The first visit includes a thorough health history, evaluation of your main complaint and current health status, and a one-sided body acupuncture treatment. You will receive a basic introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and learn how it applies to your healthcare. Needles are retained for approximately 20-30 minutes. Plan on a one and a half-hour visit.
These visits include a brief follow-up evaluation, a two-sided body acupuncture treatment, and continued recommendations for self care. Needles are retained for approximately 20-30 minutes. Plan on a one and a half-hour visit.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System™
Mei Zen is a cosmetic acupuncture system that is based on Chinese medicine. It promotes the circulation of Qi and Blood in the face, which in turn, increases muscle tone, elasticity, collagen production and skin moisture. Cosmetic acupuncture is healthier, less expensive, and virtually risk free. There are none of the side effects of modern treatments. This system not only treats the face or neck, but balances the whole body making you feel younger from the inside, out.
Prior to receiving Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, you must have a consultation to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment. Please bring your calendar to this visit so we may schedule all sessions at once. Plan on a 20-minute consultation.
Through research, clinical experience, experimentation and classwork, it has been determined that in order to receive the best results with the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System™, a series of 10 treatments are necessary. These are scheduled at the initial consultation for two treatments per week, for five weeks. Plan on a one-hour treatment.
Mankato Acupuncture Clinic accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Currently, this clinic accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Health Partners. You may also use your HSA or Flexible Spending accounts for acupuncture treatment.
For Anyone Uncertain, Just Try It! It Just Might Work!
“In 2013 I went to the Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic for what I found out was Piriformis Syndrome. Never having any problems before, I headed the advice and received Physical Therapy. After 3 months, I was told that it works for 89% of their patients, but it wasn’t working for me. I was then set up with an appointment to see a back surgeon. Before going to that appointment, I happened to see the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic sign. I walked in and inquired with who I call ‘Dr. Stephanie’. She took the time to talk with me. When I asked her if acupuncture would work for me, she looked me in the eyes and said, ‘I don’t know’. For the cost of acupuncture verses back surgery, I was willing to find out.
My first visit, ‘Dr. Stephanie’ knew I was responding. After about 5 or 6 treatments, I was getting relief. I hadn’t had relief from this pain in over a year and a half! I kept up the sessions (another 4 or 5) and I had improved almost 100%. I was told to come back if I needed to. After 6 months now, I’m still doing pretty good. ‘Dr. Stephanie’ has an entire resource of people she can recommend for things like massage therapy and chiropractic care. I loved how she could work my sessions into my schedule. But what I truly appreciated was her honesty to tell me she didn’t know if it would help or not. I had to try it. After the first session, I felt something. Even though I have no love for needles, she was patient with me and even held my hand through the first session!
For anyone uncertain about acupuncture, just try it! It just might work!
Oh, and yes, I did go to the back surgeon appointment and shared with him that I had started acupuncture and massage therapy. He said, ‘Good thing to try. Let me know how that’s working for you.’ It was a great day when I called him to let him know that it worked for me.”