What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese system of natural healing that is based upon the principal that physical dysfunction is the result of an imbalance of the body’s organic, energetic and natural activity. Acupuncturists use 365 main acupuncture points throughout the body and insert needles to stimulate energy that is blocked or congested. The aim of acupuncture is to activate a patient’s vital energy to allow the body to balance and heal itself.
Is acupuncture covered by my medical insurance?
We accept major health insurance providers including:
Anthem / Blue Cross
If your health insurance providers are not lised above, please feel free to call us.
If acupuncture treatment is required due to an accident or injury, your medical insurance may cover the costs of your treatment. For information specific to your provider, please call your insurance company or call us.
How many visits will I need?
The number of visits you will need depends on several factors. One is how long you have had your current condition. Acute conditions, like a cold or flu will generally only require one or two treatments. Conditions that are more recent, for example pain from an injury or seasonal allergies may require few treatments before symptoms are reduced. Chronic conditions like PMS, asthma, back pain or other problems that you have had for many years may take anywhere from 4 to 10 treatments until you notice significant changes. At your first visit, we will take a detailed health history and will determine an appropriate treatment plan based on your signs and symptoms and the findings of that visit.
How effective is acupuncture for pain management?
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for many different kinds of pain. Qi and blood circulation is improved by stimulating certain acupuncture points to remove any blockages and stagnation. When there’s free flow of qi and blood there’s no pain.