What Treatment Is right for you
Licensed East Asian Medical Practitioners are trained in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Washington State. We provide a philosophical approach to care that applies thousands of years of Chinese medicine observation and pattern diagnosis to create the unique art and mastery of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na massage techniques, moxibustion, cupping, and Chinese nutritional therapy as an alternative modality to treating many common health conditions in combination with traditional western methods. Khai blends multiple modalities for a complete and holistic approach to healing as an art form.
Acupuncture therapy involves inserting fine needles along specific points on the body to regulate the flow of energy through the body for the purpose of decreasing pain, promoting circulation, regulating the nervous system and other regulatory systems of the body. It is based on over 4,000 years of experience and is now widely accepted within allopathic medicine. In modern sciences it has been shown to work with the electricity of the body as well as the fascia to promote healthing. Acupuncture has the ability to regulate multiple systems within the body and is able to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Ability to treat a wide variety of conditions
Treats chronic and acute pain
Calms the nervous system
Acupuncture point injection therapy utilizes the Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian system by stimulating acupuncture points with the injection of small amounts of medicinal/botanical substance or vitamins. Thereby obtaining a dual effect of acu-point stimulation and the pharmacological effect of the substance injected. This powerfully combines the principles of acupuncture as an energetic medicine with modern injection therapies. Also commonly known as trigger point injection therapy, but with the added knowledge and utilization of acupuncture points.
Longer lasting results
Safe alternative to corticosteroids and botox
Directs medication to targeted area
Great for patients that have experienced GI intolerances to medication
Electrical stimulation acupuncture utilizes a microcurrent device to stimulate acupuncture points. Microcurrent is different from other E-stim devices like TENS or EGS. Microcurrent stimulates tissue at the electrochemical level within the cells themselves. By increasing ATP concentrations and protein synthesis, microcurrent treatments can result in a 200% increase in healing rate. When ATP is replenished, active transport is increased, this allows for intracellular flow of nutrients and extracellular flow of waste products. This process allows for regeneration of healthy tissue and also provides the energy source that is needed to build proteins within the tissue.
Initiates the healing process
Can increases healing rate by 200%
Great for trauma, post-operative care and wound healing
Also known as Neural Therapy, treating scar tissue can have a profound effect on how the body functions as a whole. It is based on treating disturbances in electrochemical function that can be disrupted by trauma. Scars cause a physical block in electrical and cellular communication of tissue. Injection of Procaine is used to re-establish these electrical impulses and realign the cellular matrix. Allowing for healing and a return to normal function of tissue and organs.
Unblock acupuncture channels
Treat chronic pain
Initiate or reactivate healing process
Normalization of organ function
Re-establish cellular and neural communication
Aesthetically lighten and soften appearance of scars
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is also a powerful tool and is the Chinese medicine version of pharmacological medicine. Unlike the western practice of herbal medicine that practices with singular herbs based on western diagnosis, Chinese herbal medicine is based on Chinese diagnostic patterns and herbal formulas. The formulas are comprised of many herbs for a balanced effect because the ancient herbalists, true to their holistic mindset, thought about how to minimize side effects and support organs that have to process the herbs. For this reason, Chinese herbal formulas are uniquely tailored to the individual based on their presenting patterns.
Treat skin and sleep issues
Support and boost energy
Micro Needling increases keratinocytes and stem cells which produce collagen and elastin in the face. It’s better at treating wrinkles, age spots, scars, skin tone, acne and other blemishes. Micro Needling is used with nutritive and herbal serums and increases absorption by 3,000%. Cosmetic acupuncture focuses more on lifting, firming and tightening skin, as well as reducing inflammation and increasing collagen production. Both methods are based on Chinese Medicine principles of moving Qi and blood and stimulating facial meridians.
Firms and tightens skin
Treats scars, age spots and blemishes
Increase absorption of tropicals by 3000%
Radio Frequency Micro-Needling
The Potenza microneedling treatment delivers focused radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat your skin. Using RF technology will trigger your body’s natural response to create an increased level of collagen and elastin production, resulting in an enhanced skin revitalization treatment versus microneedling alone. RF energy produces a change in the electrical charges of the treated skin creating an electron movement. The resistance (impedance) of the tissue to that electron movement generates heat, resulting in soft tissue coagulation.
Stimulates new collagen production
Tighter, firmer-looking skin,
Younger-acting skin (through soft tissue coagulation)
Targets blemishes for a smoother, more radiant complexion
Provides faster healing time and deeper penetration of serums compared to traditional microneedling
Cupping, Gua Sha and Tui Na Manual Therapy
Cupping has similar effects as massage therapy, moving fluids in the body and loosening muscles and tissues. It pulls blood up to the surface in order for your body to flush out metabolic waste, old blood and toxins that have built up in the body’s tissues. Tui na is Chinese style manual therapy focusing on moving qi, blood and body fluids and relieving pain. Gua Sha is a scraping method used to increase blood flow. Both cupping and gua sha can be done more gently on the face to achieve a younger looking appearance and tighter looking skin and jaw line.
Reduce muscle tension
Reduce swelling and aid in lymphatic drainage
Cosmetic acupuncture is the method of applying needles to achieve aesthetic benefits. It is different from regular acupuncture because the needles only penetrate 3 mm deep! The reason for this is because we are accessing the dermal layer, the elastin and collagen matrix just beneath the skin, to affect change. Cosmetic Acupuncture focuses on lifting, firming and tightening skin, as well as reducing inflammation and increasing collagen production. It is based on Chinese Medicine principles of moving Qi and blood and stimulating facial meridians.
Tightens and lifts
Address skin health and signs of aging
Look healthier and younger
Cosmetic Bio Injections
The non-surgical, non-invasive and all natural bio-injectables used in cosmetic acupuncture are a safe, effective and affordable way to combat unwanted signs of aging. Premiere homeopathic remedies specifically for facial esthetics, work on many different levels to rejuvenate skin naturally and are a natural alternative to substances like Botox. The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. This procedure can be done on any part of the body.
Naturally plump and hydrate
Rejuvenates skin naturally
Tightens and lifts
Address skin health and signs of aging
Look healthier and younger
Safe and natural alternative to botox and fillers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes and no, it depends on your plan. Most insurances have different tiered plans that provide benefits for different services. However, most plans today do have some kind of acupuncture coverage. Please give your insurance company a call or check your policy to see what kind of coverage you have. We can also verify your insurance coverage once you schedule a visit.
It is important to verify if your acupuncturist is in-network with your company and if not, what the out-of-network coverage would be. We can provide a superbill or invoice of services that you can submit for your out of network benefits or health savings account.
Non-Covered Services: We make every attempt to have your acupuncture services covered, in addition to acupuncture our providers use either manual therapy, infrared heat lamp, or injection therapy as a part of the treatment, which may have mixed coverage. We do require patients sign a non-covered service waiver form in case your insurance plan does not cover this service.
Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture: Regence Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare, Coordinated Care / Ambetter.
Medicaid / WA Apple Health Plans: Non-covered Service. Sliding scale available in office. Please contact our office, (206) 582-3471.