Frequently Asked Questions

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.




Do you have a referral program?


The highest compliment we can receive is a referral. For each new person you refer, $10 will be applied to their first visit and your next appointment.




Does acupuncture hurt?


No. The needles are about the width of a single strand of hair so very little sensation is felt. Most people find the effects to be calming and relaxing.




Are the needles used multiple times?


No. Only sterile, disposable needles are used and discarded after each use.




Does acupuncture work?


Yes. Acupuncture has been used for over 2500 years and has demonstrated positive results. It continues to be researched and studied to illustrate the efficacy.




How many treatments will I need?


The amount of sessions will depend on the severity and duration of your particular complaint. 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?


Pain

  • Headache & migraine
  • TMJ & Dental pain
  • Eye pain from infection
  • Joint pain (knee, shoulder and elbow), as well as reducing muscle spasm and increasing mobility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fasciitis
  • Neck, Low back & Sciatica
  • Gout Traumas & Sprains - besides lessening pain, circulation will be improved to quicken recovery time
  • Resulting pain from accidents
Mental/Emotional
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Substance dependency/addiction
Respiratory
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Bronchial asthma
Reproductive Health
  • Ease labor pain
  • Stimulate labor induction
  • Help to correct abnormal fetal position
  • Menstrual disorders - including severe cramping & PMS
  • Infertility
  • Stimulates milk production for breast feeding
Neurological
  • Stroke
  • Bell's palsy
  • Insomnia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
Digestive
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Acid Reflux
  • Poor digestion
  • Nausea & Vomiting - from morning sickness, chemotherapy & postoperative
  • Ulcerative colitis/Crohn's
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea




What are the health & 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 arerequired to wear a mask. *My hands will be cleaned and sanitized, before your appointment and I’ll be wearing vinyl or nitrile gloves during your treatment. *If you schedule online, you’ll be sent a confirmation with a link to pay for your session. This will be necessary to hold you desired time. If you schedule with me either through email or over the phone, I’ll email you an invoice as all appointments will need to be paid for before our session. *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. *When you arrive, your temperature will be taken using a non-touch forehead thermometer. *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.