Acupuncture is one part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system that has been consistently used for more than 3,000 years. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published and acknowledged acupuncture’s safety and ability to treat a broad range of conditions.
Acupuncture stimulates the body's bio-electric system by inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into designated acupuncture points. Energy flows through the body, and when this natural flow is disrupted or blocked, illness and pain can result. After a skilled acupuncturist determines where an low energy distrubance is occurring, they can develop an effective strategy for revitalizing your body's natural healing ability.
Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used alternative medicines. It is used worldwide to treat a variety of health issues and promotes healing for common conditions related to fertility, sleep, digestion, pain management, stress relief, and mental health.
When you visit The Acupuncture Clinic of Grinnell, Anne will use her years of experience and professional training to develop a unique treatment program to deliver optimal relief and results based on your specific goals and needs.
The Acupuncture Clinic of Grinnell specializes in the following conditions:
If you're experiencing these or other health issues, you deserve relief and the ability to live a more balanced and healthy life. Contact Anne today with questions or to schedule a consultation appointment.
Your first acupuncture visit will be a little longer than a regular session because it is important to review your complete health history, discuss your needs and goals, develop of a unique treatment plan, and complete your first acupuncture treatment. The first visit will last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. After your initial consultation appointment, follow-up sessions will last 45-minutes to 1 hour.
The cost for your first consultation visit is $87 and follow-up sessions are $65. All sessions are performed by an experienced and licensed acupuncturist. Some health insurance plans cover acupuncture, but it's not common. However, almost all health insurance providers allow the use of flex dollars to pay for acupuncture treatments.
Anne Stephens is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) certified in Acupuncture, Fung Shui, and Chinese Herbs. Anne completed a four-year program in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Sante Fe, NM and was awarded a Master's of Science degree in Oriental Medicine (MSOM.) During her studies Anne spent time in Beijing, China working in three different hospitals and studying both Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong.
After graduation, she accepted a position with Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines as the acupuncturist for the Center for Health and Well-being. After the Center for Health and Well-being was closed in 2004, Anne opened the Acupuncture Clinic of Grinnell. Anne's clinic has been serving Grinnell and the surrounding communities for over a decade.
In addition to her training in Oriental Medicine, Anne also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two children in rural Iowa where they are kept busy restoring their 150-year-old farmhouse and raising chickens.
Before your first visit you'll want to complete our new patient form so we are able to provide the best treatment program possible. You can download the paperwork below or request a copy to be mailed to when you call to schedule your appointment. Be sure to allow 1½ to 2 hours for your initial appointment. This time is needed to accurately assess your condition and to give you an acupuncture treatment. Your return visits will last approximately one hour.
Preparing for your acupuncture session: