Betsy House L.Ac.

Betsy House is a licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist through the state of Wisconsin. She obtained her Masters at Northwestern Health Sciences University and now contracts her services in Hudson, WI at Harel Chiropractic. While at Northwestern, she gained a thorough understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it can be integrated with western medical approaches. Betsy is trained to use modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, lifestyle coaching, dietary therapy, musculoskeletal manipulation, cupping, and guasha. She believes each individual in this world has their own health profile and preferences therefore each individual will receive treatments to fit their own needs. Betsy spent two years in clinical internships providing treatment to patients on campus and off campus at Regions hospital, Pillsbury House clinic and the Salvation Army Clinic. The diverse opportunity for internship in varied settings has provided her with a broad range of experience in the health field. Betsy has also been working in the integrative health field since 2009 as a massage therapist and is also full time working mother. She has a great understanding of the body and what it takes to bring the body into homeostasis.

Normal Business Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 9-4

Wednesday: 9-12:30 and 2:30-7

Friday: 9-2

Every other Saturday: 9-2

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Year of the Fire Rooster

Community Acupuncture

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

2:30pm-7:30pm

May 10th & 24th

June 14th & 28th

$45 per session*

*Established patients only

Acupuncture/Acupressure: $65/session.–First session includes complimentary intake valued at $40. Please allow an extra half hour for intake.

20% Senior Discount (65+) – Senior Acupuncture Rate $52

Guasha: $35/session

Cupping: $35/session

Ear Reflexology: $35/session

Each session lasts a half hour with an initial complementary intake. Please allow up to an extra half hour for the first visit.

FAQ  ACUPUNCTURE/ACUPRESSURE

The principles of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine take the whole body into consideration. The various symptoms of your body are not random. Chinese medicine recognizes your symptoms as a pattern and determines how to treat the body as a whole, incorporating physical symptoms, emotional symptoms, lifestyle, history and progression of disease. A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner will provide services such as acupuncture; which uses needles to bring attention to specific points in the body that run along facial lines and nerve endings to stimulate healing within the body. Acupressure can also be utilized by bringing stimulation to these same points through finger pressure, vibration, or guasha. Chinese medical practitioners also utilize tuina and cupping to resolve musculoskeletal complaints and provide lifestyle coaching with dietary therapy to give patient’s tools for self healing.

Acupressure: Activating acupuncture points through finger pressure, tuning fork vibration or Guasha to stimulate healing within the body.  A session lasts a half hour, for the first session plan for an hour session to include the complementary intake. Acupressure is also effective for aiding in weight loss, smoking cessation and facial rejuvenation.

Guasha: light scraping of the skin with a flat edged tool to bring blood to the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Guasha is used on acupressure points, tension areas, or adhesions. Classically, guasha was also utilized for fevers as well.

Cupping:  An integrative therapy that draws blood to the surface of the skin. Plastic cups are placed on areas of tension or over acupuncture points and suctioned to draw blood upward. The purpose of this is to release tension, move blood and lymph in stagnant areas such as knots. Cupping also can be utilized for detoxing the body.

Ear Reflexology: Ear reflexology is stimulating points on the ear with magnetized pellets or vaccaria seeds (allergen free) to promote healing, reduce pain, calm the mind, and reduce cravings from addictions like nicotine, alcohol and food.  These pellets or seeds are then stuck to points on the ear with surgical tape and are left on for 3-4 days to continue stimulating the points.

Conditions Recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.)

Respiratory Diseases

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Allergies

Bronchopulmonary Diseases

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma

Eye Disorders

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Cataract (without complications)
  • Myopia
  • Central retinitis
  • Dry eye

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity

  • Toothache
  • Pain after tooth extraction
  • Gingivitis
  • Pharyngitis

Orthopedic Disorders

  • Periarthritis humeroscapularis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Upper & middle back pain
  • Knee & ankle pain

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
  • Hiccups
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacterial dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus

Neurologic Disorders

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Paralysis after apoplectic fit
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia

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