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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the health and safety protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic
    *New high powered air filter in the treatment room capable of clearing the air of pollution, chemicals, dust, bacteria and viruses. *The entire center will be sanitized daily and treatment room will be thoroughly sanitized every morning and evening and in between each patient. *The massage table will be lined with a sanitary cover, along with fresh paper sheets on top of that, changed between patients. *Each patient, client and practitioner are required to wear a mask. *If you have viral and or allergy symptoms, I’ll ask that you cancel your appointment and I’ll waive the 24-hour cancellation fee. You’ll then need to quarantine for 2 weeks and/or take a Covid-19 test before scheduling your next appointment. *You’ll be emailed a Covid-19 checklist the day before your appointment as well as a waiver before your first appointment, to be filled out and signed. Please either fill this out online or print it to bring back to our appointment. If you don’t have the option of either, forms will be provided for you. *You have the option of scheduling a telehealth consult/intake before our appointment, to limit exposure time if you’d prefer. *Herbs will be prepared at a separate location so if you'll be needing herbs before your session and you're an existing patient, we'll can schedule an appointment virtually beforehand. *If you’re just needing an herbal adjustment or refill (rather than an acupuncture session) please schedule a 20 minute herbal telehealth session. **Please note that I will no longer be refilling herbal prescriptions without a consultation beforehand.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Many insurance plans now cover acupuncture! While our office only accepts Landmark Healthcare, we're happy to provide you with a form you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    In fairness to our patients, all missed appointments or those not cancelled 24 hours before your scheduled time are subject to a cancellation fee, which is equal to the cost of the visit.
  • Does acupuncture hurt?
    The needles are about the width of a single strand of hair so very little sensation is felt if at all. You may notice a slight ache initially, which goes away in matter of seconds. In fact, most people find the effects to be calming and relaxing.
  • Are the needles used multiple times?
    Nope! Only sterile, disposable needles are used and discarded after each use.
  • Does acupuncture work?
    Yes! Acupuncture has been used for over 3000 years and has demonstrated positive results. It continues to be researched and studied to illustrate the efficacy. You can read more about this fascinating medicine under the "Treatments Offered" page on this website.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    The amount of sessions will depend on the severity and duration of your particular complaint and body constitution. While each person is unique, many people feel relief within 3 - 8 treatments. Chronic conditions may require more treatments.
  • How long do the sessions last?
    Your first session will generally last about 60 - 90 minutes, which includes the consultation and treatment. Each subsequent session will last from 45 minutes to an hour. During your consultation, we'll discuss your condition and body type along with the various therapies that will be necessary to aid in your healing.
  • What conditions can acupuncture effectively treat?
    The goal of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is to help your body heal as a whole. Therefore, a variety of conditions can be helped with acupuncture such as: Pain Headache & migraine TMJ & dental pain Eye pain Joint pain (knee, shoulder and elbow), as well as reducing muscle spasm and increasing mobility Fibromyalgia Neck, back & sciatic pain Gout, traumas & sprains - besides lessening pain, circulation will be improved to quicken recovery time Resulting pain from accidents Chronic pain Mental/Emotional Depression Stress Anxiety Insomnia Substance dependency/addiction Lethargy Respiratory Allergies Asthma Immune boosting Infections Reproductive Health Stimulate labor induction & ease pain Help to correct abnormal fetal position Menstrual disorders - including lack of period, irregular periods, severe cramping, PMS, PMDD, endometriosis, fibroids and cysts Fertility challenges Stimulates milk production for breast feeding Neurological Stroke Bell's palsy Trigeminal neuralgia Digestive Ulcer Gastritis Acid Reflux Poor digestion Nausea & Vomiting Ulcerative colitis/Crohn's Constipation Diarrhea
  • What are the costs of treatment?
    The initial treatment, which includes a full intake, diagnosis, acupuncture and all other necessary modalities (cupping, gua sha, nutritional guidance, herbal consultation and/or essential oils): $130 and lasts 65 - 75 minutes* $280 for a 3 session package Follow up treatment, which includes a shorter intake, acupuncture and all other necessary modalities (cupping, gua sha, nutritional guidance, herbal consultation and/or essential oils): $90 and lasts 45 - 60 minutes* $250 for a 3 session package Initial acupuncture treatment (that includes the above) with NET - neuro emotional technique: $140 and lasts 80 - 90 minutes* Follow up acupuncture treatment (that includes the above) with NET - neuro emotional technique: $100 and lasts 65 - 75 minutes* Mindful acupuncture: Initial session $140 for 80-90 minutes Follow up $100 for 65 - 75 minutes **You can read more about this service under "Treatments Offered" Herbal consultation, which can be done in person or virtually: $40 and lasts 20 minutes* Virtual wellness mentoring and/or telehealth sessions are as follows: -75 minute initial session is $130 -30 minutes is $50 -60 minutes is $95 **To learn more about these treatments you can visit "Treatments Offered" page under Virtual Healing and Wellness Mentoring *Cost of herbs is separate
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