At Women's Wellness Center, we embrace the concept of the integrative practice model, believing that certain alternative therapies can complement western allopathic methods of healing. Thus, we offer the services of a board-certified, experienced practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine therapies.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine, also known as TCM, includes a range of traditional medical practices originating in China. It is well accepted as the mainstream of medical care throughout East Asia. TCM includes such treatments as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, dietary therapy, and exercises such as tai chi and qigong. Of these, the cornerstone of TCM is Chinese herbology, which has a 2,000 year history of continued evolution and success. It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world for diagnosing and treating ailments successfully.
A traditional Asian diagnostic test, pulse diagnosis is interpreting the flow of blood through the radial artery at both wrists. A skilled practitioner who has mastered this fine art can correctly diagnose a multitude of anatomically based problems.
I Ching: An Ancient Style of Acupuncture
This method of acupuncture is over 2,500 years old and was derived from the "I Ching," a Chinese literary classic. It has many names such as "I Ching acupuncture," the balance method,"or "distal point acupuncture." With this method, the pain relieving effect usually occurs within seconds after needle insertion and provides long lasting relief over a series of treatments. What is unique about this style of acupuncture is that needles are not inserted directly into the area of pain. The points used are usually from the elbows to hands, knees to feet and sometimes placed on the scalp or ears. Changing into a gown is not necessary and patients can relax in normal street attire on their back on a heated treatment table. Modern, disposable, hair-thin needles stimulate the miraculous ability of the body to heal itself in ways that cannot be replicated by symptom-reducing drugs or chemicals. Acupuncturists trained in the "I Ching" method use only a few strategically placed needles. The relaxing relief of pain and enhanced healing is priceless.
Acute & Chronic Pain
Allergies & Sinusitis
Headaches & Migraines
Tendonitis & Sciatic Pain
Please call if you have any questions about a condition not listed.
Meet Gina Butler, LAc, Dipl CH
Licensed Practitioner of Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology
Gina Butler received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in Seattle, WA in 2004. She is nationally board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the State of Missouri to practice acupuncture. After completing her training, she began her practice in Washington State. She has also practiced in Oregon and now Missouri where she resides with her husband and son.
Gina's practice is founded upon an integrative approach to medicine that recognizes the unique state of each individual's specific condition. Her approach is to become a facilitator in the health and healing of her patients. The body's natural healing process is encouraged through the use of the diverse methods contained within traditional Chinese medicine.
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acupuncture at Women's Wellness Center
Initial Visit - $110 (90 minutes, includes herbal consult if needed)
Return Visit - $70 (60 minutes)
Prepaid Treatment Plans (available after initial visit)
4 visits - $260 ($65 per visit)
8 visits - $480 ($60 per visit)
12 visits - $660 ($55 per visit)
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Initial consultation $60
Return visit $30
Consultations for acupuncture or Chinese herbal therapy are available in our Suite 340 location in Broadway Medical Plaza 4. Please call 449.9355 to schedule an appointment.
Preparing for Your Acupuncture Visit
- Please allow 90 minutes for your first visit and 60 minutes for the following visits.
- It is best to eat a few hours before your treatment, or at least have a light snack before the treatment.
- Wear loose and comfortable clothes in which the sleeves can be rolled up to the elbows and pants rolled to the knees. If necessary, you may change into a gown.
- After your treatment it is best to not engage in strenuous activities.
What to Expect
Acupuncture needles are thin, solid, and are for single use only. Needles have been sterilized and packaged with an air-tight seal to maintain their sterile condition, and are dropped into a biohazard container for disposal after use. Some people feel no sensation with needle insertion. Others feel a slight pinch followed by tingling, aching, or heaviness. These sensations are all normal within the context of an acupuncture treatment. Once the needles are inserted, a patient rests for 30-45 minutes depending on needs of the individual's condition. Most people feel deeply relaxed during a treatment. For some that relaxation sustains after treatment, while for others there is a feeling of rejuvenation.