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Treatments w/ Dr. Browne

Acupuncture and medicinal herbs can be purchased using an FSA or HSA card in most cases

New Patient Intake and 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.

Herbal Consultation-1 Hour 15 Minutes $150

For those seeking guidance in choosing the correct herbs.

Acupuncture -1 Hour - $125

Community Acupuncture-45 Minutes-$38

Acupuncture in a group setting. Returning patients only. Please schedule a new patient Intake appointment before scheduling a community acupuncture treatment.

Acupressure Treatment – 1 Hour - $125

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.

Consultation-1 Hour $125

For patients wanting to discuss a possible wellness plan and spend time talking about their personal health concerns.

Schedule Appointment

 
Must Read:
 
  • Dr Browne does not offer phone/skype or online 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.
  • Thing 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 effect 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

Style of Practice

Dr. Browne's style of practice is reflected in the fact that she has trained extensively in several 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. These styles are blended together with tuina medical massage, energetic healing techniques, and therapeutic essential oils during an hour-long session that is peacefully relaxing as well as therapeutic. For those who are frightened of needles, Asian body therapies such as tuina medical massage and acupressure can be requested instead of acupuncture.

Areas of Advanced Training:

  • Pain Management

  • Drug Dependency Withdrawal & Recovery
  • Oncology Aftercare

  • Stroke Recovery

  • Woman's Health 

Dr. Browne has a long history of involvement with natural healing and has obtained over 30 years of practical experience working full-time as an herbalist and became involved with acupuncture two decades ago. Read her full bio here

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. 

Over Three Decades of Natural Healing Experience

She received her doctorate degree from Five Branches University in California (2014-2017) receiving her DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Degree. She 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.). Catherine is 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. "I started practicing acupuncture in 2002 at Lake Norman just north of Charlotte. With all of the kids out of the house, my husband and I decided to move to Wilmington in 2015.", Catherine Explains.

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

Herbalist

Dr. Browne is also an herbalist extraordinaire; she has been teaching herbalism on many different levels for over 30 years and is a National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine provider of professional continuing education credits to licensed acupuncturists required for their ongoing licensure. Those visiting Catherine for their optimal wellness will have the added benefit of an herbal prescription included with their treatment.  The clinic features certified organic herbs!

Philosophy

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 to heal; it is, after all, it is each individual that truly does the healing, and the body innately wants to be well. Acupuncture simply helps to remind the body of how energy must flow to maintain structure, and herbs simply give the body the nourishment needed to thrive and support organ function.

 

 



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