What are "Acuseeds"?

Vaccaria, cowherb or in chinese medicine, Wang Bu Lui Xing, is a monotypic genus of flowering plants within the pink family containing the single species "Vaccaria hispanica". Considered a weed, the plant can grow to two and a half feet with lovely pink and white hermophroditic flowers, as pictured. Native to Eurasia, it can be found in other areas due to introduction. Harvested in the summer, the entire plant is dried in sunlight, with seeds removed from their shells and then, dried again. The seeds are used in ATA in raw form, applying continuous stimulation to acupoints.


This modality has been approved as accredited coursework by the NCCAOM and NCBTMB.  Stay tuned for course launch to become a certified Acuseed Therapist!


In 2016, I began my tenure as the Main Acupuncturist at the Kaufman Cancer Center at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland. As more oncologists were referring patients, I discovered through initial intakes that many patients were actually contraindicated to receive acupuncture. 

It was through my dedication to fulfill the great need for gentle, yet powerfully effective treatment, that I developed ATA (Acuseed Therapy; Acupressure); a non-invasive modality alternative to acupuncture, where treatments are identically administered yet, without the needles!  

Effective in treating symptoms on body, mind and spirit levels, ideal for those who do not prefer needling, are on anti-coagulants/blood thinners, have lymphedema, compromised immune systems, or are concerned about possible infection, ATA is safe and admissible for all.  


Developed by Colleen Curran, L. Ac.



90 minute Initial Intake w/first treatment:  $120

60 minute Follow Up Treatment: $80

ATA Pouches with acuseeds: $25

ASK ABOUT ATA PACKAGES (Treatments scheduled with ATA Pouch included)

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