IVY Integrative / Services / Acupuncture


Initial Assessment and Treatment

75 minutes

For new patients. Includes a full acupuncture assessment, treatment, and treatment plan.




Follow Up Treatment

45 minutes

For returning patients.




Cupping Therapy

30 minutes

Cupping is a therapy that involves placing glass cups on the skin. Air is heated inside the cup creating a vacuum which lifts the skin increasing blood flow, loosening fascia and connective tissue, and can stimulate healing. Great for pain relief, sports recovery, and sore muscles.



What is an acupuncturist?

A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) is a certified practitioner that uses needles, moxibustion, cupping, electro-stimulation, nutrition, herbs, and more to bring the body back to balance.  Their training includes an extensive 3-4 year post-grad program covering 3,000 years' worth of oriental medical theories, diagnoses, treatment techniques, clinical training, anatomy and physiology. 

For more information, visit the NCSAAM and AIAM websites:



What can an acupuncturist do for you?

Acupuncture is scientifically shown to treat a variety of conditions and is quickly becoming recognized by conventional medical experts as a viable intervention.  

Some common conditions that acupuncture addresses include:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Infertility

  • Digestive upsets

  • PTSD

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia

  • Nausea


What does it look like to work with an acupuncturist?

During your initial consultation for acupuncture, your therapist will assess the history of your illness to develop a treatment plan.  This often includes a tongue and pulse diagnosis.  Afterwards, your treatment plan is uniquely crafted to envelope your health concerns.  While needling is the most common tool used, a combination or alteration of cupping, moxibustion, and herbs may also be used on a case-by-case basis.  Regardless of the plan chosen by your clinician, we know you'll enjoy the deep sense of relaxation while lying on our table. 


Dr. Chris Carton