TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE, Marcey Rosin, L.Ac., LLC

Services & Rates

Acupuncture

$70-90 per session

Initial evaluation and treatment: $90.00.  Follow-up treatments: $65.00.

Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, debit or credit card.  

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.  Acupuncture entails the insertion of sterile, hair-thin needles into specific points on the body for the purpose of treating pain, injury and illness.  

 Recent research shows that acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system to release a variety of neurotransmitters, endorphins and other biochemicals that trigger the body’s self-regulating systems. This biochemical response promotes physical and emotional well-being by improving circulation, reducing inflammation and stimulating the body’s natural healing ability. 

 The many benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Pain reduction
  • Stress and tension relief
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved immune function
  • Stronger digestion
  • Improved health and well-being

How to prepare for an acupuncture treatment:  Eat a light meal or a snack 1-2 hours before your acupuncture treatment.  It is also important to be sufficiently hydrated.  A good rule is to drink one more glass of water than you normally would.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing or feel free to bring a change of clothes with you, such as shorts and a T-shirt. 

Your initial visit will be approximately 90 minutes as a thorough evaluation is performed, followed by the treatment session.  Your follow up visit will be approximately 45-60 minutes and will include an assessment of your status and a treatment session.  

 

Cancer Care

$70-90 per session

 

Acupuncture treats the nausea/vomiting, fatigue, mind-fog, insomnia, hot flashes and other side effects associated with chemo and radiation, including peripheral neuropathy.  Acupuncture is also effective in treating stress, anxiety and depression and assists patients, survivors and their families to maintain emotional balance.

 Acupuncture treatments help restore a sense of well-being and calm.

 For more information or to schedule an acupuncture appointment please contact me at (520) 904-1460 or click on the "contact me" link on this website.

 

 

Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy and idiopathic perihperal ne

 

 
Acupuncture Offers Prevention and Management of Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.
Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) carries a strong disease burden that includes dose-limiting chemotherapy, higher medical costs and decreased quality of life in cancer survivors.  There have not been many studies on CIPN because it is only recently that treatment options and survivorship rates have improved to the extent that CIPN is now being recognized as a common side effect of chemotherapy (1,2,3).  Some studies suggest that close to 50% of chemotherapy patients develop CIPN during the course of treatment and some 30% continue to suffer from CIPN after cessation of chemotherapy (2).
As yet, there are no effective western medicine interventions to prevent or treat CIPN, but there is promising and hopeful information in the medical literature that acupuncture offers an effective treatment for CIPN (3).
Traditional Acupuncture Clinic, Marcey Rosin Acupuncture, LLC, L.Ac., has been successfully treating CIPN for nearly a decade.  Our clinic protocol for management of CIPN includes acupuncture, topical ointments, nutritional counseling and suppport, as well as lifestyle and self care techniques.  
The optimal time to seek services is before starting chemo as early intervention may actually prevent the onset of CIPN.  However, acupuncture is still effective in reducing the symptoms of CIPN weeks, months or years after the onset of symptoms.  
It is important to point out that depending upon the duration and severity of symptoms effective treatment may be defined not as a complete cessation of symptoms but a 50-75% reduction in symptoms.  Such reduction greatly enhances quality of life for cancer survivors and their families.
Should you be interested in finding out more about our services to treat CIPN, or like to have a presentation at your support group or medical clinic, please contact our office at (520)904-1460.
Acupuncture and nutritional interventions have also been found to be an effective treatment for peripheral neurpathy from unknown causes.  I am one of the few acupuncturists in Southern Arizona with a proven track-record in the successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy.  
References:
1) “Incidence, Prevalence and Predictors of Chemotherapy-induces Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”  Pain 2014; 155(12); 2461-2470.
2) “Incidence and Disease Burden of Chemo-therapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in a Population-based Cohort.”  J Neuro Neurosurg Psychiatry.  2018 June 89(6); 636-641.
3) “A Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chemo-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.”  Curr Oncologists.  2019 April’ 26(2); 147-154

 

Micro-current Auricular (ear) Therapy/Needle Free Acupuncture

Microcurrent entails the use of very low frequency electronic impulses on specific points on the ear.  Auriculotherapy works because three major nerves: the vagus nerve, the trigeminal nerve and the cervical plexus have brances on the outer ear. These nerves connect with reflex centers in the brain that correspond to every tissue, organ and bone in the body. When stimulated with microcurrent, these neurological pathways release a cascade of biochemicals to the specific body area being targeted to decrease pain and promote healing.  

Micro-current can be used in conjunction with a traditional acupuncture treatment or as a stand-alone procedure for those who prefer not to have needle insertion acupuncture.  

Micro-current is a safe treatment for conditions where needle insertion is contra-indicated due to medical conditions such as skin infection, bleeding disorders, fragile skin, etc and of course is perfect for people who are afraid of needles.  

Health Coaching

imageCounseling on lifestyle changes, dietary changes, herbal recommendations  and exercise and relaxation practices are essential components of the healing journey.  At Traditional Acupuncture, Marcey Rosin, L.Ac., LLC., we impart information and provide the support necessary for every patient to feel empowered to overcome their pain, illness or injury and to have the tools they need to maintain optimal health and well-being.  These services are provided as indicated to each patient to enhance response to treatment.  

Cupping, Gua Sha and Heat Therapy

Cupping and Gua Sha are body  work therapies that have been part of Asian Medicine for 2500 years and are still widely used for their ability to enhance circulation and boost the immune system.  The use of far infrared heat therapy and/or moxibustion are other modalities used in our clinic as indicated to address specific health concerns.  These therapies may be used as stand alone treatments, or in combination with your acupuncture treatment.  

Home Visits

$90-120 per visit

Visits to home, hospital or care facility are available on a case by case basis.  Call for more info.