Acupuncture is the 3,000 year old medicine that involves the insertion of very fine needles into points along the network of channels (meridians) that span the entire body. These meridians are understood as energetic highways that conduct the movement of vital energy or qi much like an electrical current. Acupuncture comes under the scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which also includes Chinese herbal medicine, moxabustion, cupping, tui-na Chinese massage, qi gong (breathing techniques and graceful movements) and nutrition.
At Universal Family Wellness Clinic we use our extensive studies and practice with herbs together with ancient Chinese formulation theory to design Chinese Herbal formulas for our patients. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are complimentary therapies that can adjust the body chemistry for long term effects. The first textbook of Chinese Botanical Medicine, Shen Nong Ben Cao Gang Mu, was documented 2000 years ago and continues to be foundational for pharmacological and botanical reference for Chinese Herbal Medicine and for our practice.
There are three ways to take Chinese Herbs.
- Patent Pills
- Granular powders that dissolve in water
- Raw herb decoctions for boiling at home
We seek to find the most appropriate method of taking herbs for each patient depending on cost, lifestyle, and compliance.
Along with correcting imbalance that causes pain and disease we also use nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle education to empower our patients about their health. Knowledge is power and understanding what things you can do to keep yourself well is the essence of preventative medicine and sustainable health.
Sliding Scale Treatments & Our Pricing Philosophy
We offer sliding scale treatments. $45-$75 per session, we also have a $35 low income rate option. Our goal is to be accessible and to allow for frequency of treatments with better results. We also offer additional low income and treatment package rates. Please call (323) 617-5027, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Prices for herbal medicine and supplements
Powdered (granular) herbal medicine is the most commonly prescribed form of Chinese herbs at Universal Family Wellness Clinic. Countless real world examples through 3000 years of prescriptions founded on the same medical principles as well as modern scientific research prove the effectiveness of these medicines. We see great benefit to our patients in providing these herbs at a low cost. This is why each of the 329 different herbs has its own price based on it’s current market selling price. This method allows for the lowest cost to the patient. All the supplements carried at Universal Family Wellness Clinic are priced such that they reflect a necessary accessibility for our community and a sustainable model for our business. The average costs of herbs is $10-$20 per week.