Acupuncture at Elements
Elements Holistic Wellness provides the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of acupuncture. This holistic health technique has been used for thousands of years to effectively relieve many illnesses, health conditions, and physical discomforts.
Our two board certified acupuncturists work to assist you in tackling your particular health challenge. Treatment sessions are provided in your private suite, allowing you to relax and regain harmony.
Acupuncture has been proven in Western scientific studies to treat a broad spectrum of health issues. The World Health Organization acknowledges acupuncture as an effective treatment for health challenges including joint injuries, knee/back pain, women’s health and pregnancy issues, headache, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Whether you have sustained an injury playing sports, have gotten into a motor vehicle accident, are recovering from surgery, or have repetitive stress injuries from working at your desk, acupuncture can assist in relieving any pain you might be experiencing. Acupuncture works with your body to lower inflammation and allow the body to heal pain points naturally.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we believe that there are rivers of energy that course through the body like rivers of water. When life serves up a stressful emotional, mental, or physical trauma that flow of energy becomes congested, blocked, or stuck and overflows into new channels. Acupuncture helps to re-establish good energetic flow by dilating blood vessels and allowing nutrients to go where they are needed. The goal of this process is to restore balance.
The Elements Holistic Wellness center’s primary goal is to provide the ultimate in relaxation and body balance restoration. We know you will be seeing us for more than one visit, as acupuncture is a cumulative medicine. This is why we have taken the time to create an intentional environment with Feng Shui, gem therapy, and aroma essentials, providing nurturing private spaces for healing. Relaxation, revitalization, and restoration will be yours at the conclusion of your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Nausea In Cancer
Nausea in Pregnancy
Range Of Motion Issues
Repetitive Use Injuries
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Tight And Sore Muscles
How many treatments will I need?
Usually, a series of treatments are necessary to resolve a condition. Each case and condition is treated individually. A consultation is required to determine requirements. Treatments can be between 45 to 90 minutes in length with the first consultation usually lasting longer. Your acupuncturist will provide you a specific treatment plan.
Does acupuncture treatment hurt?
Most patients have stated that there is little or no pain as very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used. Treatments are available without the use of needles using acupressure rather than the needling.
Can children be treated with acupuncture?
Children of all ages are treated with and respond well to acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment. In addition, parents apprehensive of the use of acupuncture needles may request their child be treated without needles using acupressure, cupping, or aroma acupressure therapy.
Should I consult with my physician regarding getting acupuncture?
It is always advisable to inform your physician about any treatment that you are seeking and it is also very important to have a list of medications and supplements that you are taking available during your first consultation with your acupuncturist.
Will acupuncture treatment be covered through my insurance reimburse?
Some insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment and they stipulate that the practitioner be NCCAOM certified. Both acupuncturists at Elements Holistic Wellness have achieved such certification. In addition, a majority of flexible accounting spending plans will cover acupuncture. It is recommended to call your insurance carrier to verify coverage.
My’chell is the owner and senior acupuncturist at Elements Holistic Wellness. She has an organic, hands-on approach to health and well-being, placing the greatest emphasis on treating the whole person, not just a symptom or disease. My’chell will work with you to create your own individual treatment plan to help achieve your personal goals.
My’chell received her undergraduate education in biology and psychology at Marylhurst University and then her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1998 from The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, the last 19 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, My’chell brings a focused and compassionate quality to her practice.
"My'Chell is amazing! Go see her, you won't be disappointed! I always feel so much better when I leave there."