The time-tested modality of acupuncture originated in China over 3,500 years ago and is part of a holistic medical system that is referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine or the more encompassing term East Asian medicine. East Asian medicine is an energy based medical system that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and energetic imbalances by diagnosing and treating the root of the problem and thus resolving the branches of symptoms.
Your first visit includes a comprehensive evaluation and development of a customized treatment plan which will be clearly explained to you. Your plan can include acupuncture, herbal formulas, vitamins and supplements, heat therapy/ moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and lifestyle and nutrition advice. Our practitioners are mindful of where western medicine, chiropractic, counseling, as well as the modalities housed in ilumina and will connect you with our network of quality referrals when useful.
The ilumina acupuncture experience is a calming experience from start to finish. Upon being warmly greeted by our receptionist you can take a minute and start relaxing in our inviting and relaxing lobby. We value your time and our intention is to be punctual so it won't be long for your practitioner to take you back into one of our beautiful, quiet individual treatment rooms. The warm environment and elegantly lit room creates the optimal acupuncture experience. Our acupuncture practitioners are highly skilled in the balance of gentle insertion with optimal results promoting physical, emotional, and energetic harmony.
Encompassed in East Asian medicine is the highly advanced skill of crafting customized herbal formulas. Our clinic houses one of the largest herbal pharmacies with over 300 Chinese herbs. When indicated, herbal formulas are precisely tailored to your healing process and prepared onsite so that you can go home with your herbs and start treatment that day.