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Drouillard Acupuncture
and Sports Medicine

Sports medicine acupuncture involves advanced needling techniques that incorporate a variety of integrative methods from both traditional Chinese medicine and western scientific medicine.  It’s primary focus is to alleviate tension patterns and restore muscle strength to alleviate pain and structural dysfunction.  These outcomes are achieved by incorporating acupuncture with herbal medicine, infrared heat, electro-stimulation, massage, and passive stretching techniques.

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Services

Initial Examination and Treatment

The initial exam explores your underlying current pattern and then is typically branched into either an injury or illness condition.  Injury exams involve health history, body systems review, and mechanism of injury.  Illness conditions involve health history and body systems review to diagnose the body systems affected by your current condition.

75 min. $155 (member rate $131.75)

 Acupuncture Treatment

Brandon uses Western Scientific and Traditional Chinese Medicine body systems principles to guide his treatments; as well as, range of motion and muscle testing to help balance energy in the organ, meridian and musculo-skeletal systems. These methods are very effective for treating structural disorders like tension headaches, migraines, sprain/strain and trauma; along with internal aspects involving digestive, menstrual, menopausal, labor encouragement, stress or emotional imbalances.

45 min $60 (member rate $51); 60 min. $80 (member rate $68)

Acupuncture Treatment w/ Adjunct Therapy

Adding adjunct therapies to your acupuncture treatment can greatly affect your treatment outcomes. Adjuncts include manual therapies like passive stretching techniques, tui na massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, gua sha, cupping, as well as electro-stimulation, auriculotherapy, kinesio taping, topical herbal liniments, qi gong, meditation and heat therapy.

45 min. $75 (member rate $63.75); 60 min. $95 (member rate $80.75)

Tui Na Therapy

Tui na uses a variety of massage techniques to stimulate acupressure points along energy pathways known as meridians or channel pathways. Acupressure points are the same as acupuncture points but instead of using acupuncture, acupressure is applied to them. Tui na may involve stretching techniques to restore normal range of motion to your joints, freeing up obstruction and alleviating pain. This can be applied as an adjunct therapy or used alone.

40 min. $80 (member rate $68)

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for all populations. Its heat activated and waterproof.

30 min. $45 (member rate $38.25)

Cupping

 

Cupping originated from Traditional Oriental Medicine and has recently become very popular in Western cultures due to its exposure on main stream media and its use on Hollywood stars and Olympic athletes. This technique applies a suction technique to the surface of the skin, acting like a massage but applying pressure force in the opposite direction. Instead of pushing inward, it pulls outward to increase metabolism, detoxification and pain relief.

30 min. $45 (member rate $38.25)

Re-examination and Treatment

Re-exams involve the re-evaluation of information from your previous examination to track your treatment progress. Treatment outcomes can be clearly defined by changes in your condition from the previous examination. This is generally done after every 7 or more visits.

75 min. $120 (member rate $102)

Re-Examination without Treatment

Re-exams are done periodically to evaluate your treatment outcomes by comparing all of your previous exam findings with this re-exam. This is generally done after every 7 or more visits.

30 min. $60 (member rate $51)

About Brandon

Brandon Drouillard, L.Ac. has a Master of Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine degree, from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and is a Diplomate in Acupuncture, under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His private practice, Drouillard Acupuncture, is networked with many professional health network providers. Brandon is also an associate professor and sports acupuncture clinic supervisor at Southwest Acupuncture College.  He teaches sports acupuncture, and supervises sports acupuncture interns, on campus; as well as, at Dal Ward Sports Medicine Center, at The University of Colorado, Boulder.  He has also been staff or faculty at The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Institute of Bio-energetic Medicine, Anthem College, and The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to his private practice, teaching, and supervising, Brandon is also a certified kung fu instructor, under the Shen Lung Tang Shou Tao Association, and has over 23 years of experience in the martial arts.