Community Acupuncture Treatments: $15.00 to $35.00 (Does not include 1st visit $10 paperwork fee)
Community acupuncture treatments are performed
in a low-lit and relaxing community room in recliners. Your initial intake lasts from ten to fifteen minutes,
followed by acupuncture, using points mostly located on the arms, legs
and head. Each session's resting time varies, based on your preference, but is usually between 25 and 45 minutes.
The community room is a place to come to receive acupuncture treatments
and do what it takes to help you reclaim your health. Whether it takes
closing your eyes and dozing off, listening to music (bring your iPOD
or MP3 if you want to hear your own!) or even meditating, you are free
to regain or maintain your wellness in your own unique way.
'No Needles' Modalities Clinic: $25.00 to $45.00 (20 - 30 minute sessions)
There is no actual acupuncture during these 30 minute sessions. A single or combination of modalities such as cupping, moxibustion or tui na will be performed in a separate area of ICA. Cupping is great for aches and pain, especially back pain, sciatic pain or shoulder pain. It's basically a reverse massage! The vacuum function of the cups helps to break up tight muscles and encourage qi and blood flow to the area. Moxa is wonderful for fertility (when appropriate), woman's' health concerns and pain. Moxibustion is "mugwort" rolled into a cigar like pole (most commonly) and held close to certain areas of the body. For more information give ICA a call and see if the No Needles Modalities clinic is right for you!
Acupuncture for People with Cancer
A Collaboration with the Cancer Resource Center
ICA and the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes team up to support people with a cancer diagnosis, at any stage of illness and recovery. Acupuncture is helpful for treating many symptoms associated with cancer and side-effects of cancer treatments. Commonly treated conditions include pain, muscle tension, fatigue depression, anxiety, stress, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, hot flashes, and insomnia. Hear the podcast of CRC's Executive Director, Bob Riter, describing this collaboration on WHCU 870am/95.9fm May 31,2012.
ICA's "Quit Smoking Clinic": $15.00 to $30.00 per week.
offers a helping hand to all those struggling with the very hard task of
quitting smoking. Acupuncture can be very effective in
curbing the cravings for nicotine. As with any treatments, consistency
and frequency are crucial in the early stages of quitting. "Quit Smoking
Clinic" treatments will consist of auricular (ear) acupuncture only and
last 30 - 45 minutes. The sliding scale $15.00 - $30.00 per week fee will enable you to come as
often as you like during our regular business hours. When you make an
appointment let us know that you would like to take part in our "Quit
Smoking Clinic". Thanks and Best of Luck!
Ithaca Community Acupuncture's NO COST WELLNESS CLINICS
Ithaca Veterans Acupuncture Clinic (IVAC) and Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture for People undergoing Cancer Therapies.
These clinics are accessible to all US Veterans and their family members and all people undergoing cancer treatments. The
treatments are performed in the community room and consist of the NADA 5
Needle Protocol (auricular or ear) acupuncture. The NADA treatments can
last a half hour to forty-five minutes. These treatments while providing relief from anxiety, PTSD and insomnia also function as a detoxification therapy.
For more information about why
we use the NADA protocol, or to locate other Veteran's Acupuncture
clinics see Acupuncturists Without Borders Military Stress Recovery Project. Ithaca Community Acupuncture would like to thank Abigail Costello LMT, L.Ac of Costello Acupuncture for starting IVAC in Ithaca.