Herbal Medicine & Nutrition
Elizabeth’s care is based on a foundation of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine integrated with modern knowledge of nutritional sciences and health. Elizabeth has over 3000 hours of training in Oriental Medicine and is NCCAOM Herbal Board Certified. Geneva Acupuncture & Bodyworks can help you down your path to wellness.
Acupuncture works by stimulating areas of the brain linked to:
- Hormone & Neurotransmitter Control
- Mood, Mental Focus, & Sleep
- Immune & Organ Function
- Pain Control & Healing
There are over 360 acupuncture points, each associated with one of fourteen meridians. Meridians can be thought of as conduits of wire running throughout the body, each associated with a specific organ system.
Based on what and where your problem is, there are areas along the acupuncture meridians we know we can affect the brain and nervous system to get the desired effect, similar to flipping a circuit breaker.
Painless and relaxing.
Acupuncture needles are thinner than a cat whisker and are generally painless. We focus on making your treatment painless and relaxing, so if you feel any discomfort we will modify your treatment.
Highly trained and certified.
A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (DiplOM) signifies the highest level of training and continuing education in acupuncture and Chinese herbology.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is the oldest and most comprehensive form of herbal medicine in the world. Chinese herbs are often combined into formulas customized for your specific needs and changed gradually as your condition improves. This allows us to match your signs and symptoms exactly, and enhance the formulas positive effects.
Functional Nutrition & Lab Analysis
Chronic health problems begin when the body attempts to correct an underlying imbalance by stealing resources needed elsewhere in order to compensate. With various lab testing to help determine what systems or biochemical pathways are malfunctioning in your body such as hormone imbalances, adrenal fatigue, digestive problems, detoxification capacity, food sensitivities and other hidden stressors, we can pinpoint exactly what is pushing you off balance and support your body’s healthy physiological functioning naturally.
The foods we eat are the building blocks for every cell in the body and provide the tools the body needs to carry out all of its biochemical processes. Dietary assessment is more than learning which foods are healthy and which are not. Understanding how certain foods could be negatively affecting your health is a cornerstone to restoring optimal wellbeing.
Elizabeth Spicher, MSOM DiplOM LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist | Herbalist
Education: National University of Health Sciences
- BS Biomedical Sciences
- MS Oriental Medicine
- Valedictorian & Summa Cum Laude
- Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
- Board Certified Herbalist
Elizabeth has been very thorough while working with me and very efficient in getting me the tools and information I need to be healthy. I had been working to balance my hormones for several years and the acupuncture treatments and herbs from Elizabeth have helped give me the extra boost I needed to see some incredible changes in a short period of time! Highly recommended!Becky L.
I had a case of Bell’s Palsy last March. Elizabeth was able to restore me back to health when the neurologist told me there was nothing that could be done. I began seeing good results after a couple of visits. Thanks.Art S.
What can I expect at my Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine appointment?
Initial Visit & Evaluation: ($95) 60 minutes. Whether you are interested in just herbal medicine & nutrition, acupuncture or both, this visit is designed to evaluate your problem and discuss treatment options or further testing if necessary. Most Health & Wellness problems require the full appointment for the evaluation and treatment plan discussion. Not typically covered by insurance.
Acupuncture Sessions: ($55) 60 minutes. 30 minutes w/ doctor. Time allows for acupuncture only. May be submittable to insurance for musculoskeletal pain only.
Nutrition Consultation: ($55) 30 minutes. For nutrition & diet discussion or to address questions. Not covered by insurance.
Lab Review & Plan Consultation: ($190) 60 minutes. This visit is required to discuss lab work and go over nutrition recommendations based on the findings. An additional fee of $47.50 per 30 minutes may also apply for research time spent preparing your plan. Cost of labs not included. Not covered by insurance.
Prices reflect our prompt pay discount when paying at the time of service. A portion of your care may be able to be submitted to your insurance for pain conditions. Feel free to have our office check your insurance and estimate cost.
How should I prepare for my Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine appointment?
- Please fill out all forms prior to your visit.
- Don’t scrape or brush the coating off your tongue, and avoid eating or drinking things that could change the color of your tongue (coffee, juice, gum) for a couple of hours before your session.
If also receiving acupuncture:
- Don’t come on an empty stomach. Eat a light snack 1-2 hours before your acupuncture appointment to avoid possibly feeling dizzy during treatment.
- Wear clothes that allow us access to your arms from shoulders down and legs from knees down.
- Drink extra water after your treatment. Did you know the recommended daily intake of water is half your body weight in ounces? That means a 150 lbs person should drink 75 oz of water a day. That’s equivalent to almost 6.5 average sized plastic water bottles.
Is Herbal Medicine safe?
Chinese herbs are effective and safe when prescribed by a well-trained herbal practitioner. Careful attention to dosage, combinations of herbs, and any known drug-herb interactions are covered in comprehensive Chinese herbal medicine education programs. Elizabeth has over 3000 hours of training in Oriental Medicine and is NCCAOM Herbal Board Certified.
We only use Evergreen herbs, the most trusted GMP certified herb manufacturer in the US. Each batch is checked for safety against bacteria, fungus, heavy metals, and pesticides. All extracts from Evergreen herbs are derived from nature. They do not contain harsh chemicals, fillers, alcohol or preservatives, and are very gentle to your system.
What conditions can Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine help with?
- Bladder Dysfunction
- Bells Palsy
- Stress Reduction
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Abnormal Bleeding
- Colds & Flu
- Sore Throat
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux
- Colitis & IBS
- Indigestion & Bloating
- Poor Vision
- Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
- Addiction Control
- Athletic Performance
- Blood Pressure
- Chemo & Radiation Side Effects
- Chronic Fatigue
- Immune Support
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight Control
Billing & Payment
Fees are due at the time of service. If we are in-network with your insurance and able to submit a covered service, your estimated portion is due at the time services are rendered.
If your plan has chiropractic or acupuncture benefits, only musculoskeletal pain conditions are covered. Please be aware, insurance coverage no longer means free care and with rising deductibles it is common for insurance to not pick up any of the cost of services.
We will do our best to estimate your portion prior to your first visit so you can budget accordingly but you are ultimately responsible for all charges not payed by your insurance.
Please notify us ASAP so we can adjust your scheduled time if there is a new health concern or change in your condition that would require Additional Consultation time. Notifying us before your next return visit will ensure that we are taking the time to give the best care possible.
If unable to keep your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments missed and not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will still incur full charges and cannot be billed to, nor reimbursed by insurance.
Please turn off or silence cell phones before entering the office.
Where are you located?
Geneva Acupuncture & Bodyworks is located on the NW corner of 38 and 5th above CIBC Bank, previously the Private Bank. Elevator access is off the main entrance on 38, stair access is available from the rear parking lot.
Thank you for choosing Geneva Acupuncture & Bodyworks.
We would like to take a brief moment to welcome you into our office as the newest member of our growing family of patients. Please print and fill out our Pain & Wellness form prior to your Initial Visit. If you are coming for fertility, also fill out our Reproductive History form along with the Pain & Wellness form.