Frequently Asked Questions
The first visit which includes a lengthy consultation and acupuncture treatment is $160. This visit will usually last from an hour and a half. The follow-up visits are $120 and usually last an hour. Much of this is time spent with the acupuncturist. The fee is paid at the time of visit and the patient is given a ‘superbill’ which is sent to the insurance company for possible reimbursement. I accept personal checks, cash and credit cards. Insurance plans vary so you are encouraged to call your insurance carrier. Of course remember, the possibility of being symptom free and having a higher quality of life is priceless.
Yes. From a Chinese perspective, the Kidney system is responsible for growth, reproduction and aging. Therefore the changes that occur during menopausal are generally due to a decline of Kidney-Essence energy. Herbal treatment is effective at nourishing the Essence. An acupuncturist will identify a specific pattern of imbalance and prescribe herbs on an individual basis.
Often patients ask me how acupuncture works. I feel comfortable explaining this using traditional Chinese medicine concepts such as “qi” and meridians but not fully articulate when it comes to the Western science explanation.