I am deeply committed to serving the highest good for each one of my clients. When you come in for your sessions, you will have my full attention for the entire time. I will utilize Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, Medical Qi Gong, and other healing modalities depending on what you need that day. I am also a skilled and caring listener and will work to understand what is happening from your perspective.
If you are considering coming in, you'd probably like to know what your options are and get a sense of the details. Here is a list of the services I offer. If you have questions about what is right for you, please contact me.
I offer classes so you can learn how to balance your own energy between sessions, and to explore the interesting ideas behind the healing work. See below for upcoming offerings.
The first time you come in I give you a two hour time slot so that we have time to get to know each other as well as time for a treatment to get you started on your path towards feeling better. Click on "Learn More" to get all the details about this session, or contact me personally with your questions.
This package will work well for you if you are coming anywhere from weekly to three weeks apart.
If you are ready for sessions farther apart than three weeks, or are coming in only for Zero Balancing, this option is for you.
Sometimes you just need a quick tune-up between sessions. This is also a more affordable option for people who need it or who need to come in more frequently. Click below for details.
Zero Balancing is a wonderful method of body work that relaxes and gently re-aligns the body as well as balancing and integrating the energy. I often include it as part of each regular acupuncture session. You don't need to book it separately if you are getting acupuncture treatment. If you would like to come in just for Zero Balancing, you can book a Regular Session and you do not need to have a "First Session" beforehand.
I offer classes so you can learn how to balance your own energy between sessions, and to explore the cool ideas behind the healing work.
Upcoming classes include:
4th Fridays 6:30-8pm, $25, at Nava Yoga in the Navy Yard
click on workshops to register
A two hour class at Mt Airy Learning Tree providing an overview of each of the Five Elements and some healing techniques you can practice to support each of them within yourself. Register here
3 hour workshop combining yoga, with Carolyn Poerio, and Zero Balancing and Acupuncture provided by me. Focus will be on bringing awareness and connection into your body. Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:30-3:30 $55/ early bird 10% off
I imagine you would like to know what to expect in terms of how much relief and healing will happen for you. Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective for a wide range of problems. The healing process happens differently for each individual, however. There are no guarantees with acupuncture or with any other healing method. It is my experience that within the first three treatments we will both have a sense of whether you are getting a good response.
Each treatment builds on the previous one. I recommend that new clients schedule weekly treatments for the first 4-8 weeks. Once your energy is balanced and holding from one week to the next, sessions can then be extended to every other week and gradually further apart until you are coming only monthly or seasonally for maintenance. Please bring your calendar to the first treatment so that we can schedule your first series of appointments.
Your first visit is a time for me to understand your reasons for seeking treatment and to assess your current condition. We will begin with an in-depth interview covering all aspects of your life and history so that I can get the connections. The first visit will also include a physical examination and energy assessment. Wear your regular clothes to your appointments. If clothing needs to be removed in order to access the points needed, you will be draped comfortably. Please do not wear make-up or any scented products to this appointment. Plan two hours for this appointment. The charge is $150. I request a credit card number to book a first visit (although you can pay by a different means at the time of the appointment), and the fee is non-refundable unless the appointment is rescheduled or cancelled with 24 hours notice. Please bring your calendar if possible so that we can plan for your upcoming follow-up treatments.
Subsequent sessions will begin with a time for you to communicate your concerns and progress. I will check your pulses to assess your energy flow that day. Each treatment will consist of 4 to 8 points that support our overall treatment goals. The changes that you feel during a treatment can be subtle or profound. I do not leave the needles in, for the most part, and stay with you for the entire time of your session. These sessions will take about an hour, the fee is $105.
I also offer a shorter visit, called a Tune Up, which is 30 minutes long, for $60. These can be scheduled between Regular Session appointments or or their own. A full First Session is required before these are available.
It is best to avoid excesses on the day of treatment in order to get the maximum benefit. It is best not to eat a heavy meal just before or after a treatment, or arrive too hungry. If possible, avoid caffeine, alcohol, very hot or cold bathing, extreme exercise, etc. You may want some time to relax afterwards or to have an early bedtime that night.
Acupuncture involves the use of tiny needles inserted just below the surface of the skin. The needles are very thin, barely more than the width of a human hair. When the needle is inserted a very slight prick may be felt; when the needle contacts the energy, the sensation may vary from a pull to a buzz or small ache. These sensations are very brief. The needles are made of surgical stainless steel, are pre-sterilized and disposed of after each use. I also often use Moxa, an herb (Atemesia Vulgaris) used to warm acupuncture points by, placing a small lit cone on the skin to be removed when you feel warmth.
If you are currently taking any medication, continue taking it exactly as you have been. Acupuncture is meant to work with the other care that you may be receiving. If and when it is appropriate, you can discuss reducing your medication with your physician and follow their guidance in doing so. If you have a medical emergency, please contact your personal physician or an emergency care facility. I would like to be informed of your condition and to be told of your instructions you are given by your doctor.
My policies about payment are as follows: I expect payment at the time service is rendered. I accept cash and checks and most credit cards, including HSA and Flex Spending cards. I require a credit card number to book online and for the First Session. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please let me know if you need to change your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Unless you are in an emergency situation, you will be charged 75% of the appointment fee for appointments that you do not keep.
You can schedule or reschedule appointments online from my website. A credit card is required to make an online booking although you can pay by any method at the time of your appointment.
At times during our work together I may ask you to check in with me or you may have a response that you would like to talk with me about. Please feel free to call me at 215.360.2515 any time you would like. If you leave a message, I will return it within a day. Texting me at the same number is a good way to rearrange appointment times when needed. You may also communicate with me by email at Doren@DorenDay.com