Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture2024-05-23T10:53:48-06:00
What symptoms can be helped with acupuncture?2017-07-18T00:27:30-06:00

Most conditions are treatable with acupuncture combined with adequate rest, nourishing food, and exercise. In particular acupuncture has demonstrated remarkable success with the treatment of frustrating chronic conditions. Because the underlying cause of energy imbalance and weakness is addressed multiple symptoms can be helped at the same time. By strengthening and balancing the energy nature brings healing at a deep level rather than attempts to fix symptoms as if there were a better healer than nature. Chinese medicine views the symptoms of illness – physical, mental, or emotional – as warning signs that you are not functioning as an integrated whole.

Acupuncture helps to prevent recurring ailments and to recover more quickly if you become ill. You do not need to be sick to benefit from acupuncture; you can have greater vitality and stamina, more restful sleep, more harmonious relationships and a greater ability to care for your own health.

How long are the sessions? 2022-04-16T13:26:38-06:00

The initial session is quite extensive and sets the foundation for treatment moving forward. We’ll complete a physical exam where I feel your pulses, check your blood pressure, note your temperature distribution, test the left-right balance of energy pathways (meridians) and more.  In this session, we’ll also document your health history thus far, but no lengthy questionnaire forms here 😊. If time permits, either an acupuncture or acupressure treatment is given.

How many sessions will it take to help my condition?2017-07-18T00:28:22-06:00

Usually weekly sessions are recommended until symptoms improve and then sessions are slowly spaced out. Introductory Package: Come for an initial intake and five weekly treatments. The sixth treatment is free.  This supports you in coming for regular treatment when you need it. Each session builds on the next and each session is individualized for you and your unique energy. Even with people who have the same condition or symptoms the treatment is tailored to that person.

Do you take insurance?2017-07-18T00:28:52-06:00

Some insurance covers acupuncture. I am glad to give you receipts with which to seek reimbursement. Health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, credit cards, checks, and cash are all acceptable forms of payment. See the rates tab for current pricing.

Do you want to live your full potential?
Do you want treatment that connects all of you to promote one whole, strong, alive person?
Whether one main symptom or many, Classical Five Element acupuncture treatment can help.

Initial Intake and Exam:

$95 – lasts 75 minutes. This is an essential foundational appointment where we gather information to establish where you are and where you’d like to go. This includes reviewing systems such as sleep, digestion, menstruation, and noting past medical and life and lifestyle if they arent part of the main concerns. Then I complete a physical exam where I feel your pulses, check your blood pressure, note your temperature distribution, and check structural mobility. There’s no lengthy questionnaire forms here . If time permits, an acupressure treatment is given. Needles are not used on this first session. Doing so allows me to review information and come up with a treatment plan.. Just as people find symptom relief through counseling, many people find this intake helps with their symptoms in addition to helping gain perspective on their well-being.

Schedule an Initital Intake

Session of Acupuncture:

$85 – lasts about an hour. I am with you the whole time. Zero Balancing may be included in this session if time allows. Ideally clients come weekly at the beginning of treatment. An initial intake and treatment is required to book a regular session. Some Zero Balancing may be included in this session if time allows, more likely after the first few treatments.

Schedule Appointment

*A sliding fee scale is available if you need it. Just ask! I want to make getting and keeping well available.

Please call 970-689-5926 if you would like to learn more!

You can also visit for more information on the five elements in Oriental medicine.

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Acupuncture by appointment in Montrose, Colorado – also serving Olathe, Delta, Ridgway and surrouding areas.

“James did an amazing job working with me and making me comfortable despite a fear of needles I would recommend James to anyone looking to improve their health.”
~ Morgan Oaks, D.C.

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“James has made it an extremely comfortable, professional, and peaceful way of getting in touch with my body to help my body heal itself. Some of the healing has taken place in areas that I have been utilizing other methods of treatment for several years with no lasting results. I highly recommend James Damman to anyone who has chronic pain that they are just tired of dealing with! He will help your body cure itself.”
~ Jan Buckner
moxa on hand

(an herb) often used to promote circulation before needling is performed.

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