Q: What does acupuncture treat?

A: Acupuncture treats a wide variety of diseases and conditions.  Acupuncture can help treat pain and musculoskeletal injuries, stress and stress related diseases, headaches, sleep disorders, anxiety/depression, OB/GYN conditions, weight management, various internal disorders, GI complaints, chronic and autoimmune disorders and their associated symptoms, respiratory disorders, cancer associated symptoms and treatment of side effects.


Q: Does acupuncture hurt?

A: Acupuncture utilizes needles thinner than a dog or cat's whisker.  While you may experience some mild discomfort upon initial insertion, this will quickly disappate.


Q: What can I expect on my first visit?

A: On your first visit, I will spend time with you getting to know your case and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan.  After the intake, you will get table time and a full treatment.  The initial treatment will last about 60 minutes.


Q: What techniques do you use?

A: Treatment may consist of needling, acupressure, shiatsu/tuina massage, cupping or gua sha depending on your case and the treatment plan.  Food and dietary therapy, as well as supplements, may also be incorporated into your treatment.


Q: Do you take insurance?

A: Yes, we do take insurance.  However, some insurance plans do not cover acupuncture.  We are happy to verify your insurance benefits to see if your plan covers acupuncture.



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Lisa McCoog, L.OM, Dipl.OM

"I believe that there is a better way to health and wellness.  I believe that true healing can occur when Alternative Medicine works together with Conventional Medicine to help patients achieve their greatest potential and healing.  My goal is to help my patients achieve their greatest level of health and happiness;

whether that is by reducing pain, addressing stress or mental health issues, allergies and digestive disorders or any myriad of things in between.”

-Lisa McCoog, L.OM, Dipl.OM, M.Ac

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"I came to Island Life with an impressive list of ailments that I did not want to address with drugs, we're we're not responding to medication. Suffice to say that after just a few visits the list has gotten remarkably smaller. I admit to being a bit of a skeptic going in, but no longer. Not only is the process painless, Lisa's caring nature is a delight." -I.L.

"Acupuncture has really helped my shoulder problems. As a chiropractor I had never tried acupuncture until I went to see Lisa. She takes her time and has real concern for how you're feeling and what she can do to help. I recommend her to my patients as well."-G.M. 

"This is a warm and caring environment. I feel Lisa knows what she is doing and my symptoms are improving." - J.G.