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Treatments w/ Dr. Browne

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Most patients begin with a thorough new patient intake and private treatment if their condition is complicated or requires discussion. Then, they follow-up with affordable community acupuncture treatments on Wednesdays and Fridays. For uncomplicated issues not requiring a lengthy intake, such as back pain or headaches, patients can come directly in to community clinic with their paperwork already filled out. Dr. Browne offers the community acupuncture rates to make treatments affordable and accessible to everyone. Dr. Browne does not file insurance claims or make calls or send follow-up letters to insurance companies. She can provide a receipt so that you can file insurance if your provider covers acupuncture. Acupuncture and prescription medicinal herbs can be purchased using an FSA or HSA card in most cases. Almost all patients will benefit from organic medicinal herbs and will be offered a prescription with their treatment.

 IMPORTANT NOTE: We are still under construction and will not have a wheelchair ramp until the end of November. Please come in flat shoes that you can walk over uneven ground in if your appointment is scheduled before November 1. Read Dr. Browne's full bio here

Schedule Appointment

Community Acupuncture-45 Minutes-$45

Acupuncture in a group setting as seen in this video linked here. Please fill out the three forms linked below and bring them to your first appointment. If your condition is complicated and you require a consultation before beginning acupuncture, please schedule a new patient treatment for your initial appointment.

New Patient Intake and Treatment-1 Hour 15 Minutes $150

You will need to bring the three new patient forms linked below already filled out as you will not have time to fill them out during your treatment time allotted.

Returning Private Acupuncture Appointment-1 Hour - $125

Herbal Consultation-1 Hour 15 Minutes $150

For those seeking guidance in choosing the correct herbs. Does not include acupuncture treatment. Does not include the cost of herbs.

Online Herb Evaluation & Herbs-$349

You will be sent forms through an encrypted email to fill out which will take around an hour to complete. Includes 1 month worth of herbs (2 bottles of teapills). Custom prescription herbs cannot be returned. Also includes one follow up email within a week of eval response for any clarifications needed. Please do not use this service if you have allergies to herbs, food, or mushrooms. Allow 72 hours for results.


Acupressure Treatment – 1 Hour - $125

You will need to bring the three new patient forms linked below already filled out as you will not have time to fill them out during your treatment time allotted.

Asian Body Work Massage –1 Hour - $125

An ancient form of bodywork called Tui-Na utilizes massage, essential oils, and acupressure for outstanding therapeutic benefits. You will need to bring the three new patient forms linked below already filled out as you will not have time to fill them out during your treatment time allotted.

Consultation-1 Hour $125

For patients wanting to discuss a possible wellness plan and spend time talking about their personal health concerns. You will need to bring the three new patient forms linked below already filled out as you will not have time to fill them out during your treatment time allotted.

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Form #1-Download New Patient Intake Form Here

Must Read:
  • Dr Browne does not offer phone/skype consults
  • All 3 forms above must be brought to your initial visit fully filled out
  • If you are interested in knowing how Chinese medicine and acupuncture works use this link: learn how Chinese medicine works link here as we will not have time to cover this vast subject and multiple theories during your treatment.
  • Please do not "pop-in" as you need to book an appointment online before visiting. We live an work here and thank you for respecting our privacy.

Things to Consider

Like physical therapy, acupuncture is a therapy that must be followed with commitment to the process. Patients will walk away from a treatment pain free only to wake again in the morning with pain; rather than acknowledging that acupuncture had an affect on their condition, they may wrongly conclude that the acupuncture was only temporary and is not going to work for them. This is a misunderstanding of how the course of acupuncture generally goes, as it does take time to correct long-standing issues.

Your commitment is a huge factor during the course of treatment.  Alternative therapies take time.  You may feel yourself losing patience or feel that things are not improving substantially or fast enough, but you will never know if this treatment therapy will work for you unless you show up and follow the treatment protocol

The more often you receive treatment the fewer treatment you will need. Some people feel they have recovered after a few treatments and discontinue their course of treatment. When they discover a month or so later that their symptoms are re-occurring and they have to start their therapy all over. Once therapeutic goals have been met, patients may want to receive monthly or seasonal treatments to maintain balance.

Dr. Catherine Browne, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., RH (AHG

Dr. Catherine Browne has a long history of involvement with natural healing and has over three decades of practical experience working full-time as an herbalist. She is a DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) having earned her doctorate from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. She originally attended Florida School of Oriental Medicine from 1997-2000, and graduated from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in 2002. She became licensed in NC (L.Ac.-NC #243) after passing the national board exams (NCCAOM) and becoming a diplomat of acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.).

She is also a registered professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (RH), a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism. She has been teaching herbalism on many different levels for over 30 years and is has served as a NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) provider of professional continuing education credits to acupuncturists required for their ongoing licensure.

She is highly skilled in both western and Chinese herbalism and has trained extensively in many styles of acupuncture including: Worsley Five Element Acupuncture addressing root psychological and spiritual imbalances; Tung's Acupuncture with ancient lineage teachings for pain syndromes; Japanese-style acupuncture using fewer needles for greater results; traditional Chinese acupuncture taught in most US schools. Dr. Browne is a health advocate assisting patients in their wellness goals. Rather than "fixing" people, or "curing" people, she is able to apply any number of natural healing modalities that allow the body and mind to heal. Her practice in one hour North of Charlotte, NC.

Levels of Acupuncture Training in the US

Licensed acupuncturists in the USA have received extensive training as noted below. Many have a favorite area of treatments that they may refer to as a "specialization" as it is the area they have the most experience with. The doctorate programs now offered in the USA offer true specialization tracts. Catherine has completed her specialization training in Women's Health and Pain Management/Sport medicine; her advanced training has focused on functional medicine.

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Med (DAOM) USA = 4500 hours Oriental medical school*

(DOM) in the states of FL, RI, NM, China = 3300 hours Oriental medical school*

Masters of Acupuncture and OM (LAc) = 1,700-3300 Oriental medical school*

Medical Doctor (MD) Medical Acupuncture certificate = 300 hours of continuing education classes

Chiropractor (DC) Acupuncture certificate NC = 100-200 hours of continuing education classes

Physical Therapist (PT) dry needling = 81 hours training

*Oriental medical schools in the USA are graduate programs requiring a college degree for entry

Read Dr. Browne's Full Bio Here




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