Ancient Chinese Acupuncture Therapy is more than 2,000 years old. In the beginning, sharpened stones or bones were initially used to stimulate acupuncture points for a wide range of diseases varying from the common cold to epidemics. Recently a mummified iceman (older than the pyramids and Stonehenge) was found in the Alps with what appear to be therapeutic tattoos at acupuncture points, his name is Ötzi.
Acupuncture treatments today are customized to meet the needs of the patient. For optimal results 1-2 treatments a week for the first month are suggested, followed by a reassessment.
- Decrease pain and inflammation
- Aids in fertility, often recommended by doctors before and after IVF
- Improves sleep and lowers stress
- Promotes the body’s natural self-healing process
- Helps to restore hair loss
- Improves cellulite
- Great alternative to Botox & fillers
About Our Acupuncturist Hona
Hona Backstrom is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She has her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and is currently finishing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Hona’s holistic approach focuses on treating mental, emotional and physical health. Raised by a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Doctor of Holistic Therapy she intuitively instills these philosophies into her practice to deepen the mind-body connection. Hona believes in gently guiding each patient on their path to wellbeing and empowers them to take change of their health.
Hona speaks both Spanish and English and received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Translation and Business with a background in modern dance. Today she enjoys continuing her studies of dance, along with camping, hiking, and horseback riding.
Initial Acupuncture Therapy
(acupuncture only) 1.5 hours…$125
Includes initial consultation, diagnosis, treatment, and treatment plan. Consultation is 15-30 minutes and treatment is 1 hour.
Customized herbal supplements and formulas increase the efficacy of acupuncture treatments and are offered at a separate fee. (one-week dose is generally $25-$30)
(acupuncture only) 1 hour…$100:
Customized acupuncture session for return clientele only.
**Acupuncture Series: 10 treatments…$900.00** (Does not include Initial Acupuncture Treatment)
30 minutes…$85 (For return clientele only).
Express facial renewal treatments or acupuncture treatments for the busy professional. The focus is on 1-2 areas of concern only.
Initial Acupuncture Facelift Consultation
1 hour…$200 includes treatment plan, assistance with series selection and full acupuncture facelift treatment. Great alternative to Botox & fillers.
Acupuncture Facelift Series
45 minute treatment
Focus on deep expression lines and wrinkles, induces the body’s own collagen and cell repair to fill and plump lines and wrinkles. *Includes 3-5 additional acupuncture points for stress relief and circulation.
Great alternative to Botox & fillers.
**6 Treatment Series: Preventative Wrinkle Mini Series, for younger skin, suggested age range from early 20s to 30.
$840 (10% off per treatment)
**12 Treatment Series: For fine lines with moderately deep expression lines, suggested age range from 30-40. $1,500 (15% off per treatment)
**18 Treatment Series: For deeper expression lines and multiple sites of fine lines, suggested age range 40-90. $2,160 (20% off per treatment)
For optimal results it is strongly recommended that treatments are received twice a week for consecutive weeks until series is completed. After completion of any series, monthly maintenance treatments are highly suggested to maintain results.
This highly specialized cupping technique increases circulation to facial tissue, induces collagen and cell repair, increases elastin and decreases inflammation. This treatment plumps & improves facial contours’ while relaxing muscle tension to reduce fine lines as well as deep expression lines.
Stem cells…$175.00 By opening the pores and increasing circulation facial cupping increases the efficacy of serums applied beforehand. Stem cells accelerate the healing process of the skin, and increases collagen production to improve skin’s texture and elasticity
**Facial cupping Series: 10 treatments $810.00 (does not include Stem cells)
Hair Loss Treatment
The Seven Star Needle
Reawakens hair follicles in thinning areas using hand held micro-needles. Increases circulation to hair follicles and stimulates natural hair growth for thicker more lustrous hair.
**Hair Follicle Renewal Series: 10 treatments, $810.00* (does not include Stem cells)
Gua Sha Therapy
A smooth-edged tool is used along the skin to stimulate the muscle below, causing a response that boosts the immune system and decreases inflammation. This causes markings similar to cupping and may look like a bruising. Markings generally disappear between 5 days to 3 weeks depending on the inflammation in the area. Each Gua Sha treatment decreases the inflammation in the area and there will be less and less markings after each treatment.
Gua Sha Treatment 15-30 minutes…$80
Focus 1-2 areas of muscle pain or neck and shoulders in case of cold.
**6 Gua Sha Treatment Series (Only available after initial Gua Sha session)…$430
Dr. Hona is available on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.