How to Schedule
To schedule an appointment, you can click any button on this page to initiate a call to 402-937-1810. You'll be connected with Prairie Acupuncture promptly.
Alternatively, you can send a text to 402-937-1810.
Please include your name, contact number, and what treatments you would like to book with Ellen.
90-120 minute duration
First time? No problem!
Asian Medicine practitioners look at the body as a whole, not just one disease or ailment. Your first appointment will take longer than a normal session, typically 90-120 minutes. This allows the practitioner ample time to complete a thorough health history and asses where the problem lies. Your practitioner will work with you to determine a treatment plan that is best for you.
How you can prepare for your first appointment:
Eat at least two hours prior to treatment.
Bring a list of current medications, including prescriptions, over the counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Wear loose fitting clothing. Wearing clothing that is comfortable and can be rolled up is appropriate.
Friendly Reminder: Treatments will not be performed on individuals who are intoxicated.
Follow Up Treatments
60-90 minute duration
After your initial consultation and treatment plan has been set, you will continue your plan with one or more follow-up treatment sessions.
These follow-up treatments are imperative to ensuring a continued progress.
Techniques such as Classical Acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion (Moxa), Eastern Nutritional Therapy, and essential oils will be used to help with your specific ailment.
Most people find treatments to be very relaxing and may fall asleep during treatment.
Again, your practitioner will come up with a treatment plan to fit your individual needs.
Note: Early morning and evening appointments are available every day, including weekends.
Adjunct Therapies Used
Effective acupuncturists use a variety of techniques in order to bring the best results. Here are a few more common techniques that are used at Prairie Acupuncture.
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Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing via increased blood flow and circulation.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.
Moxibustion is a type of therapy that involves burning moxa, a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves, on or near your body's meridians and acupuncture points.
Practitioners believe that the resulting heat helps stimulate these points and improves the flow of qi (energy) in your body.
Gua Sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.
In Gua Sha, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a Gua Sha tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called Qi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation.
Eastern Nutritional Therapy
Food can be medicine or poison depending on our choices. Eastern food therapy takes into account one's imbalances and uses foods that balance and heal those imbalances as a "food prescription."
Eastern Nutritional Therapy also encompasses the way food is prepared and discovers how much "Qi", or energy, a food contains.
The way we eat food and can affect how our body processes and utilize energy.