.

 

Chinese Medicine Therapy Pricing

Your Session May Include Any Combination of Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha or Moxibustion (as discussed with your practitioner)

Single 60-minute session:  $100

Single 90-minute session:  $150

60-Minute Chinese Medicine Therapy Packages

3 sessions:  $270

5 sessions:  $425

7 sessions:  $539

Chinese Medicine Therapy Monthly Program*

Program includes many perks like complimentary salt room sessions,

special discounts and more!

1 session / month:  $80

2 sessions / month:  $150

4 sessions / month:  $300

*Prices are monthly with a minimum 3 month commitment. After the initial 3 months the program has a month to month term and may be cancelled in writing with a 30 day notice.