Scott normally combines an eclectic acupuncture style the uses a large number of very very skinny needles that are close to absolutely painless . Scott's style is influenced by both Chinese and Japanese styles, as well a style developed by Scott.
The acupuncture is normally combined with a short deep tissue Rolfing style massage. Scott likes to say he can do an hour massage in ten minutes. He has techniques that are particularly effective on neck, shoulders, low backs, sciatica, and knees.
Scott treats a wide range of internal ailments and pain problems, but low backs and sciatica are the problems he had that got him interested in acupuncture, and they are his favorite thing to work on
He usually includes ginger moxa, where a warm piece of ginger is used to rub in a olive oil, bees wax, herbal salve. This feels really really good ! He also uses a magnetic pulse machine (Magna Pulse Generator ) and an inversion table on patients who want these treatments.
Healing Arts Alliance maintains a raw herbal pharmacy with several hundred roots, barks, flowers, etc to make custom herbal formulas, as well as many herbal formulas in pill forms.
Scott likes to say there is no such thing as a good herb ! Which means that to have value a herb moves the body in a certain direction. If you are too hot and we cool you down, you would feel better. If you are too cold however and we cool you down more you would feel worse. It is all about balance and harmony.
A treatment normally lasts an hour and cost $ 65.00, and $ 60.00 if you have been in within a month. I also offer a half hour consultation and herbal recommendation for $ 35.00