Callie Blackwood MSOM, LAc
(406) 570-8792

Radiant Earth

Acupuncture

Restore the flow of Qi, balance the body's energy, stimulate healing and promote relaxation.

$120 initial / $85 follow up

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a primary form of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which hair thin needles are inserted into key areas of the body for therapeutic benefits ranging from pain relief to treating various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the US.

Benefits

In 1997 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledged
acupuncture as an effective therapy for a wide range of health
conditions. Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture
show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that historians believe goes back to 5,000 BC. It was first recorded in the ancient Chinese medical text Huang Di Nei Jing, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine.While Chinese acupuncture history dates back centuries, it expanded to the United States after President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 when he learned about acupuncture. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified acupuncture needles as medical instruments in 1995.

Facts About Chinese Acupuncture

  • As of 2014 nearly 60% of Americans who were enrolled in employer health insurance plans were covered for acupuncture treatment.
  • Licensed acupuncturists attend a rigorous 3-4 year graduate program and complete over 2,000+ clinical internship hours and maintain their licensure with continuing education.
  • IntheUnitedStatesthemostcommonstylesofdryneedlingareFiveElementTraditional Acupuncture, TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture and Korean Constitutional Acupuncture

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncturists insert tiny needles into the skin at specific points around the body. It is virtually painless when done by an experienced practitioner. Inserting the needles corrects imbalances in the flow of energy in the body, called Qi (pronounced "chee"). In more modern scientific terms acupuncture is thought to ease pain by affecting neurotransmitters, hormone levels, and or the immune system.

  • How often is acupuncture needed? Plan on weekly treatments until you start to see a benefit, then gradually lengthen the time until the next visit.
  • What does it cost? Acupuncture treatments range from $65 to $125 for 60 minute sessions in Boise, Eagle, or Meridian area. Some plans may cover the cost of an acupuncturist doctor, check with your insurance company for physician requirements. (Learn more about our costs)
  • Who administers it? Visit a registered, Licensed Acupuncturist from the State of Idaho, like Callie Blackwood. She is also licensed from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
  • Does acupuncture hurt? Acupuncture rarely 'hurts'. Patients report a warm or tingling sensation where the needle is inserted. We offer a genuine, non-invasive acupuncture that uses non-insertion needles and specialty tools. It is a Japanese treatment called Sho Ni Shin, perfect for children's acupuncture or very sensitive individuals.

My dedication and oath for my practice

  • I dedicate myself to obtaining the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively offer Chinese Medicine as a healing modality to others and myself.
  • I dedicate myself to support life by making decisions based on high moral and ethical standards and being an example to my best ability of living a balanced and healthy life.
  • I vow to honor my ancestors my teachers and the lineage of Chinese Medicine that is being transmitted to me.
  • I vow to honor this gift of being called to service and I dedicate myself to remaining humble and honest with my gifts and abilities through all these endeavors.
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What our patients are saying

crystle-lynne-logan
Callie is amazing! Her knowledge of Chinese medicine is extensive and her presence is very calm and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed my acupuncture session and recommend her to anyone seeking an intuitive and knowledgeable therapist. I will be back!

Crystle Lynne Logan

gloria-ravi-inder-overcash
One of the most gifted healers and acupuncturists I have ever encountered. Callie is a natural.

Gloria Ravi Inder Overcash

judy-r
I've been having acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and many other types of wholistic touch type therapies for years. I had my first acupuncture session with Callie a few days ago and found it one of the best I've ever received. I highly recommend her and I will definitely go back. A couple of days later now, I no longer have neck pain, I'm feeling much more balanced and my sleep has improved. Boise is lucky to have Callie.

Judy R

amy-markhoff
Callie is an amazing acupuncturist! From the thorough intake to the amazing sessions, I really felt and experienced positive changes with my shoulder issues. The sessions are very relaxing and vitalistic, which is what I look for in a healer. I like working with someone who looks at helping facilitate healing within the body, and I really got that with Callie. I highly recommend her!

Amy M

waffle-art
Callie is one of a kind. A true gem on your path to health. She helped to rebalance me in some incredible ways. I apologize for the TMI, but I don't know how else to express that I had some female issues. Didn't get my period in months. With Callie's guidance, I was flowing once again. That's not all she did for me either. I would not only recommend her, I will continue to see her for my health maintenance. See her, you won't regret it!

Waffle Art

laurie-r
Callie is an amazingly gifted TCM practitioner. I have a sensitive system and am very particular when it comes to having anyone work with me. From her thorough intake process to her meticulous, compassionate process of treatment and her knowledge of elements and cures, Callie is by far one of the best I’ve ever been to in over 20 years. Boise is lucky to have her services!

Laurie R