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In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

At In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness in Vancouver, Washington, Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the staff adopt the Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, philosophy  that mental and physical health are intimately connected.  This integrated mind-body approach to physical and mental health allows the team to utilize the TCM technique of Acupuncture to restore balance in the body when prolonged and suppressed feelings, particularly hurts and anger, have brought about disharmony in the body that can lead to both physical and mental health challenges. To learn more about acupuncture, request your appointment online today.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, noun (akyo͞oˌpəNG(k)(t)SHər): A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique, that has been around for thousands of years, simulates the balance and flow of QI energy (pronounced Chee) that is considered essential to health. 

​Acupuncture is an ancient form of holistic healing that has been used for centuries to promote wellness and balance in the body. It works by stimulating specific points on the body with very thin needles, in order to activate the body’s natural healing process. By activating the body’s natural healing process, acupuncture can help to bring the body into balance and lead to improved overall wellness. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to achieve a holistic and balanced approach to health and wellness.

How acupuncture helps achieve wellness

Achieving a sense of balance and wellness can be an elusive goal, but through the holistic approach of acupuncture, you can begin to bridge the gap between your physical and mental health. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that seeks to restore balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. It is based on the belief that the body is connected and regulated by energy pathways known as meridians. By stimulating specific points on these pathways, acupuncture can help to break down physical and emotional blocks, allowing for improved well-being 

This ancient practice has shown to be effective in reducing symptoms from a range of conditions, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. By promoting your body’s natural healing abilities, acupuncture works to restore the balance of energy within your body, enabling you to better tune into your mind-body connection. With regular treatments, you can begin to experience the health benefits of improved balance and wellness.


An Acupuncture Session

 During your initial consultation the acupuncture practitioner will take a comprehensive history about the way you feel and the way that your body functions.  This along with other  diagnostic tools they use provide them with a diagram of the overall state of the body, not just a particular symptom.  The initial visit may last up to 90 minutes, including your first Acupuncture treatment. Subsequent visits usually last about 45 minutes and are done on a weekly basis depending on the patient’s needs. The course of treatments can vary widely. Chronic problems may take more treatments to resolve than ones that are acute. Your treatment course will be determined after the initial consultation and re-assessed after each visit.

Insurance Billing

We are happy to courtesy bill insurance for our patients with benefits that cover  acupuncture.  Please contact your insurance ahead of time to confirm your exact benefits, and whether we are in or out of network on your plan.

To learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you, call In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness  request an appointment  online today.