I’ve never had acupuncture prior to meeting Arina and not being fond of needles, I was leery and a little nervous. After my 1st treatment, I was a believer. Arina always explains and shares her knowledge of traditional Chinese techniques. Over the years she has introduced me to fire cupping, Moxa (which a Chinese herb that is burned near the skin in order to warm acupuncture points), Traditional cupping using a vacuum (which is my favorite), hot stone massage and Electro-acupuncture. (a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles) It is not for the faint of heart but this alleviates pain better than anything else I’ve ever experienced! Arina has a great touch and is constantly in tuned with her patients and has the best assistants! Her precision placement of needles, relaxing background music and fragrance of the office puts me into the deepest of sleeps. I wake up feeling energized, invigorated and focused with all my senses heightened.