As acupuncture becomes more and more in demand, insurance companies are beginning to cover the costs. We will be happy to consult your insurance company to determine the specifics of your coverage.
Payment in full is requested at the time of treatment either by check, major credit card, (we accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express), or cash.
Overall, acupuncture is considered a safe, low-risk therapy.
If you are excessively afraid of needles consider trying acupuncture by laser (painless), acupressure (Shiatsu) or auricular (ear) acupuncture.
Yes, indeed. Acupuncture views the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. All physical disorders will cause an imbalance in the mental outlook and spirit of a person. This may manifest as depression, anxiety, anger, sadness, and the like. Mental disturbances, stress, and emotional conflict can affect the physical body as insomnia, lack of appetite, fatigue, menstrual disorders, migraines, susceptibility to disease, aches, pains, etc. Thus, the physical and nonphysical sides of a patient are treated together.
If you are receiving treatment from your medical doctor then it makes sense to tell him or her about your plans to have acupuncture.
Usually, you will feel relaxed and calm. Occasionally you may feel tired or drowsy for a few hours if the treatment has been particularly strong or there may be a short-term flare-up of your symptoms as your Qi clears and resettles itself. Patients often get some results in the first treatment, even receiving total or partial relief of pain and symptoms.
Usually not. Occasionally there may be a bruise at the site of insertion. Most often, one feels relaxed. We recommend drinking water after the treatment.
Tell your Acupuncture Physician about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response. During treatment, relax, ask questions, do not change or move positions suddenly. If you experience any discomfort, advise your Acupuncture Physician immediately. Adjustments will be made or the treatment will be stopped if necessary.
Typically, treatments are given once or twice per week for the first six to eight weeks or as needed.