For New Patients
Options for the first appointment

We offer phone consultations for people who live out of town or who are not able to come into the clinic. We mail out orders from our apothecary all over the country.

We accept Health Spending Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds for payment.

First Visit: 

This session consists of a thorough look at your medical history from the Western and Eastern perspectives. We will talk about physical, mental, and emotional concerns, as well as environmental and lifestyle stresses. Please bring in your home pharmacy. Include all over-the-counter and prescription medications, herbs, supplements, essential oils, and homeopathics. After a review of your history, medicines, and diet, Mary Helen will interpret and explain your Chinese diagnosis.

2 hours, $180

Second Visit:

You will receive a treatment plan based on your Chinese diagnosis. This session includes counseling on emotional, lifestyle, and environmental stresses, food-as-medicine, herbal remedies, natural supplements, and detox recommendations. If you are coming in for acupuncture, the second hour will include your first session of acupuncture, magnetic, infrared, and aromatherapy treatment.

1 to 2 hours, $90 per hour

Animal Medical History:

For first time pets, most animal cases can be handled without bringing your pet into the clinic. We can review your animal’s medical history over the phone or in person. We will cover nutritional, detox and herbal recommendations. If you are bringing your pet in for acupuncture, the first treatment may be scheduled in this session as well

1/2 hour to 1 hour,
$50 to $90

Established Patients

Regular Acupuncture Treatment:

This session includes counseling on emotional, and environmental stresses, nutrition, herbal, supplement and detox recommendations; plus an acupuncture, magnetic, infrared, and aromatherapy treatment.

1 hour $90

Returning Clients: 

For previous clients who haven’t been in for a regular acupuncture session for a year or more, an extra half hour is required for your first return visit. This is to catch up on your medical history and lifestyle changes as well as to give new herbal and supplement recommendations in addition to the regular acupuncture treatment.

Animal Acupuncture:

This includes an acupuncture treatment and herbal & nutritional counseling for your pet who has already had a medical history.

1½ hour session, $140

Half hour session $50

Animal Herb Consultation:

These sessions are for clients who have had a medical history done on their pet and need to do some follow up herbal and nutritional treatment without acupuncture and without having to bring the pet into the clinic.

Half hour session $50

Herbal Consultation:

Herbal needs can change as your health progresses and may need to be updated periodically.  Depending on the length of time since your last session, this consultation can range from half an hour to an hour.

$50/ $90

Nutritional Consultation:

For clients who need extra counseling on diet, we can take the time to review your daily food journals and give detailed recommendations on foods as medicine for your individual needs. This can range from half an hour to an hour.

$50/ $90

Detox Consultation:

For clients who need a detox plan due to taking over-the-counter or prescription medications or exposure to environmental toxins. This can range from a half hour to an hour.


Smoking/ Drug/ Alcohol Detox:

This includes counseling to work through emotional issues and habits. Special acupuncture treatments are scheduled 3 to 4 days in a row, and herbal recommendations are offered. An introduction to full body detoxification programs to be done over a longer period of time will also be discussed.

3 to 4 one hour sessions 
$90 per session

Guasha & Cupping:

These therapies are great for chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, back, rib muscles, hips, arms and legs.  These muscular parts of the body can develop a build up of toxins and knots in the tissues that can be removed using a massage oil and rubbing the muscle with the back of a Chinese soup spoon or the aid of a suction cup.  The toxins come out on the surface so the bloodstream can eliminate them over the next few days.  This gives pain relief and greater range of motion.  These techniques are also used to remove toxins from the lungs due to smoking or respiratory infection.

Half hour session $50


Mugwort, a Chinese herb, is heated and held over the body at certain acupoints to warm the body, increase circulation, decrease swelling & pain and tonify internal organs. Great for certain internal conditions, injuries, or feeling too cold all over or in the extremities.

Half hour session $50

Ear Candling:

This is a gentle and effective way to remove excess wax, oils and fluids from the ears due to chronic ear or sinus infections, swimmer’s ear, or for clearing the blockage from a head cold or allergies. Candles are made with an Ayurvedic herbal formula and beeswax.

45 minute session $70
(+$8 for candles)

Aromatherapy Consultation:

Essential oils can be diffused into a room, used in a bath, applied topically, inhaled directly, or sometimes even taken internally for a wide variety of health issues.  Get customized recommendations for your individual needs and see how these scents can instantly lift your spirits.

Half hour session $50


For some clients whose health problems stem from emotional, spiritual or relationship issues some extra time is needed in addition to the counseling given in a regular treatment  session.  In some cases you may be invited to ask your spouse or other family member, friend or care-giver to attend.  These sessions may range from an extra 1/2  an hour with your acupuncture or other treatment, to an hour or  hour and a half separate individual or couples session. 


Reiki Energy Work:

Get the unique benefits of spirit guided laying on of hands energetic healing, chakra balancing and the intuitive insights that come up during this work.  Often health issues originate from blockages in the aura or energy body that have been around for many years. These can be cleared through this energetic and emotional healing. Includes herbal smudging and sound/vibrational healing with chakra tuning forks and Tibetan chimes.

1 hour session $90

Tissue Mineral Analysis: 

A small hair sample is sent to Analytical Research Labs to check for mineral imbalances and heavy metal toxicity.  We can interpret your results and make natural supplement and herbal recommendations to help detox your body and heal your internal organs, endocrine and nervous systems.  Mineral balance is a crucial step for a healthy body.

$80 lab fee plus a 1.5 hour session for review and personalized supplement plan for $140

Saliva and Stool Testing:

We use Diagnos-Techs Labs to check for imbalances in female & male hormones, adrenal & stress hormones, and blood sugar.  Tests are also available to screen for food allergies, yeast, parasites, G.I. diseases, G.I. function and bone density.

Prices vary according to tests needed. We charge the same fee the lab charges us for the test. Review of these tests are done as part of a visit for an acupuncture treatment or herbal/nutritional/detox consult.