Your Body Has A Powerful Healing Potential.

Using acupuncture as an energetic prompt, we help you tap into that healing potential.

Our Process

We get to know you, focus on your root issues, and create a treatment plan that is unique to YOU. Our board certified acupuncturist determines each person’s individual needs and creates a customized treatment planWhen you make an appointment with Eastern Bench, you can expect a detailed initial intake, an acupuncture session, herbal recommendations, and diet, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions. Our primary concern is your wellness and relaxation; therefore, we always maintain a comforting and therapeutic environment. We use the highest grade equipment and industry standard techniques to provide you with not only a painless experience, but an enjoyable one as well.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient method of balancing and building the body’s energy.  According to Chinese medicine, disease occurs as a result of an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow.  Acupuncturists insert thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body that act as conduits for energy circulation to restore balance in the body.

Getting To The Root Of Your Symptoms

Each acupuncture point acts as a gate sending energetic information electromagnetically through the fascia deep in the body. Explore Some of the ways acupuncture works:

  • Promotes Healing: Acupuncture offers a small energetic prompt to the body to restore balance & homeostasis.
  • Releases Blockages: Acupuncture releases areas of blocked Qi which stimulates proper organ function & promotes health.
  • Improves Circulation: By increasing circulation throughout the body, function is improved where needed.
  • Decreases Pain: Acupuncture acts as a natural pain killer interrupting pain signaling.
  • Reduces Inflammation: Pro-inflammatory markers or proteins are reduced when receiving acupuncture.

What Science Says About Acupuncture:

Acupuncture originated about 3500 years ago and it remains one of the oldest and most utilized healing techniques in the world.  Science can now explain it’s effectiveness:

  • When connective tissue gets wound around a needle electrical conductivity is increased.
  • Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow & circulation.
  • When acupuncture is performed, changes in the brain are observed.
  • Thermal imaging shows how acupuncture reduces inflammation.

Acupuncture Ecosystem

Acupuncture points are chosen according to your specific diagnosis.  Once the needles are in, most patients feel a deep sense of relaxation and many take a nap.

Your treatment may include these helpful modalities:


Cupping is like deep tissue massage  in reverse.  The suction created by the cupping technique gently pulls the muscle tissue and fascia upward.  This draw toxins to the surface of the skin so the immune system can eliminate them more effectively.


Ai Ye, or processed mugwort, is an herb used to warm and strengthen.  It is burned in order to stimulate acupuncture points in a process called moxibustion.  It improves circulation, relieves pain, boosts energy, and warms the uterus to treat some types of infertility.  It can even be used to turn breech babies.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a scraping technique using a special tool.  Gua sha is an anti-inflammatory and immune boosting technique.  It helps break up scar tissue or adhesions in connective and muscle tissue and improves local circulation.  It is also a great adjunct treatment for respiratory conditions.

Electro-acupuncture (E-STIM)

E-STIM uses electrical pulses to mimic signals coming from cells in the nervous system.  These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves.  Electroacupuncture for infertility can increase blood flow to the uterus, promote endometrial receptivity and ovulation, and regulate hormones.

Have a question? Reach out!

Eastern Bench is a reputable wellness clinic in the Salt Lake area with a specialty in natural fertility and IVF support.  We are very dedicated to providing high quality holistic care to our clients.  To set up an appointment, please call (385)279-2410 or request an appointment online. We offer free 15 minute consultations to those who would like to learn more about our treatment options.  Please contact us by submitting this form if you should have any additional questions.


What do I bring to my appointment?

You do not need to bring anything with you, though if you do have bloodwork or test results that are relevant to your case we would like to see them. After your appointment is booked, you will be prompted to set up your account and fill out the appropriate paperwork and consent forms.  Your practitioner will do a full Chinese medicine intake, which can be done virtually or in person.  In-person you will receive an acupuncture treatment following the intake.  If done virtually, you will schedule for your in-person acupuncture treatment.  

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and they are inserted gently and shallowly. While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. Once the needles are in place, most of our patients tell us that they experience a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing that lasts for many hours after the treatment.

How long does a new patient visit last?

A new patient visit lasts 75-90 minutes. It includes a health history overview, an in depth treatment plan with herbal, nutritional, and supplement recommendations and an acupuncture treatment. It is very thorough and may go beyond the extended time allotted, therefore please allow flexibility in your time if you have a lot to discuss or a complicated medical record.

Does acupuncture help with pain?

Absolutely! It’s one of the best things you can do for pain. Acupuncture blocks the pain signals to the brain. That’s why they use it for anesthesia during surgeries in some countries. In the United States, acupuncture is most widely known to help alleviate pain such as arthritis, TMJ pain, abdominal pain, gastritis and more.  For more stubborn pain conditions or pain not responding to acupuncture we also offer injection therapy, which will often do the trick to relieve pain.

Do you offer cupping?

Yes, as a combo treatment alongside acupuncture. Cupping therapy is a phenomenal treatment option for alleviating ailments like neck and back pain, muscle tension and overall detoxification.  It is so good at detoxifying the body it does wonders for acne.  

What can I expect from acupuncture?

Acupuncture provides an instant reset for the nervous system. It is one of the best things you can do for stress and anxiety and improves sleep patterns, balances hormones and improves energy levels, among many other things. Most people notice the deep relaxation more than anything else at the end of the treatment.

How often will I need to come in for acupuncture before I see results?

Most  of our patients see us weekly; however, each case is unique. Your practitioner will craft a clear treatment plan for you and will tell you how often you should have treatment. Everyone responds to treatment differently so your results will depend on your particular situation. There are certain issues that can be addressed in a visit or two; other cases might require more treatments until your goal is met. Your practitioner will be able to guide you on the results you can expect.  Often, patients will notice relief from a specific symptom straight away, though we may need more time to work on the underlying root of the issue. If you are being treated for infertility, most women see results within 3-6 months, whether it be in your cycle, ovulation, or even pregnancy.  Some take a little longer, some get pregnant right away.  It just depends.

How many treatments will I need?

The fastest way to see results is to experience your first 3 treatments within the first 2-3 weeks of your first visit.  We want to build upon the communication and healing that is already taking place rather than starting over every time. Ongoing patient care depends on the severity of the illness. A general rule of thumb is a month of treatment for every year of discomfort.

What can acupuncture be used to treat?

The short answer? Just about everything! Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine that has been used in Asia to treat a broad range of disorders.  It is usually more helpful for chronic issues than acute ones. For complex cases we suggest you speak with our acupuncturist before you book your first appointment, especially if you have specific questions about how acupuncture and/or herbs might be beneficial to you.

Do I need to do anything before or after acupuncture?

Please create your new patient account and fill out intake forms using this link: Make sure to have a light snack before treatment to ensure there is energy (or Qi). We ask that you take it easy the rest of your day, avoid strenuous activities and make sure to stay hydrated post-treatment, similar to a good massage. Your body does profound work while resting with acupuncture needles, we want to make sure you continue to support the healing.

What is gua sha?

As a combo treatment alongside acupuncture, Gua Sha is a Chinese treatment, similar in effect to cupping. ‘Gua’ stands for rubbing or friction. ‘Sha’ stands for congested or stagnant blood at the surface of the body. When friction is applied in repeated, even strokes, the ‘sha’ surfaces as small red petechiae relieving pain and muscle tension. The red spots and bruising might take 2 to 3 days to heal. Usually a flat tool with rounded ends is used to create this effect. Body gua sha is a wonderful component to acupuncture for instant pain relief, increased range of motion and removing tissue blockages and stagnation. We also provide facial gua sha as part of our cosmetic acupuncture treatments.  Facial gua sha is grounding, calms the mind, relieves tension, detoxifies, lifts sagging skin, and leaves you glowy.

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Disclaimer: Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors. The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or otherwise intervene in any medical condition. Always seek help from a licensed medical professional for any health condition.