The way that I work with clients differs significantly from the typical way you may be accustomed to receiving healthcare. Please read the following information thoroughly to familiarize yourself with how I offer treatment.

Be sure to also read the section towards the bottom of the page that describes the fee structure.


I can help people with a wide range of physical and mental health problems, from allergies, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and chronic infections, to autoimmune disease, mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. I also help clients interested in promoting and supporting wellness.

People who do best under my care:

  • Don’t want to solely rely on unnecessary use of drugs or medical intervention (including chiropractic, acupuncture, etc)
  • Are interested in discovering the underlying cause of their problems, instead of suppressing symptoms
  • Are motivated to play an active role in their own healing process
  • Are willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to support health and well-being

 (For more info about what type of person typically comes in to see me, please CLICK HERE.)

If this doesn't describe you, then I'm sorry but it's very likely I won't be of much help to you.

 

If you feel like it does, then please read on!

 


I embrace an integrative and functional medicine approach to care, with an emphasis on managing stress and sleep through the use of acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, meditation, massage and exercise.

As a new client, your treatment is broken into three parts:

Each part is described below in more detail.

Part 1: Your Initial Visit

Your Initial Visit is a comprehensive appointment that includes:

  • a thorough consultation so I can learn about your health history, symptoms, and personal health goals
  • an examination of various body systems and functions
  • your first acupuncture treatment, including any related treatment (ie PEMF, heat, cupping, massage, etc)
  • a problem-focused consultation for dietary and lifestyle modification, including the use of supplements (if necessary and you're interested)

Your Treatment Plan

A typical treatment plan with me is very different than what other acupuncturists, chiropractors, or other health practitioners recommend.

Typically I recommend one visit per month. But in general, unless you have specific personal goals, I will never make a recommendation for multiple visits per week for five or more weeks, nor even once a week for several months, nor other "maintenance" visits for the rest of your life. In most cases, I will not even make a Follow-Up appointment for you after your Initial Visit.

Instead, I generally take a "wait and see" approach, meaning after your initial visit you decide whether or not you feel like the treatment was helpful.

If you like what I do and feel it's beneficial, I'm happy to continue helping.  Call me if and when you want to come back. If not, that's OK too. I don't claim to be able to solve everyone's problems. What I will do is at every visit I will go out of my way to help you in any way I can.

For more information about what a typical first visit with me looks like and what to expect with ongoing treatment, please CLICK HERE.

 

Part 2: Follow-up Visits

Based your treatment plan, Follow-up Visits consist of 60-minute, 90-minute, or 120-minute appointments.

Follow-up Visits include:

  • acupuncture treatment (including PEMF, heat, cupping, or shiatsu massage)
  • PEMF, heat, cupping, or shiatsu massage as stand-alone visits or in combination with one another
  • a problem-focused consultation for dietary and lifestyle modification, including the use of supplements (if necessary and you're interested)

Ongoing Follow-up Visits can be tailored to suit your needs and are generally scheduled on an as-needed basis. At each visit, we will review your progress and I will make additional recommendations as necessary.

 

Part 3: Case Review (if needed)

The Case Review is recommended for people with complex health conditions that require a more broad and detailed analysis that what can be done during your First Visit or Follow-Up Visits. In these instances, you will be recommended for a Case Review. The goal is to target the underlying root factors influencing your health and lay out a more detailed and personalized treatment plan.

The Case Review includes:

  • in-depth research, analysis and review of your condition, including relevant lab testing
  • comprehensive consultation for dietary and lifestyle modifcation, including the use of supplements

Please Note: Does not include costs for lab work.


Initial Visit-

  • Initial visit (90 min): $120

Follow-up visits-

  • Basic (60 min): $80
  • Expanded (90 min): $100
  • Comprehensive (120 min): $140
  • Cupping Massage-
    • Basic (60 min): $80
  • Shiatsu Massage-
    • Basic (60 min): $100
  • Reiki and Meditation-
    • Basic (60 min): $100
    • Expanded (90 min): $160

Case Review (if needed)-

  • Comprehensive (120 min): $200

All payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash and all major credit cards. Herbs and nutritional supplements sold separately. Any lab work is not included. Local house calls/ concierge services available for additional fees. For more information, please call (818) 850-3050.


Q: Do you accept insurance for payment?

A: I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance plans that provide acupuncture benefits. To learn more or to begin the insurance verification process, please send me a message.

However bear in mind, due to several limitations and restrictions commonly associated with acupuncture coverage and the difficulty in collecting fair and reasonable payment from insurance companies in a timely manner, I typically do not accept insurance for payment.

More commonly I provide clients with a medical invoice after each appointment showing what was paid to my office. Clients then submit the invoice to their insurance company to begin the claims process directly with them for direct reimbursement based on the terms of their policy.

Q: Do you accept payment plans?

A: No, I do not have payment plans.

Q: Can you help my specific condition?

A: I can help improve a wide variety of interrelated signs and symptoms and biomedically defined diseases primarily by addressing underlying conditions of poor health such as disorders of the digestive system, or immune system, or nutrient imbalances, etc. The best way to find out if I can help with your specific condition is to schedule an Initial Visit by calling 818-850-3050 or send us a message.


Becoming a new client is easy:

  1. Schedule your Initial Visit by calling 818-850-3050 or send us a message.
  2. Receive and fill in "New Client" paperwork (can be filled in at your appointment).
  3. Submit paperwork and any other relevant information (ie lab results) at your Initial Visit.