List of Services
Traditional Asian healthcare has been used for a wide range of conditions for millennia. Today, there is a growing body of research that is shedding light on the effectiveness and range of modalities such as acupuncture, cupping, shiatzu/acupressure, and herbal formula prescriptions. See below for more information about the types of conditions that these modalities can be used for.
Acupuncture Initial Visit:
Initial evaluation and acupuncture session (90-minutes)
This is the appointment to schedule if you are coming for the first time. It includes an initial consultation and introductory treatment.
In California, acupuncture is regulated by the California Acupuncture Act, in collaboration with the California Acupuncture Board, under the Department of Consumer Affairs. California requires acupuncturists to have formal training at the master's degree level, and to pass the state's licensing exam. At Shizue Hayashi Ito Acupuncture, treatment is offered for a wide range of conditions that acupuncture has an established background with. While the National Institutes of Health currently holds consensus that continued higher quality studies be done, the research appears to show that acupuncture is promising for musculoskeletal conditions (osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.), menstrual related conditions, infertility, asthma, headaches, and more. If you are curious if acupuncture can help your condition, please contact us for an appointment.
Acupuncture session (45-minutes)
This appointment is a standard follow up acupuncture session. It can be scheduled anytime after the completion of an initial acupuncture visit. A typical session will average about 45-minutes.
Acupuncture Mixed Treatment Session:
Acupuncture session (60-minutes)
This appointment is Shizue's specialty, and is a client favorite. It can be scheduled any time after an initial appointment has been completed. Includes an acupuncture treatment plus a selection of other modalities chosen by your practitioner, including cupping, auriculotherapy, shiatsu/acupressure, stretching, and more.
Herbal Formula Consultation:
Acupuncture session (30-minutes)
Schedule an herbal formula consultation today, and gain the power of precise herbal formula recommendations tailored for your healthcare needs.
Traditional Asian herbology is arguably the most advanced systems in the world for herbal healing. Herbal formulas that artistically combine several ingredients to address each person's unique situation is one of the hallmarks of traditional Asian medicine.
Massage/Shiatsu/Acupressure Session (60-minutes)
This is an excellent appointment option for people who are unsure about needles, but want to benefit from traditional Asian healthcare techniques.
Shizue will provide a bodywork session utilizing her unique skillset of shiatsu/acupressure, massage, and sometimes stretching. Shizue has extensive experience as a hospital-based shiatsu therapist in Japan. This is a very therapeutic session.