Pain-free living is possible. Acupuncture is an ancient method of healing used by the Chinese for thousands of years. It involves balancing the body’s energy (qi) flow by stimulating channels (meridians) affecting the various organs of the body. It is often used for chronic pain and fatigue, but can also be used for almost any physical or emotional problem as an adjunct to traditional medical treatment.
Our acupuncturist Dr. Steve Pittelli is a board certified psychiatrist by trade and works at the California Men’s Colony prison in that respect. Through his practice of yoga he developed an interest in the concepts of prana and qi, and the potential benefits that alternative health modalities can provide. This eventually peaked his interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine, culminating in a specialized course in acupuncture for physicians. He plans to practice acupuncture with an open heart, in a collaborative manner with clients and hopes that it will expand the horizons of both, while providing the client with a lasting benefit to his or her health and well-being.
The two types of sessions offered are initial intake and ongoing treatment. The initial intake involves completing a brief questionnaire, clinical exam and a computer diagnostic assessment of the health and balance of your qi and meridian system. Treatment begins with an auricular treatment using electric stimulation, followed by needle body acupuncture, addressing specific complaints and overall meridian rebalancing and qi restoration. Traditional Chinese herbal remedies will also be recommended. Ongoing treatment sessions include discussion of the treatment to date, with an assessment of your progress, including a follow-up computer diagnostic assessment of your qi and meridian system each session along with continued auricular and/or body acupuncture treatments.
In the spirit of offering affordable methods of self-care, one hour acupuncture sessions are priced so they are available to all.