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Who will be my Acupuncturist, and what are
Jampa Mackenzie Stewart is a respected clinical acupuncturist,
teacher and author. He received his clinical training
in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture
College in Santa Fe, NM, and holds a Masters of Science
degree in Oriental Medicine. In 1994 he entered
clinical practice and received his license as a Doctor
of Oriental Medicine from the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine, and his national board certification
in acupuncture from the National Commission for the
Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
In 1997, he was invited to teach at the prestigious
Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, TX, where he
was licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
As an educator, he has served on the teaching
faculties of Southwest Acupuncture College and
the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, where he
was also Dean of Clinical Studies. He has served
as a board member of the Texas Association of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine. Jampa practices both Chinese
and Japanese acupuncture, as well as several rare forms
of Taoist acupuncture. He is also certified in Chi Nei
Tsang (Taoist Internal Organ Rejuvenation), and Chinese
Medical Qigong Therapy.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest time-tested forms of
medical treatment in the world. It has been a major
part of primary healthcare in China for the last 5,000
years. Acupuncture is used for a variety of medical needs,
ranging from the prevention and treatment of disease
to pain relief and anesthetizing patients for surgery
As in many oriental medicine practices, one emphasis
of acupuncture is on prevention, and on treating problems
before they reach serious stages. In traditional Chinese
medicine, the highest form of acupuncture treatment
was given to enable people to live long and healthy
Acupuncture literally means needle piercing, the practice
of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate
specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints)
for therapeutic purposes.
Practitioners may also use heat, pressure, friction,
suction, or electrical impulses to stimulate the points.
The acupoints are stimulated to balance the movement
of energy (qi) in the body to restore health.
There are different styles of acupuncture practiced
throughout China today. Although acupuncture began in
China, Korea, Tibet and Japan each have developed their
own unique styles and approaches to acupuncture.
How can Acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture is best known for the control of pain. However,
acupuncture can treat a wide variety of common and uncommon
The following is a list of just some disorders that
can be treated by acupuncture (from World Health Organization):
• Acute Sinusitis
• Acute rhinitis
• Common cold
• Acute tonsillitis
• Acute bronchitis
• Bronchial asthma
• Acute conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
• Nearsightedness (in children)
• Cataract (without complications)
• Toothache, pre & post extraction pain
• Gingivitis (gum disease)
• Acute and chronic pharyngitis
• Gastric Hyperacidity
• Paralytic ileus
Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Headache and migraine
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Paralysis following stroke
• Meniere's disease
• Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
• Nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting)
• Intercostal neuralgia (pain in the ribs)
• Cervicobrachial syndrome (pain radiating from
neck to arm)
• Frozen shoulder or Tennis elbow
• Low back pain
In the United States, acupuncture is used frequently
for the treatment of chronic pain conditions such as
arthritis, bursitis, headache, athletic injuries, and
post-traumatic and post-surgical pain. It is also used
for treating chronic pain associated with immune function
dysfunction such as psoriasis (skin disorders), fibromyalgia,
allergies, and asthma.
Acupuncture is also found to be effective for the treatment
of mind-body disorders such as anxiety, chronic fatigue,
irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, insomnia, PMS,
menopausal symptoms, and depression. Modern applications
of acupuncture include the treatment of alcoholism,
addiction, smoking, and eating disorders.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
It's natural to not want to have one's protective skin
barrier pierced by needles of any kind. Surprisingly,
most people who receive acupuncture feel little or no pain
with treatment. Acupuncture needles are usually
hair thin, extremely narrow gauge steel, silver or gold.
Most people feel no pain at all. Others may experience
a brief sensation like a mosquito bite, which goes away
Occasionally patients may experience a dull ache, an
electrical sensation, or faintness when treatment begins,
but these sensations usually disappear quickly.
For some conditions, a more rigorous treatment may be
required, and the sensations tends to be stronger in
Acupuncture treatment stimulates endorphins, the body's
natural pain killers that are similar to opiates but
perfectly safe and natural, and many patients experience
a profound sense of relaxation and well being during
and after treatment.
How much do Acupuncture treatments cost?
Our standard new patient fee is $135. This includes your
initial consultation, examination, diagnosis, and acupuncture
treatment. Your initial visit usually takes
from one to one and a half hours. If the problem
is more extensive, if there are multiple health issues,
if more than one treatment modality is required, or
if dietary and Chinese physical therapy exercise counseling are
needed, the fees may be slightly higher.
Follow-up visits are $85, and include examination,
updated history, acupuncture treatment, and Chinese
patent medicine prescriptions where needed.
Other available services and procedures
are billed at an additional rate of $100 per hour, and
are pro-rated to the actual time required. These
• Customized Chinese herbal prescriptions (other
than patent medicines)
• Medical Qigong therapy
• Chi Nei Tsang
• Tui-Na Chinese therapeutic massage
• Moxibustion and heat therapy
• Dietary and nutritional counseling
• Therapeutic exercise prescriptions
• Stress management and relaxation training
These discount rates apply for payment at the time
of service. You can lower your costs further if
you pre-pay for a series of treatments in advance. Pre-payment
through our Healthcare Made Affordable (HMA) Plan reduces
our bookkeeping and the amount of check-in and departure
time, and we pass this savings onto you. Please ask
about this option during your first visit.
Payment other than at the time of service (requires
pre-approval) or third party insurance billing
increase our administrative costs, and rates are higher.
How many Acupuncture treatments will I need?
Anywhere from one to 30 or more. Many problems
can be successfully treated in only one or two sessions.
Other disorders require a longer series of treatments.
A standard course of care for many conditions is ten
treatments at a recommended frequency of 1-3 treatments
The number of treatments you will need varies according
to several different things:
• the nature of the problem
• how long you have had the problem
• your age and overall health and constitution
• your lifestyle (exercise, diet, sleep, stress,
f• requency of treatments
Will my health insurance plan cover Acupuncture?
More and more insurance plans are covering acupuncture
treatments. Co-payments, deductibles, and annual treatment
maximums may apply. If you have a flex-pay plan,
you can almost always use those monies for acupuncture
care. We will be happy to inquire with your insurance
company in advance to determine if your plan covers
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the
world's oldest recorded traditions of herbal medicine.
Although indigenous people in all cultures worldwide
have used herbal medicines continously for thousands
of years, the Chinese have Materia Medica texts listing
individual herbs and combined herbal prescriptions for
a wide range of disorders dating back thousands of years.
Many of these prescriptions are in wide use today.
Will my health insurance plan cover Chinese
If you have a flex-pay plan, you can almost always use
those monies to cover the costs of your Chinese herbals
medicine prescriptions. Unlike Western medicines,
Chinese herbal medicines are relatively inexpensive;
weekly costs of herbal prescriptions may be as little
as $5, and is rarely more than $25.
How quickly will I see results with Chinese
This depends on the condition you are treating. Sometimes
patients see results within an hour or two. Other conditions
respond more slowly. It is a common misconception about
Chinese herbal medicine that herbs are always slow to
Don't Chinese herbs smell and taste awful?
Sometimes they do, especially if you are cooking up
a prescription with raw herbs on the stovetop. However,
the smell and taste vary depending on which herbs are
used. Some prescriptions contain such herbs as ginger,
cinnamon, and licorice root, and actually have a pleasant
smell and taste.
What forms do my herbs come in?
We accomodate your wishes to assure the optimal compliance
and effectiveness of your Chinese herbal therapy. Chinese
herbs may come as:
• Custom herbal prescriptions from fresh and dried
• Custom herbal prescriptions from powdered herbs
(no cooking required)
• Liquid extracts
• Liniments for external use
• Patches and plasters for external use
MEDICAL QIGONG THERAPY
What is Medical Qigong therapy?
Medical Qigong therapy is one of the oldest branches
of Chinese Medicine, predating acupuncture by thousands
of years. Qi refers to the life force energy that flows
through the acupuncture channels, while Gong means skill
acquired through practice. Thus, Medical Qigong refers
to a wide series of therapeutic exercises, breathing
methods, and healing mental imagery that guide and direct
the Qi for health and balance.
Medical Qigong can be divided into three categories:
• physical therapy exercises for building Qi and
healing specific disorders
• relaxation methods for guiding the Qi within,
and for stress management
• external Qi healing (Wai Qi Liao Fa) for emitting
Qi to heal others
Today there are hundreds of Medical Qigong hospitals
and clinics throughout China, treating such problems
as breast and ovarian tumors and cysts, paraplegia and
hemiplegia, muscular atrophy, stress and insomnia, immune
deficiency disorders, migraine headaches, certain types
of cancer and pain.
Why would I choose Medical Qigong
Therapy as my treatment method?
There are several reasons for choosing Medical Qigong
therapy as your treatment method.
First, Medical Qigong therapy is non-invasive as compared
to acupuncture; some sessions don't even require physical
contact! For adults and children who don't like acupuncture,
Medical Qigong therapy offers them an alternative choice
of Chinese medical treatment.
Second, in most Medical Qigong treatment sessions,
the patient is given a customized Qigong exercise prescription
for home practice. In many cases, patients can speed
their recovery through personalized Qigong "physical
therapy" practice; often this is absolutelycritical
to healing. Many diseases and health problems today
are caused by lack of exercise. Qigong offers a safe
and effective exercise practice that requires no equipment
or fitness center membership. For example,
Qigong relaxation techniques give patients a new and
powerful way of dealing with their stress, a method
that is free from side effects and costs nothing other
than the iniitial cost of training.
Thirdly, some conditions that don't respond to Western
medicine, acupuncture or herbal therapy can be treated
most effectively through Medical Qigong therapy, making
it the modality of first choice.
How much does Medical Qigong Therapy cost?
You can expect to pay $100 per hour of treatment. Typically
treatment sessions last between 1 to 1.5 hours, and
include intake and patient progress update, treatment
and training in personalized Qigong exercise prescriptions
especially for you, your unique constitution and your
goals for treatment.
CHI NEI TSANG
What is Chi Nei Tsang?
Chi Nei Tsang is a Taoist healing technique that detoxifies,
regenerates and balances each one of your body’s
vital functions. It is a system of healing that focuses
on the internal organs, as well as the circulation,
lymphatic system, digestive, eliminative, nerve centers
of the body, tendon muscle system and the acupuncture
meridians (Chi system). These systems concentrate and
cross paths in the abdomen, which acts as their control
Chi Nei Tsang uses energetic techniques
and manipulations to untangle knots and release obstructions.
This system of health rejuvenation and maintenance is
so complete that it also includes working on balancing
the mind, the emotions and the essential energy of Chi
(Qi). It can complement and enhance almost all other
Chi Nei Tsang will help you enhance your
vitality and overall health from the inside out. Chi
Nei Tsang was brought to America by Master Mantak Chia.
Jampa Stewart is both a Certified Practioner
and Certified Instructor in Chi Nei Tsang.
How much does a Chi Nei Tsang
You can expect to pay $100 per hour of treatment. Typically
treatment sessions last between 1 to 2 hours, and include
intake and patient progress update, treatment and training
in personalized Qigong exercise prescriptions especially
for you, your unique constitution and your goals for
treatment. Your first treatment session will be about
an hour and a half, and is discounted to $135.
What is Tui Na?
Tui Na is traditional Chinese clinical bodywork. It
is a 2,000-year-old Chinese manipulative therapy that
uses a hands-on approach to access acupuncture and acupressure
points. Tui Na stimulates the movement of energy (Qi)
in both the meridians and muscles. It is an excellent
modality to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal
and joint conditions, as well as certain internal disorders.
Tui Na was often classified as an "external"
treatment in ancient China. This less invasive modality
has proven through the years to be especially effective
for the elderly, infants, and gravely ill patients,
but is certainly not limited to these types. Tui Na
is an excellent massage therapy for physical trauma,
and rehabilitation, sports injuries and chronic pain,
as well as disorders of the digestive, respiratory and
What is Chinese Nutrition?
There is an ancient saying in China: "Your food
is your medicine; your medicine is your food."
Nutrition plays a vital role in your health and well-being.
Chinese nutrition is based on a deep understanding of
the energetic properties of foods, and on the effects
and correlations of foods with the internal organs and
other body systems.
As a part of your health plan, you can receive a personalized
dietary and nutritional plan based on traditional Chinese
medical principles of healthy eating habits and needs.
How does Chinese Nutrition differ from Western
views on nutrition?
While there are similarities between Chinese and Western
nutrition, there are also some major differences. Chinese
nutrition is customized according to your individualized
Chinese medical diagnosis and personal assessment. Food
is often used as a primary therapy based on its energetic
medicinal properties rather than on its vitamin and
mineral content or its ratios of protein, carbohydrates
Will I have to eat Chinese food
to follow my nutritional plan?
No. Your nutritional plan gives you a wide range of
foods to choose from, and you can include many varieties
of vegetables, grains, fruit, fish, poutry and meats
of your liking.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement. This
art uses the same principles that are used in Chinese
medicine to create a sense of balance, harmony, health
and prosperity within one's home or business. Feng Shui
includes aspects of architecture, site planning, landscaping
and interior design.
Originally Feng Shui was used for locating auspicious
sites for tombs. Today Feng Shui is applied worldwide
by major corporations such as Motorola, Citibank, Chase
Asia, the Morgan Bank, Rothschild's, and the Wall Street
Journal, as well as small businesses and home owners
who wish to enhance their lives by creating an environment
that works for them rather than against them.
In Chinese, the word "feng" means "wind"
while the word "shui" means water. When choosing
a site for a home or business, Feng Shui aims to create
a harmonious and nourishing relationship betwenn our
place and the surrounding environment, sheltered from
the winds and with available water and light.
Feng Shui, like acupuncture and Qigong, interprets the
flow of Qi or life energy within the field of our natural
environment. Its aim is to attract beneficial energy
to our land, home or business and to keep harmful or
unhealthy energy away. Once this positive has been brought
in, we need to be able to hold it so that it does not
flow away too quickly. Next the energy needs to be balanced,
harmonized and circulated so that it does not become
stagnant. In this way we are able to create tranquil
yet vital surroundings to nourish health, happiness,
peace, success and longevity.
Balance in Feng Shui means that there is neither too
much nor too little of a given element. For example,
natural sunlight shining brightly into our home can
give us a sense of warmth, vitality, wakefulness and
cheerfulness. However, too much sunlight may be overstimulating,
cause colors to fade, kill our plants and create glare
and excess heat. By contrast, too little sunlight can
create a dark, cold and gloomy environment, making us
feel lethargic and depressed.
Harmony is one of China's most cherished principles.
It means arranging the various components of one's space
so that they enhance each other synergistically rather
than creating discord.
How does a Feng Shui consultation work?
While some Feng Shui consultants work only from their
offices with blueprints, most Feng Shui consultants
will come to your home or business for a personal inspection.
Most will request a blue print and property map before
coming, as well as other information such as birth dates
of people living or working on site, home history if
known, as well as specific problems and concerns you
may have and personal goals to be addressed through
After the site visit and assessment, your Feng Shui
consultant will give you specific recommendations for
modifying or adjusting your site to achieve your goals
and optimize your site. These may include changing paint
colors, moving furniture, adding mirrors or other objects,
or changes in landscaping.
Of course it is easiest to make changes when you are
first considering buying a house or building site, before
building, or before moving in. However, many adjustments
are easily made and inexpensive even after you have
How much does a Feng Shui consultation
Consultations are about $450 for the average residential
home, and takes about 3 hours to complete. Our fees
are $150 per hour. Small apartments can be assessed
in about an hour, whereas larger homes with greater
square footage, more rooms,and greater acreage take
Business consultations vary greatly depending
on the size and number of buildings, number of rooms,
and number of employees.
We can usually give you a free estimate
over the phone. Call us at 1-800-432-8526 today for
a no obligation estimate on a Feng Shui consultation
for your home or business.
Private individualized lessons and one-on-one
courses of study with Jampa Mackenzie Stewart are available
• Tai Chi
• Taoist Secrets of Love
• Chi Nei Tsang
The fee for private study is $100 per hour. You may
share this time with up to two other people.
Call us today at 512-291-8363 and schedule your personalized
private lesson (available from 1/2 hour to 4 hour time