Acupuncture is a treatment modality that arose out of the medical practices of traditional East Asian medicine and has been recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization as a safe and effective way to treat many symptoms with minimal side effects.
Using superfine, single-use, disposable needles, acupuncture treats symptoms ranging from low back pain and arthritis to migraine and insomnia by encouraging your body to correct imbalances on its own. Because of its influence not just on muscles and connective tissue but also the nervous system, acupuncture therapy is able to provide a broad spectrum of relief on a systemic level for a wide variety of conditions.
What does acupuncture treat?
Back pain, knee pain, chronic pain, sciatica
Headaches, sprains, scars
Fertility, menopause, menstrual problems
Stuffy nose, congestion
Digestive discomfort, difficulty breathing
Stress, anxiety, PTSD, sleep problems
Numbness, weakness, paresthesia, dizziness, migraine
What can I expect on my first treatment?
You may want to arrive about 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out our paperwork, or you can fill it out online by following the link in your appointment confirmation email.
During your first appointment, your practitioner will ask you about your health and will perform a treatment in a treatment room all to yourself. Your first treatment may include acupuncture, massage, moxibustion, cupping, heat therapy, or other modalities depending upon your needs.
Many people ask what the acupuncture needles feel like. Different people have different experiences: some people feel a heaviness when needled, some feel warmth or coolness, some feel a dull ache, and some feel absolutely nothing. These sensations fade rapidly and most patients experience a soothing, relaxing feeling for the duration of the treatment. (Many people fall asleep!)
Make sure you’ve eaten within an hour or two before your acupuncture session; some people can feel dizzy after the treatment and eating helps reduce this.
Wear loose-fitting clothes that make it easy to expose your forearms, lower legs, and abdomen.
Does insurance pay for acupuncture?
More and more plans offer benefits for acupuncture, though they will only cover certain limited conditions, and they do not cover maintenance care. Contact your insurance company to find out if you have benefits for acupuncture, and if you do, whether they will pay for your condition. Or give us a call and we can verify your insurance for you.
What is the cost of treatment?
The cost is $140 for an initial treatment, and $100 for follow-up treatments.
As for how many treatments you’ll need to resolve your symptoms, no two people are the same. At your initial visit, we’ll give you an estimate about how many treatments we would expect for you to find relief. It is our commitment to get you the relief you’re looking for in as few sessions as possible.
What They Say
“The treatments were wonderful. I always left the office feeling much better. This feeling and relief carried well into the following week and weeks between treatments…. The entire process helped me to get through an extremely difficult time in my life.”