FAQ's

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Unlike needles used to give injections, the filaments used for treatments are extremely fine, about the size of a cats whisker. Most people are surprised that they feel little or no pain. Treatments are very relaxing, clients often sleep thru them.

How much does it cost?

That depends on insurance coverage, many plans cover acupuncture. If you don’t have coverage treatments are usually $80 for the initial treatment and $60 to $65 for subsequent treatments.

How Quickly will I respond?

Everyone is different. Acute problems such as a sore throat may be resolved in a single session. With chronic problems we are accustomed to seeing significant results within 4-6 treatments. The total number of treatments depends on:

  • The severity of the condition
  • How long the condition has existed
  • The overall state of health, energy and motivation of the patient
Do you use disposable needles?

Yes, all needles are pre-sterilized, individually packaged and disposable.

Does Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

More and more insurances cover Acupuncture. From experience I can tell you:

  • Medicare doesn’t currently- but some supplemental insurances do. These usually require a denial letter which we can supply
  • Most Anthem-Blue Cross PPO plans have some coverage
  • Blue Shield some plans have coverage usually requires a superbill
  • There are many new plans so this doesn’t cover them all

After years of billing insurance we have found that the best deal for our patients is for them to pay upfront and receive our discount for payment at time of service. We then mail a superbill to your Insurance to tell them you have already paid and include a denial letter if needed by your insurance. When you have coverage for acupuncture and have met your deductable you will receive a check from your Insurance for whatever they pay. This usually eliminates problems with your insurance. In most cases we can do electronic billing which speeds up the process

If you don’t have insurance we still give you a discount for payment at time of service.