Eastern Sun 
TCM Acupuncture

405 S. Farwell  Suite 22
Eau Claire   WI   54701 

(715) 514-5056

Tricia L. Mattson graduated from the American Academy of AOM in Roseville MN, where she earned a Masters Degree of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Tricia is an LAc under  the NCCAOM  http://www.nccaom.org/.        

Tricia has treated and helped hundreds of patients using acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, fire cupping, tui na, ear beads, moxibustion, electric stimulation and more. She invites you to come explore all that TCM has to offer.

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am to 4 pm Friday and  Saturday
As well as by appointment.

Complementary Neurological Disorders Medicine

In China, stroke patients are aggressively treated with acupuncture, beginning immediately after the stroke. The stroke rehabilitation department is always the largest TCM department in Western-based Chinese hospitals. At the Tianjin University of TCM teaching hospital, professor Shi Xue-Min developed a cutting edge protocol for treating stroke patients. This protocol, and Dr. Shi himself, were featured in the movie 9,000 Needles. Dr. Yifan Liu pursued his doctoral studies at Tianjin University, where Dr. Shi Xue-Min was his advisor. In this lecture, Dr. Liu will discuss the development, methodology and applications of Xing Nao Kai Qiao therapy. (AAAOM)

9000 Needles Documetary link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSJLn7AKGY0

I had the privilege of having Dr. Liu as a professor at AAAOM (American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Along with other amazing instructors at my school, Dr. Liu's history shows in his teaching and technique. To have learned from such great minds is something that I will always treasure. Fortunately, my TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) education continues and with my practice's focus on Complementary Neurological Disorders Medicine- this training was valuable on many levels. 

TCM has always treated Neurological Disorders quite effectively. In achieving my MAOM I've studied  neurological disorders at an introductory level in bio-medicine and have taken TCM Neurology training. I participated in the school's MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Clinic and have also had personal experience in this area. Yet, the Xing Nao Kai Qiao style of treating is new to me and most American Acupuncturist, as our focus tends to be on "traditional" techniques. The creation of 9000 Needles Documentary has given this technique its well deserved and long awaited recognition.

Dr. Liu gave a wonderful presentation, including a few pictures of him and Dr. Shi Xue-Min and clips from the film. He discussed the special acupuncture points used and why, as well as other treatments given. Dr. Liu demonstrated many acupuncture points and techniques before guiding the class in practice. I gained a great deal of insight- being able to feel the effects of this needling system, as well as in practicing. Being able to incorporate the Xing Nao Kai Qiao techniques into my practice is very exciting. It offers the ability to further help people suffering from post stroke and neurological issues and allows for greater hope in a stronger recovery.

Dr. Shi Xue-Min and the Xing Nao Kai Qiao Legacy

Prices and Services

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been around for 1,000s of years. Its test of time is evidence of the effectiveness. In place of offering a long list of all the conditions that TCM can help, it’s better to explain that it works to correct ailments from the base, to bring back balance- so the body can heal itself.  Like all medicine, TCM has limits. However, with the focus on correcting the base of the issues- there is seldom situations that TCM fails to help, at all, making  TCM  the truest whole body medicine available.

Eastern Sun’s Service Prices will be increasing by 10% for 2015. There will, however, be a 10% cash discount.  Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage!

The following are cash prices.

All services start with consultations. Consultations are free and are to determine whether Eastern Sun's services are right for you. You may have a medical emergency that would result in a referral to a physician or ER, or there may be another acupuncturist in town that I feel could meet your needs better.

Initial Intakes are done on the first visit. This takes about an hour to an hour and a half.  During this time acknowledgement of Eastern Sun's Notice of Privacy is made, intake forms (that may be e/mailed prior to shorten the length of the appointment)  are filled out and a Consent to Treat form is signed. Vital signs will be taken and charted. Next, TCM questioning, involving pulse and tongue inspection, will be done- resulting in a TCM diagnosis. It is this diagnosis that allows for the best treatment possible. It is a one time charge of $20.00 . 

Full treatment  provides the best results, allowing for the opportunity to utilize all of TCM modalities and be most capable of treating the base condition, along with the manifestations. This plan includes herbal recommendations (herbs sold separately), acupuncture (including back shu treatments, if needed), tuina massage (10- 15 minutes) and one, or all of the following: guasha, cupping, smokeless moxa, auricular needles or ear seeds and/ or electric stimulation (as needed). This full treatment is $70.00 each time. 

Simple Treatment is designed to help uncomplicated conditions and be more economically  manageable. This plan includes herbal recommendations (herbs sold separately) and acupuncture (not including back shu treatments- but may use back points). This simple treatment is $45.00 each time. 

*Additional services may be added for $15.00 each.

The third treatment plan- is designed for low income patients that would otherwise go without the benefits of TCM. It may also be used for a base rate of $25.00.

5 points  involves local points of acute conditions (like wrist, ankle or knee pain), or a focused treatment for treating the base of the condition. Treating local pain does not treat the base of the condition and treating the base of the condition may not address the manifestations. This plan also requires Initial intakes. The cost will range from $5.00- $25.00 - to be determined with the consultation. No discounts allowed. 

*Most conditions take 5 -15 treatments, but some may require more. You are welcome to use different plans in your course of treatment.