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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of eight branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is an empirical medicine based on over 3000 years of collective experience. Acupuncture restores the balance of energy (qi) in the body via stimulation of points along pathways or meridians that promote healing and balance within the body, mind and spirit. These points are located near or on the surface of skin and have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to promote wellness. Inserting needles at these specific points stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain.

The hypothalamus-pituitary glands are responsible for releasing the body's natural pain-killing hormones (endorphins) by stimulating the autonomic nervous system. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a large role in the functioning of the hormonal system. Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include: increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief from muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system. According to Chinese Medical theory, illness arises when the flow of qi along the meridians become unbalanced or blocked. Most ailments can be treated using acupuncture.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?
Since health care policies vary, you should review your health insurance policy to determine if acupuncture treatments are covered. Although we do not work directly with insurance providers, we are always happy to provide the client with an invoice of treatments received to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. Flex Spending and Health Savings Accounts include Acupuncture within their coverage. We also offer a discount in conjunction with Quartz Health Insurance which includes 20% off an initial Acupuncture treatment, $5 off return Acupuncture sessions.  Just let us know if you need a receipt or invoice.

 

Fees for Services:

New Patient Acupuncture:  $95

Return Patient  Acupuncture:  $80

Herbal Consult- 30 minutes:  $50

5 Session Packages:  10% Discount

Package Sessions NEW: $375
Package Session RETURN: $360

QUARTZ members receive a 20% discount on the first acupuncture session and $5 off return sessions.