Frequently Asked Questions

|What conditions can TCM treat?

TCM is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of health conditions. The most common ailments Acupuncture treats are pain related conditions. However, TCM is also effective in the treatment of:

  • Eye, ear, nose and throat disorders
  • Respiratory disorders such as asthma and allergies
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Immune disorders
  • Musculoskeletal and neurological disorders
  • Gynecological/urogenital disorders
  • Emotional/Psychological disorders
  • Treatment and support for chronic illness and pain

If you have questions regarding the use and efficacy of TCM for you, please feel free to give us a call.

|What can I expect during my first visit?

During your initial visit, your practitioner will take a complete health history and discuss your current health concerns. Your pulse and tongue will be examined to provide additional information regarding your health.  You will then receive your acupuncture treatment and/or other TCM therapies as needed. Your visit will last anywhere from 60-90 minutes.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may also want to have a snack before and after your appointment.

|How many treatments will I need?

This clearly depends on the nature of your health condition. Treatments are generally administered once or twice a week until conditions improve. Once your health goals are met, it is generally recommended that a maintenance program of 4-6 times per year be continued to promote health, energy, and vitality.

|Does Acupuncture hurt?

Most patients find the treatment relaxing and uplifting and many even fall asleep. While many people feel nothing, others may experience a mild needle-prick sensation, a vague numbness, tingling, heaviness, or a slight dull ache which will generally disappear rapidly. Be sure to speak up and let the practitioner know how you are feeling.

|How much does a TCM session cost?

Initial appointment: $145 (Starting April 2nd)
Follow-up appointments: $95 (Starting April 2nd)
Herbs: Costs may vary
Additional therapies: prices vary according to therapy used

|Will my insurance cover the cost of Acupuncture?

The majority of insurers do not cover Acupuncture. We do not directly bill insurance companies. We will, however, provide you with a receipt with the required medical coding so that you may submit it to your insurer for reimbursement, which some companies offer. You may also be able to use a health savings account, but you should check with your insurer with questions about your plan’s coverage.