Joyful Living

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Kula Movement

Empowering Patients to Understand, Sustain and Celebrate their Most Vibrant Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes this type of work unique?

Sometimes health is really just getting rid of that common cold. But generally, it is way more dynamic than that. Ashley recognizes that health is unique to each of us. It means looking at the body as a whole unit; Mind, Body, Spirit.

Ashley integrates the philosophy and tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine with CranioSacral Therapy and NeuroEmotional Technique and Western research background to integrate more ways to uniquely address health.

What it means to work with Ashley? A deeper and richer way to dive into obstacles impeding you from living and doing what you want in your life.

What distinguishes the two types of treatment options?

Hands on work with Ashley is what distinguishes our two styles of treatment. Integrated Acupuncture sessions blend acupuncture with CranioSacral and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) for 40 minutes during your session to offer a more individualize and comprehensive way to address health.

A Traditional Acupuncture session focuses on acupuncture. You session will begin with a few minutes of guided meditation and then you will have time to rest with the acupuncture needles for the remaining session.

Treatment options:

Traditional Acupuncture Session

Acupuncture with meditative time during session

  • One hour acupuncture session
  • Meditative time for the remaining of the session
  • Rate:$70 with time of service discount. Billed rate: $90

This session explores the beauty and effectiveness of acupuncture. We will start the session with a few minutes of guided meditation and then let you rest with the treatment. This helps to ease you into a deeper stage relaxation and healing time. This is a great session within a treatment plan for continued work through a health issue. Need to dive deeper into your care? See our Integrated session below.

Integrated Acupuncture Session

Acupuncture integrative with additional modalities during session

  • One hour acupuncture session
  • Concurrent hands on care with Ashley integrating CranioSacral Therapy, NeuroEmotional Technique (NET), guided meditation or Essential Oil Therapy.
  • Rate: $85 with time of service discount. Billed rate:$105

This style of treatment blends together acupuncture with additional modalities to fluidly address healing and wellness that fully recognizes the dynamic connection of the Mind, Body, Spirit. This is an empowering treatment style to check in on a deeper level to your health to address the physical, emotional and mental components to healing.

Integrated Modalities include; CranioSacral Therapy, guided Qi Gong meditation, Essential Oil Therapy and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET).

Ala Carte

Who does not like an ala carte menu? Sometimes health just means something different. Need extra NET time or Cranio work? There is space to add in something specific you may need.

Which treatment style is best for me?

In your first appointment, Ashley will work in partnership with you to set a treatment plan that best addresses your health needs and talk through what appointment style will help you do this most effectively. Most treatment plans consist of some combination of acupuncture alone and additional modalities layered in if needed.

For return patients, if you would like to receive integrative care with Ashley using different modalities then choose our Integrated Acupuncture session. Modalities include; CranioSacral work, NeuroEmotional Technique or guided meditation or Essential Oils.

If you would like to focus primary in Traditional Chinese Medicine, choose Traditional Acupuncture session. This is a great option for weekly regular care and use the Integrative Sessions to dive deeper when you need it.

Please ask Ashley for any specific questions and remember that during your first session with Ashley, you will go over treatment options together.

Still unsure? Start with a Traditional Acupuncture session and we will adjust your next appointment style if needed.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands on therapy that helps to relieve pain and tension in the body to improve the health of the tissue and organ systems. CST releases tissue restrictions in the cranioscaral system (cranium, sacrum, dural tube) and other joints of the body. CST looks at the connection between the muscles, bones and connective tissue. This is an important technique when there is chronic pain in the body, postural imbalances or scar tissue.

CST was developed by a biomechanical professor, John E. Upledger at Michigan State University. He studied and researched this technique and its applicability on a wide variety of health issues.

What is NeuroEmotional Technique (NET)?

NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) is a tool based in Chinese Medicine that helps restructure the physiology and patterning of chronic stress response and stressful memories. NET is a way to resolve acute and chronic stress. Long-standing health problems can have emotional components involved in the chronic patterning. Additionally, our emotional reality can dramatically affect our health. NET is an effective way to resolve long-standing health problems that have an emotional component and restructure the stress response in the body.

Where do I Park?

There is free parking available on our street, Ballard Ave NW. Ballard is a hopping neighborhood now and evening hours can get busy. Additional parking options to know about; free parking a block south on Shilshole Ave, paid street parking a block northwest along 22nd Ave or try out the paid parking garage on Leary Ave two blocks away.