The Salt Grotto

What is acupuncture and which styles we offer

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine, single use, sterile, disposable needles into select acupoints which lie all along the human body. This art is based on a system of meridians, or pathways, that traverse the human body and the associated acupoints on these meridians. By providing a custom treatment, a practitioner is able to affect changes in a patients health by stimulating Qi (chee), the energy that continuously flows thru the body’s meridians. The experience typically has minimal pain or discomfort, and has a naturally calming effect.

This method can be used to treat virtually all disorders. Some of these include insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, digestive disturbances, asthma, pain, carpal tunnel, high blood pressure, thyroid problems and joint injuries to name a few.

Dr. Tan was a famous Acupuncture Physician who taught his highly effective, efficient style of acupuncture all over the world. His legacy allows Acupuncturists to practice a wonderful art that gives quick medical results. At Tampa Bay Acu Health and Spine, we offer this method to our patients.

Master Tung was a practitioner who graciously shared his family style of acupuncture after using it for decades and further refining it. We are grateful to be able to deliver this potent healing art to our patients.

Our acupuncture sessions include cupping massage, gua sha massage, and/or related modalities in addition to 45 minutes of acupuncture. Your rapid improvement is our only goal.

Biopuncture (Point InjectionTherapy)

Quite simply we call this type of therapy “Non Surgical tissue repair”. The effects of these treatments for back injury are often superior to surgery, minus the risk, high cost and scar tissue from surgery. This method involves the injection of a small amount of sterile, U.S FDA registered homeopathic or vitamin liquid into an acupuncture point in order to enhance the effect of acupuncture as well as gain the pharmacological effect of the substance injected.

This would be used in cases of stubborn musculoskeletal pain or harder to treat joint injuries. The homeopathic substances injected naturally stimulate your body’s ability to repair soft tissue, and are very beneficial for muscle, tendon and ligament damage, including the intervertebral discs of the back. This method is consistently used successfully for bulging discs, herniated discs, tendonitis, and arthritis.

Point injection therapy $100.00
Spinal Point injection therapy $140.00

What is point injection therapy?

Biopuncture, also called point injection therapy, is a powerful medical method useful for the following conditions:

• Bulging and herniated discs.
• Mild to moderate knee meniscus tears
• Arthritis in the spine
• Tendonitis

Stephen Dell-Jones, a nationally board certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Herbalist and Nutritionist. At the University of Florida, Stephen began a focus on Health and earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. These degrees provided an academic background and insights into the functioning of the human body. Still, believing that the Eastern methods must have something to offer, Stephen would discover the eastern art and science of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While completing a 5 year program of study in Oriental Medicine at the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL., Stephen underwent an externship at the Sarasota Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. This gave him the opportunity to use acupuncture on patients with advanced health issues.

Today Stephen practices in Tampa Bay and treats many health conditions including neck and back pain and injury, sinusitis, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, female infertility, insomnia and neuropathy.

Initial consultation and acupuncture - $90 | 1 hour and 30 minutes session
Follow up acupuncture - $75 | 45 minutes session
Acupuncture package of 5 - $340
Acupuncture package of 10 - $595
Community Acupuncture $50.00 | 45 minutes salt session and acupuncture