Services at Acupuncture Energetics, PLLC in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem acupuncture office consultation room
Treatment room of acupuncture therapy office in Winston-Salem

Acupuncture Intake

Expect your first visit to take up to 2 hours as we get to know each other, review your medical history and treatment goals, and perform a detailed exam. You will receive a treatment on your first visit, generally involving front and back points in two separate steps. Your first acupuncture treatment will typically address general constitutional findings. It is important to enhance the flow of blood and energy though the body before diving too deep into specific concerns. Many people begin to feel a boost in their energy and spirits with this very first step!

Just a note: Please have the forms in your “Welcome” packet completed at least 24 hours before your appointment so that we can maximize time available for your treatment.


Acupuncture Follow-up

At follow-up visits, we start by checking in on your progress, performing an exam at each appointment to guide the treatment plan. Expect a front and back treatment with increased focus on your specific concerns.  These sessions typically last 75-90 minutes.   



 Adding electrical stimulation, or “e-stim”, to a treatment can strengthen its effect and is particularly beneficial for muscle and joint problems.  Our “neurofunctional” approach to application of e-stim uses anatomically based selection of treatment points to helps reduce pain, promote tissue healing, and improve motor function.

While delivery of e-stim is at the discretion of the provider, and there are certain contraindications to its application, feel free to indicate your interest on your Intake form or in a message to us!



Ear Seeds/Tacks

The ear is a powerful “microsystem”, meaning the entire body is represented on it.  The ear has many influential points that can help balance the nervous system, reduce the impact of stress, aid in organically processing strong emotions, promote healthy sleep, alleviate pain, and even curb cravings for food, alcohol, and tobacco. 

Seeds and tacks are known as “semi-permanent” therapy because you leave the office with them in place, where they may remain for up to 5 days.  We are currently only offering this therapy as an addition to a full-body treatment, to back-up what was done in the office and provide a stronger bridge to the next session.

Acupuncture with Hands-on Healing

For established patients interested in a deeper energetic healing experience, Reiki and/or CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can be layered onto any follow-up session.  An Intake session must be completed before patients can experience this treatment.

Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing that can promote deep relaxation, calm anxiety and stress, and boost the body’s natural healing capabilities. Reiki is a safe and gentle therapy available now in some hospital and healthcare settings as a complement to standard medical treatments. Not specific to any ailment or condition, Reiki can encourage healing on multiple levels: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual.

CST is a healing technique developed by John E. Upledger, an Osteopath, that can be particularly helpful with headaches, neck pain, and stress-related conditions.  Restrictions in the connective tissue are released through gentle manipulation, facilitating a state of deep relaxation.  This brings the body’s natural rhythms into harmony, restoring and strengthening its ability to self-regulate and heal. 

Needle-Free Balancing Therapy

Not ready for needles?  Try a balancing massage designed to promote flow of Qi and Blood.  Based in the traditions of Chinese Medicine, this therapeutic massage is designed to open up blockages within the meridians, freeing up energy and restoring your body to a harmonious state.  Learn how to use this technique at home to keep your energy flowing smoothly!


Free Initial Consultation

Not sure if acupuncture is right for you?  Come in and discuss your situation with the doctor at no charge.  Use the “Contact” button to arrange an appointment.

Seniors and Veterans: 5% Off Services

We extend appointments identical in time, attention, and detail to those described above at a discount to our “65-and-over” patients and veterans.  One discount per service, please.