Appointments and Payment
To make an appointment please contact me.
How do I pay?
Payment is requested at the time of service. The fee for the first visit is $125 and treatments cost $95 per visit. I do not take insurance directly. I will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company, health saving account or flexible savings plan.
The initial visit lasts about an hour and a half and includes a history and a treatment. Regular visits generally take about 45 minutes. Prior to each treatment, you will have time to talk about how you have been, how you feel, and what's happening in your life- information essential in determining appropriate treatment. I will read your pulses and apply needles. I will assess your response to treatment by reading your pulses at the end of treatment.
Often, after treatment, you can spend a few minutes relaxing to allow the energetic changes to settle in. Dietary and other lifestyle recommendations may be discussed at appropriate times throughout treatment.
Can acupuncture help with non-physical problems?
Yes. Acupuncture views the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. Physical disorders can cause an imbalance in the mental outlook and spirit of a person. This can show up as depression, anxiety, anger, sadness, or fear. Stress and emotional conflict can cause effects in the body such as insomnia, lack of appetite, fatigue, menstrual disorders, migraines, and susceptibility to disease.
All acupuncture treatments aim to restore the harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Thus, the physical and non-physical sides of a patient are treated together.
What about medication and other medical care?
Acupuncture may be used in cooperation with other medical care. It is important for me to know what medication you are taking, since medication can affect the planning and assessing of treatment.
For medical emergencies, your own personal physician or an emergency service facility should be contacted.
What about needles? Do they hurt?
Acupuncture needles are solid, slender (slightly thicker than a human hair). I use the finest quality, stainless steel, pre-sterilized, disposable needles.
Most insertions are made just beneath the skin's surface, and sensations vary. Some patients feel a momentary dull ache, a tingling sensation, or a travelling warmth. I can use acupressure or other tools if you are needle-adverse.
After treatment, it is common for you to be relaxed and feel an elevation in your spirit.