Rhiannon started her path as a healer over 20 years ago as a massage therapist. Over the years she deepened and expanded upon her dedication to the practice with the addition of a Master’s degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture from Bastyr University in Seattle. Much of her experience as an acupuncturist comes from various clinical settings in Seattle, hospital settings in Shang Hai, treating people from the around the world on a European cruise ship and private practice here in California. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine she has treated various ailments including: many different forms and causes of pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sleeping disorders, stress/anxiety, insomnia, menstrual disorders, infertility, bell’s palsy, common colds, many digestive complaints, addictions, etc… Her current practice is similar to family medicine with her youngest patient being 3 years old and the oldest treated at 99 years old.
As an acupuncturist she is both California board licensed as well as nationally certified.
Her passion lies in the health of her patients and, therefore, in her own health. When she is not treating patients, researching conditions and continuing education to better herself as a clinician she exemplifies the importance of self care through organic whole food cooking, yoga practice, hiking in nature, hand spinning and weaving fibers, raising her son, and caring for her goats, bees and garden.
California Acupuncture Certification: 14393
National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: 109680
Prompt Pay Service Rates:
- $120 for Initial Acupuncture & Consultation
- $80 for Follow Up Acupuncture or Herbal Consultation (about one hour)
For your first visit please print, fill out the forms and arrive a few minutes early.
Intake, Privacy and Consent Form
COVID Informed Consent Form
Certain conditions are covered by medical insurance. If your insurance covers our service we are happy to directly bill them. If your insurance does not provide coverage we can supply a superbill with all necessary codes in order for you to apply toward health care expenses or redeem from your HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flex Spending Account).
Community Care for veterans now accepts acupuncture. Ask your primary physician for a referral!
Acupuncture Treatments Additionally May Include:
- Tuina (Chinese medical massage)
- Cupping (skin is pulled into cup with vacuum like a massage in reverse)
- Guasha (gently scraping the skin with a blunt object)
- Far Infrared (anti-inflammatory circulation promoting, warmth like sunlight without the burn
- Acutonics (tuning forks applied to acupuncture points and meridians)
- Craniosacral (a gentle touch therapy)
- Moxabustion (burning of artemisia vulgaris over certain points or meridians)
To make an appointment contact Rhiannon at:
530-276-8406 | email@example.com
Mandala Acupuncture is excited to announce it’s partnership with North State Ayurveda!
1539 Chestnut Street Redding CA 96001
How long does an acupuncture visit take?
Your first treatment is about an hour and a half. It involves an initial consultation, in which a diagnosis is made and we determine which treatments are right for you, and generally your first acupuncture treatment. Follow-up visits consist of a much shorter intake/diagnosis period before treatment, and generally last for a total of 1 hour.
Do the acupuncture needles hurt?
Most people are surprised and relieved to learn that acupuncture needles are very thin, unlike hypodermic needles which are thick and hollow. The diameter of an acupuncture needle is close to a strand of hair in your head. At least 10 acupuncture needles can fit inside the hole in the center of a hypodermic needle. Often the insertion of an acupuncture needle is not felt, occasionally it is barely perceptible. The needles are usually inserted one to several millimeters in depth. Patients generally do not feel the painful piercing or pricking sensation typically associated with an injection, blood sample, or other medical needle procedure. The acupuncture needles are sterile, single use and disposed of in a sharps container just like a hypodermic needle.
What does the acupuncture treatment involve?
Full attention will be given to help you relax and receive the most value from the treatment. After an initial interview your pulses are felt, your tongue is looked at and sometimes (usually in the case of pain complaints) a body analysis is done. Then a treatment plan is discussed and, if appropriate, acupuncture begins. When each needle is inserted, you may feel nothing, or sometimes a vague numbness, heaviness, lightness, warmth, cool sensation, dull ache or slight tingling. The treatment is effective whether or not these feelings are sensed. The needles will be left in for approximately 20-30 minutes while you relax with soothing music in a comfortable room. After the treatment, you may experience a relaxing euphoric feeling.
How should I prepare for my Acupuncture treatment?
Patients should arrive neither hungry nor full. If you have skipped a meal please have a small snack beforehand. You should wear comfortable clothes. Also, plan to refrain from rigorous physical activity for at least two hours before and after treatment.
Our office is taking measures to provide the best possible safety for all patients and practitioners. Our safety measures include:
- Pre-screening patients before entering clinic (patient brings filled out COVID Informed Consent Form to each visit or fills outside when arrive, we will meet you on the porch, scan your body temperature, sanitize hands, and offer a place to take off shoes outside)
- 30 minutes will be set between patients’ appointments for cleaning, sanitizing, and ensuring social distance between patients (wipe down door knobs, seats, tables, work stations, bathroom surfaces, sales kiosk, open windows for fresh air or HEPA filter each room)
- Face masks (we will always wear a mask and will have a clean cloth mask available and recommend it for all patients, if you wish please arrive with your own)
- Frequent hand washing (practitioners will thoroughly wash hands before, during and after each patient contact)