Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend or family member, or have them listen in on Telemedicine consultations, if you feel comfortable with such company.
We operate as a self-pay clinic and payment is due in full at the time of service. We do not accept insurance, nor do we bill insurance or prepare HCFA forms. We will furnish you with an itemized bill for self-submission by request if you are seen in office.
Yes, when practiced according to Clean Needle Technique (CNT) Guidelines by a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.). Proper education of the acupuncturist is an essential key to safety.
Not really. Some points feel different than others, depending on where the needles are placed. Different styles of acupuncture result in different physiological responses and therefore different sensations. This is similar across various style of massage therapy. Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture can be similar in sensation to a swedish massage – it is quite comfortable and relaxing. Trigger Point Dry Needling is a form of deep tissue work and can leave you feeling temporarily achey and sore like deep tissue massage or Rolfing.
The frequency of appointments depends on the condition for which the patient is seeking care, and how long the issue has been present. A common treatment plan for Functional Medicine patients may consist of an initial visit plus a follow-up after receiving your laboratory results and again 1, 3, and 6 months later with occasional acupuncture visits throughout that time period. Physical medicine patients may find relief following the initial appointment, but a typical course of care is 3-12 treatments depending on the severity of the condition. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment plans vary but an initial course of 6-12 appointments is considered typical.
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