What is acupuncture ?Acupuncture is an ancient and effective form of medical treatment originating in China that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West.
This system of holistic medicine is based on the free movement of energy pathways throughout the body. When the free flow of energy is somehow blocked or interrupted, it can result in a variety of health complaints including chronic pain, migraines, neuropathy, insomnia, anxiety, and fertility issues.
Your acupuncturist is trained in techniques used to free blockages and promote the free flow of energy once again. This allows your body to heal naturally, build immunity, and promote your overall well-being. This is done all without the use of drugs or invasive procedures.
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Annette Tapia-Cornet originally came to Washington, DC to work as an attorney, but soon realized a full-time law practice was not her calling. She discovered a passion for the healing arts after using yoga and alternative therapies to recover from a serious injury to both ankles. It was not long before she decided to give up law to pursue a career in Eastern Medicine.
Annette is heavily influenced by Five-Element Acupuncture, which focuses on treating a patient at his or her deepest constitutional level. She specializes in treating anxiety, insomnia, and fertility issues. She has also received advanced training in Facial Rejuvenation techniques. Annette loves acupuncture because it is a holistic practice taking into account all the emotional, environmental, and physical factors affecting an individual.
Annette is originally from South Florida, and earned both her B.A. and J.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She completed a terminal degree in Acupuncture at Tai Sophia Institute (a Five-Element school) in Laurel, MD. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM, and maintains active licenses in both the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Annette is also a member of the
This diagnostic session involves taking inventory of your past and current health concerns, and a physical exam.
This session determines the course of treatment that will best help you achieve better health. An Intake Session is required for anyone wishing to continue regular acupuncture sessions. Includes first needle treatment.
$170 / 90 minutes
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These sessions will include discussion of any changes in your health followed by the gentle application of heat and/or fine needles to points on the body.
The sensations usually range from almost no feeling to a moderate pinching sensation. Patients typically leave feeling relaxed and restored. The recommended frequency and duration of treatment sessions will depend on the nature of your health concerns.
$90 / 60 minutes
This is a protocol of specialized treatments administered to reduce signs of aging.
In addition to body points, needles are placed in fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments can: increase collagen production, reduce eye puffiness, eliminate fine lines and diminish deeper wrinkles, lift drooping eyelids, increase circulation in the face, and promote a more even overall color tone to the face. A more youthful appearance can be achieved without the use of Botox or fillers.
$200 / 90 Minutes