Birch Center Menu of Services Pittsburgh Acupuncture


Services and Prices

About Us

List of Conditions



Wild Edible Plants




At the Birch Center, your comfort is important to us.

We provide you with a peaceful waiting space, reading materials, spring water and hot tea.

A healthy environment is an important part of the healing process.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

We treat the person, not the disease, so really there is no limit to what acupuncture can treat.

Acupuncture helps the body regain balance thus alleviating symptoms and disease processes.

The World Health Organization has issued a comprehensive list of diseases and conditions which are treatable by acupuncture. Some of the more common conditions are:


  • colds and flus
  • bronchitis
  • hepatitis


  • deafness
  • ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • menier's disease
  • earaches
  • poor eyesight
  • dizziness
  • sinus infections
  • sore throat
  • hay fever


  • hypoglycemia
  • asthma
  • high blood pressure
  • ulcers
  • colitis
  • indigestion
  • hemorrhoids
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • diabetes


  • eczema
  • acne
  • herpes

Musculo-Skeletal and Neurological

  • arthritis
  • neuralgia
  • sciatica
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • tendonitis
  • stiff neck
  • Bell’s palsy
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • headache
  • stroke
  • cerebral palsy
  • polio
  • menier’s disease
  • dizziness
  • sprains

Genito-Urinary and Reproductive

  • impotence
  • infertility and miscarriage
  • pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • vaginitis
  • irregular period or cramps
  • morning sickness
  • Babies in breech presentation


  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • insomnia

This is only a partial list. If you have any questions about what acupuncture can do for you, please give us a call at: (412) 381-0116, or email us at:

Birch Center Menu of Services


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine that looks for the cause of symptoms or disease and treats the patient as a whole.

TCM includes Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, moxabustion, auricular acupuncture, tuina Medical Massage, and nutritional advice along with some other therapies.

Here is a partial list of conditions, put out by the World Health Organization, that acupuncture has been proven effective in treating.

Initial session with consultation: $95 SPECIAL: $65, consultation fee waived
$65 per session after initial
Package of six acupuncture sessions ... $360

Acupuncture Special:
4 Treatments for $220

Buy a package of 4 acupuncture treatments for only $220 (savings of $40!) You may buy as many packages as you'd like, for yourself or as gifts.

4 Acupuncture Treatment Package for $220

Facial Rejuvenation/Cosmetic Acupuncture

Bring life energy to the face: smooth wrinkles while bringing color to the face and sparkle to the eyes.
$100 per treatment
Prepaid package of five treatments: $400
Prepaid package of 10 treatments: $800

Herbal Medicine

At the Birch Center we offer Traditional Chinese Herbal Consultations, as well as Western Botanical herbal consultations, which can be included with the acupuncture treatment at no extra cost, or as a separate consult itself.

We carry Chinese patent herbs, some powdered herbs and teas are available as well.

$65/hour, unless included with acupuncture consultation

Weight Loss with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Use the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to achieve your ideal weight and optimal health. We will review your current health situation as well as your eating habits and diet from a Chinese/energetic point of view, and offer personalized suggestions to turn food into an ally for your best health, rather than a factor in current symptoms, issues and diseases.
$65/hour, phone consultations available

Special Packages

To help in your pursuit of best health, we've packaged together some popular services at a discounted rate.

Stop Smoking Package

  • 4 Acupuncture Treatments plus Stop Smoking Herbal Tea ... $240

Weight Loss Packages

  • Weight Loss Consultation plus 5 Acupuncture Sessions ... $300
  • Weight Loss Consultation plus 10 Acupuncture Sessions ... $600

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks

Please contact the Birch Center if you would like to schedule a wild edible walk. Herbalist Melissa Sokulski, L. Ac. is happy to take you and your friends out for walk around your neighborhood, pointing out which plants (weeds!) are edible and medicinal. Alternatively, we can meet in the Birch Center and walk along the south side.

Depending on the time of year, we will likely see purslane, lambs quarters, dandelion, and plantain sprouting up in the cracks of the sidewalk! By the time we reach the river, we'll see medicinal plants such as mullein, asters, mugwort, burdock, St. John's Wort, evening primrose, and many more.
$150 for 1 1/2 hour walk and talk, plus travel fee, ($50 per additional half hour)