We are Sliding Scale
All our treatments are sliding scale, $20-40 per visit, YOU decide how much feels right to you, and allows you to afford as many treatments as you need. We adopted the sliding scale because it is important to us that Acupuncture treatments are affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of financial situation.
You are treated in a Group Setting
Yes, it’s true…You will be treated in a large room with OTHER people in the room. While this can seem odd or invasive to some, (Americans like their privacy) it’s surprisingly a very soothing to experience a healing modality in a community setting. There’s something more powerful about being in a space with others; creating the collective intension to heal. From clinical experience, Michelle has noticed that patients seem to heal faster when they are treated in a room with other people. Much like meditating or doing yoga in a group vs. alone-it just feels different.
All of our Treatments are Distal-Style
All of our treatments utilize the Balance Acupuncture Method which is a technique created by Dr. Richard Tan. His techniques utilize distal acupuncture points located on the lower arms, lower legs, head and face that can effectively and quickly treat anywhere in the body. Essentially, this means we can treat your neck pain by needling your wrist. This technique has allowed us to administer thousands of treatments, addressing anything from neck pain to menstrual cramps, without asking the patient to do more than roll up their pant legs.
Community Acupuncture is different and it’s important to understand it is not always the best fit for everyone. Some patients have very complicated cases that require lab work and careful monitoring, while some patients just like the privacy of being treated one-on-one. Private treatments can still be booked with Michelle Hamilton at the SLO Wellness Center. The primary goal of Zen Den is to make acupuncture available to anyone in the community and with the sliding scale community acupuncture model, we are able to provide just that.