First time treatment = $120
Returning acupuncture treatment = $ 80
Laser therapy treatment = $50
ACUPUNCTURE SPECIAL - 5 Treatments for $300. Payment due in full at beginning of first treatment
** When shopping for prices in acupuncture treatments, you’ll find clinics with prices ranging from $90 per treatment down to $15 per treatment. Some clinics are designed to treat patients in an open room setting and make a profit through treating large numbers of patients as quickly as possible. In contrast, our clinic is a private experience. We don’t see our clients as customers, we see them as patients. We pride ourselves in a personalized level of care that extends far beyond the treatment room.
We also suggest that you always ask the level of training of the practitioner. Some are trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and have a License in acupuncture (L.Ac.) or Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). This indicates that they have been educated for at least 4 years in a university or college specifically for Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Other practitioners will claim to have been “certified” in acupuncture or “dry-needling”. This indicates that they were trained in another type of medicine and took an additional minimal amount of hours to be allowed to use acupuncture needles in their practice.
Do you take insurance?
No. We are not associated with any medical insurance company. Most of the larger insurance companies now reimburse acupuncture treatments depending on the patient's individual policy. We create a “super-bill” with commonly accepted billing codes that most insurance companies can recognize. We recommend that you contact your insurance company directly and discuss your specific coverage. Examples of insurance companies that have policies that re-imburse acupuncture treatments include: Blue-Cross/Blue Shield, United Health Care, Cigna, and Aetna.
How long does each treatment last?
The first treatment can take up to 1.5 hours.
Follow-up treatments can take up to 1 hour.
In either case, you can expect actual needling time to range between 20 to 40 minutes.
How many treatments do I need to feel a benefit?
Results can vary greatly depending on the severity of the condition. Some patients experience a dramatic change after a single treatment. For most conditions, however, a positive change should be expected within 4 to 5 treatments.
How often should I get treated?
Traditionally, patients would receive a treatment once daily for 10 days. After which time, the condition was re-assessed. This treatment schedule is obviously not practical. For acute conditions, we recommend treatments at least once a week. Once acute conditions are resolved, we recommend maintenance treatments between once and twice per month.
Honestly, does it hurt?
Due to the small size of the needles, treatments rarely cause any discomfort. It’s common that patients may feel a mild pinch followed by a heaviness, tingling, vibration, or numbness around the needled area. We do our best, however, to prevent any persistent painful or stinging sensation during the session.
Can I eat before my visit?
Actually, we encourage patients to eat something before the visit. Receiving a treatment on an empty stomach can result in significant dizziness or weakness following their session. Heavy meals, drugs and alcohol should be avoided, however.
What should I wear?
Loose fitting clothing is recommended. Most acupuncture points can be administered by simply rolling up your sleeves or pant-legs. Gowns are available, however in situations where additional access is required.
What are the other tools that you use besides acupuncture?
Moxibustion is a healing tool where the herb mugwort (Artemis Vulgaris)is burned and applied directly or indirectly to the skin or on the acupuncture needle. The dual effects of the burning herb and the heat promote increased blood circulation and aid in “tonifying” or adding “Qi” (vital energy) to a particular area. While the patient will experience a distinctive warmth during a moxibustion treatment, care is taken to avoid causing any permanent burning or scarring of the patient.
Cupping describes the technique where small fist-sized glass jars are fastened using suction to a specific body part. The cups may be left stationary, or they may slide repeatedly across the specific area. Cupping is used to help dispel stasis or resolve “phlegm”. It is often used to address back-pain and chest congestion. It will likely leave distinct round “bruises” in the treated areas, but they should disappear within 4-5 days.
“E-stim” is a technique where electrodes are connected to two are more acupuncture needles and a mild electric current is run between them. Both amplitude and frequency of the current can be altered depending on the type of treatment. While the patient will feel a mild tingling sensation, intensity is adjusted to prevent any discomfort. This technique is very effective to treat acute pain.
Cold-Laser or Low-Level-Laser Therapy:
Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technique where a laser beam specifically under 500 milli-watts of power can be applied to specific acupuncture points to stimulate a healing effect. Since the power is limited to a maximum of 0.5 watts, there is no “burning” effect unlike the lasers used in tatoo-removal, laser surgery, or hair-removal. Depending on the wavelength, cold lasers have been shown to be effective in treating disorders ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome, acne, to stimulating bone and muscle repair. During a cold-laser treatment, the patient may experience a mild warmth due to increased blood circulation, but there should be no discomfort. Both the acupuncturist and the patient are required to wear the appropriate eye-protection during the course of the treatment.
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