FLORAL ACUPUNCTURE

We all have had one sticky problem

It’s a digestive issue that our doctor’s haven’t been able to figure out. It’s a nagging pain in our shoulder or low back that can’t be massaged or needled away. It’s the constant malaise that has dogged you for years.

Despite treatment, it sticks around, comes back and generally does not take the hint. Get gone.

The trick with these sticky problems is that we tend to be treating the symptoms – the indigestion, the pain, and the generalized depression. Sometimes we get lucky and treating symptoms clears up the problem immediately but more often, unless we get at the root it’s going to grow back.

Floral acupuncture helps you get to the root.

What is floral acupuncture?

Floral acupuncture combines the use of flower essences, powerful individualized treatments for emotional conditions, with the preventative treatments of Chinese Medicine.

Why emotions?

More and more research has been coming out supporting both Bach (the man who brought us flower essences) and the Ancient Chinese assertions that many conditions have a deep emotional component.

Epidemiologic studies indicate that depression is a common comorbidity accompanying chronic pain states. Longitudinal studies also suggest that depression can predict the emergence of chronic pain in selected populations.”

Current Treatment Options in Neurology, 2005


This study demonstrates considerable associations between presence of depressive and anxiety disorders (current and remitted) and symptom severity with different pain dimensions, namely pain-related disability, pain intensity, and the location of pain symptoms (musculoskeletal, gastro-intestinal, and cardio respiratory).

PLoS One, 2014


Subjects with major depression were four times more likely to report chronic pain.

Psychiatry, 2005

Floral acupuncture allows us to individualize a treatment to directly treat an emotional root to emotional or physical problem. If you’d like to know more, check out this blog post.

Interesting in trying floral acupuncture? Schedule below:

Who am I?

I am Jessica Gustafson, L.Ac. and I run Reverie Acupuncture, LLC in St. Paul, MN.

I’m currently operating out of a yoga studio in the upper level of the Health Foudations birth center and focus on women’s health and family issues. 

I’ve been practicing acupuncture on my own for three years, and before that I had internships at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Masonic Children’s Hospital and Regions hospital. 

After graduating I decided to expand my complementary medicine roots, reintegrating my background in massage and adding new and exciting modalities, like flower essences!

Who is floral acupuncture for?

If you have ever:

  • suspected a chronic condition of yours may have an emotional cause
  • used flower essences before to great effect
  • been afraid to try acupuncture because you are concerned about the needles

floral acupuncture may be right up your alley.

Ready to take the leap?

Scheduling is easy

Click the button above to schedule online with Acusimple. Fill out your intake forms online on their secure system and be ready to go for your first appointment.

Or try a walk-in! Reverie Acupuncture is open from 5-8 on Wednesdays and Fridays, and you can always fill out your paperwork on site.

Frequently asked questions

Does it hurt?

Most patients have reported that they don’t feel anything but deep relaxation. Since floral acupuncture uses only one or two needles, needle sensations are kept to a minimum.

How does it work?

Acupuncture works by triggering nervous impulses, changing blood flow, inducing endocrine cascades and more. Flower essences work through affirmation, acknowledgement and a little bit of magic (by that, I mean science we don’t quite understand yet.

If you’d like to know more check out the blog post on how acupuncture works and this post on the basics of flower essences.

How much does it cost?

Floral acupuncture costs $35, just like all other community acupuncture appointments, whether it is your first, your fourth or your fourteenth time.

Take some time for yourself – magic happens when mothers relax