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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?
    Because Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system there's not much that can't be greatly improved with treatment. The World Health Organization states "acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials to be an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions." The following list is only a brief example of commonly treated conditions and is by no means limited. If you have any specific questions regarding your personal health presentation, feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation in person or over the phone. Common Treated Conditions: Adverse reactions to radiation & chemotherapy Allergies Arthritis - Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout Back Pain - Spinal Degeneration, Spinal Stenosis, Disk Herniations Cardiovascular Health Depression & other Mood Disorders Digestive Complaints Diabetes Mellitus Drug & Alcohol Addiction and Dependency Fatigue & Low Energy Fibromyalgia & Plantar Fasciitis Gastritis, & Peptic Ulcers Headaches & Migraines Hypertension IBS & Crohns Disease Induction of labor Insomnia Injury Healing Knee pain Mal-position of fetus Menopausal Symptoms Men's Health - Prostate health and Sexual Function Morning Sickness - Nausea and Vomiting Muscle Tension & Limited Range of Motion Neck Pain - Acute, Injury or Degeneration Temporomandibular Dysfunction TMJ/TMD Pain Management Postoperative Pain PMS Symptoms & Painful Menstruation Sciatica Stress Management & Anxiety Smoking Cessation Stroke Recovery Tennis Elbow & Tendonitis Weight Loss Women's Health
  • What if I have a PCP?
    Great, acupuncture can be beneficial on its own or integrated into your already existing health care plan. Please inform me of any other health care systems and medications you are currently using. It is helpful to bring a list of medications, supplements, and medical records to our initial consultation so I can gain an accurate picture of your health history and condition.
  • Is Acupuncture painful?
    Some acupuncture needles are as thin as a strand of hair. It is not a painful procedure, in fact you may even fall asleep on the table. You may feel some initial sensations while they are being inserted, sometimes a deep ache in an area or warm sensations, but it should be a comfortable and relaxing experience.
  • I’m pregnant. Is acupuncture safe for me and my baby?
    Yes. Acupuncture is safe in all stages of pregnancy. It is important that I know that you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant so I can adjust my treatment accordingly. There are so many benefits to gain from acupuncture during pregnancy including early morning sickness, edema, late pregnancy aches and pains, breech presentation, and more.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    Treatments plans are based off of an individual's needs. The more frequent treatments you receive, the better the outcome is. Acupuncture works on a cumulative basis especially in the beginning of a course of treatment. Often times I will see a patient once a week for 4-6 weeks, then once every two weeks, and eventually once a month for maintenance appointments which I like to call “tune ups."
  • What should I wear?
    Clothes that are comfortable and can roll easily up to your knee without restriction. An average treatment focuses on your lower legs, lower arms, belly, or back. I have plenty of sheets and can accommodate with whatever you need the day of treatment so no need to stress or plan ahead, especially if you are coming from work.
  • How much are your services?
    Acupuncture initial visit: $108 Follow up Acupuncture: $90 Package of 4 Treatments: $320 (save $40, 3 month expiration) Birth Prep/Labor Induction package of 3 sessions: $195 Placenta Encapsulation: $300 Initial Herbal Consultations: $125 (plus cost of herbs) Follow Up Herbal Consultations: $65 Prenatal Massage: $108 *I’m happy to work with individuals who may currently have some financial limitations. Please contact me directly to work out a payment plan or to go over sliding scale options.
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