For centuries, foot soaks have commonly been one of the first go-to treatments for a variety of ailments in Eastern culture. Traditionally, the herbs used in these soaks have a strong moving action, being able to address the following (in Chinese medicine terms): blood stasis, qi stagnation, excess cold, phlegm, damp and wind. In our society, you might recognize some of these terms if we translate them into Western medicine labels!: dysmenorrhea, polycystic ovarian syndrome, edema, lymphatic blockage, cerebral palsy, dementia, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis and acute and chronic pain of all kinds. Again, the high-grade herbs from the plateaus of Tibet are strongly moving and help to clear "blockages" that cause many of the symptoms associated with the disorders above. These foot soaks are highly sought after; it took me over six months before I was finally able to get my first order fulfilled. Now that I have, I am pleased to offer these foot soaks - both in-office and as packages that can be taken home and used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. Usually foot soaks range from 20-45 minutes, depending on the condition of the patient. By helping the body to relax and start increasing circulation, the body is more open to the positive effects of acupuncture treatment. So in addition to directly helping out with a variety of symptoms, the foot soaks can also directly address overall health through increasing circulation and detoxing. Right now there is an introductory price of $150 for a package of ten herbal foot soak bags and an in-office price of $125 that would include both a foot soak and acupuncture treatment. Again, Tibetan foot soaks have long been revered for their healing abilities and this can be a great adjunct therapy in addition to the other Traditional Chinese medicine services offered at the clinic. Please contact me if this is something you are interested in and we can see if the foot soaks would be a good fit for you. As with any herbs, please make sure to see a licensed TCM practitioner before you begin any kind of herbal regiment - whether it is the use of herbal supplements or foot soaks. Great to use in conjunction with acupuncture, especially if you are unable to come in for weekly acupuncture treatments!