OCOM’s two clinics offer a variety of health care services, designed to support your healing process, naturally!
Master’s program student interns* — supervised by licensed practitioners — provide low-cost health care to patients as part of their ongoing education. Appointments with private practitioners are also available at both OCOM clinics. Make an appointment today.
Our services include one-on-one acupuncture, group acupuncture, massage, and herbal consultations. In addition to acupuncture, your practitioner may also use adjunct therapies such as massage, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, gua sha, cupping, and Chinese herbs.
Tuina and Shiatsu are two forms of traditional massage. They are sometimes used alone; sometimes in addition to acupuncture. They may help with painful conditions. They may also help the body to feel better generally.
Traditional Chinese herbs are used by acupuncturists to treat a variety of illnesses or painful conditions. Special herb formulas can be used along with acupuncture. Herbs can help the body’s systems to heal or work better. Herbs can be strong medicine, so it is important to follow the dosage directions carefully.
Electro-acupuncture is similar to acupuncture, but is of recent origin (20th century). A low level of electric current is applied to the needles. Some patients feel a mild tingling sensation when electro-acupuncture is used.
Moxibustion is a traditional therapy that can be used with acupuncture or electro-acupuncture. Heat is applied near the skin at special locations. Dried herbs are used in moxibustion treatments.
Cupping is another therapy that may be used by acupuncturists. It includes heat and suction and typically leaves temporary marks on the individual at the cupping site. Sterilized glass cups are used. This therapy is frequently used on the back, although may be applied to other areas of the body.
Make an appointment today and find your path to wellness!
*At this time, OCOM students cannot accept patients with open Motor Vehicle, Workman's Compensation, or Personal Injury claims.