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TREATMENTS:
  • Acupuncture

Acupuncture has evolved over thousands of years and can be used to treat any condition.  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is different from Western Medical Acupuncture and is the style of treatment used here at One Source.  Diagnosis is based on a pattern of symptoms pointing to the root cause.  Individual symptoms are merely manifestations of the root.  Medical Acupuncture treats symptoms while Traditional Chinese Acupuncture seeks to treat both the manifestations and the root of a disease eventually rebalancing the body to achieve a greater level of wellness.  

 

  • Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal Formulas can be used alone or combined with acupuncture for a stronger and swifter response to treatment.  The most popular herbs are concentrated powders derived from the whole herb.  The individual herbal powders are then hand measured and mixed into customized formulas based on an individual's unique pattern of symptoms.  The powders are then dissolved by the patient in hot water to be taken as a decoction, usually twice daily.  At One Source we only use herbs that have been quality tested here in the US and certified to be free of heavy metals and pesticides. 

 

  • Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture, also known as EA, is an adjunct therapy used to enhance the effects of the needles.  A device similar to a TENS unit is used to send a continuous or intermittent electrical impulse to stimulate the points, providing a more efficient method of manipulation.  It is especially useful for treating painful conditions or areas in the body where the Qi is difficult to move, such as along meridians where nerve damage has occured. 

 

  • Moxabustion

Moxabustion is the method of burning a Chinese herb Moxa (Mugwart) to warm channels, meridians and acupuncture points located on the body.  Cold can contribute to many maladies according to Chinese medicine.  It can congeal the blood causing it to move slowly or stagnate in the vessels.  Cold can also slow down the movement of Qi in the meridians. As a result the patient will experience pain that is acute, chronic or intermittent.  The practitioner judges the need for this adjunt based on the diagnosis and/or overall condition of the patient.   The methods used at One Source include placing the raw herb on the head of the needle and using instruments such as a Tiger Warmer/Moxa Box/Moxa Belly Bowl/Moxa Sticks to safely burn the moxa above the surface of the body allowing the smoke or resin to come in contact with the skin for its therapeutic effects.  It is a wonderful addition to the treatment of patients who always feel cold or during the cold and damp weather so prevalent to New England.  Patients can also be given a treatment plan that might include doing their own moxa therapy in between visits.    

 

  • Cupping

Cupping is an adjunctive therapy used with acupuncture and/or herbs to remove congestion and stagnation from the body.  These areas of accumulated excess are often the cause of pain and discomfort.  In addition, cupping can be done with bloodletting to remove excess heat from the body to prevent further physical damage from occurring along the course of a disease.

 

  • Gua Sha

Gua Sha is another adjunct therapy used with acupuncture and / or herbs to remove stagnation and congestion from areas of the body that are chronically tense and painful.  Gua Sha is usually done over musculature and feels similar to a deep massage.  

 

  • Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word for "Universal Energy" or "Spiritual Energy".  The healing system that uses Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 1900's.  Usui was a Japanese scholar who devoted years researching the healing methods used by Buddha.  Here at One Source, Reiki is used as a stand alone treatment modality or as an adjunct to Western and Chinese medical treatment, depending on the wishes of the patient. The practitioner acts as a conduit using their hands to bring the Reiki energy to the patient.  This Universal Energy naturally flows through the practitioner to the patient without any manipulation and with the understanding that the body has its own wisdom, knowing what it needs to do with the energy for its own healing.   

 

FEES:
Initial Consultation Approximately 1.5 hours, $100 includes:

  • Tongue Evaluation

  • Pulse Diagnostics

  • Acupuncture treatment

  • Herbal Recommendations as appropriate

  • Adjuncts like Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

  • Plan for course of treatment

 

Follow-Up Visit Approximately 45 minutes, $85 includes:

 

  •     Tongue Evaluation

  •     Pulse Diagnostics

  •     Acupuncture treatment

  •     Herbal Recommendations as appropriate*

  •     Adjuncts like Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

Reiki Session:  Full Body 1hour - $65 

                          Mental/Stress  30 minutes - $35 

 

*Please note that payment is due at the time of your visit. Currently we are accepting cash or check only.  Credit cards and certain insurances will be accepted in the near future. Please check with us when you schedule your visit for any updates.   

 

Insurances:

We can bill some insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health, Cigna, and Commonwealth Care Alliance.   Please call ahead so we can verify your insurance, acupuncture benefit and co-pays that might be due at the time of your visit.  Some insurances limit the use of acupuncture to only certain conditions.  This will need to be clarified by us with your insurance company ahead of the visit.  Even though acupuncture can be used to treat many things some insurances only allow its use to treat very specific conditions such as  pain, headaches or nausea.  Call today so we can help you find out what your insurance will or will not cover.  Many Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts will reimburse out of pocket costs for acupuncture.  Please check on this ahead of your appointment and be sure to ask for a detailed receipt at the end of each treatment to submit for reimbursement of your out of pocket expenses.

Discounted Fee:

 

A 25% discount is available for any Mass Health client or Medicare client without an acupuncture benefit.  Please bring your Mass Health or Medicare insurance card and a government issued photo ID for this consideration. Patients who do have acupuncture benefits under their individual insurance plans can submit for partial reimbursement for certain Western diagnoses listed under their plan.   Check with your individual health plans and bring any forms required to your appointment. The patient is responsible for submitting the completed forms and pursuing their plans for reimbursement.