Q: Does Insurance cover Acupuncture?
A: Yes. Many insurance plans do provide insurance coverage for acupuncture. Simply download this form and call your carrier and inquire about coverage. As our patient, we will be giving you a worksheet with questions to help you In attaining that information. If you have insurance that provides acupuncture benefits, we will gladly submit your claims for you as a courtesy.
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- You are responsible for your deductible, co-payment and co-insurance amounts at the time of service. If your insurance denies payment of a claim or does not remit payment on a properly submitted claim within 60 days, you will be responsible for payment of services.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others take months to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. In most cases, plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.
Q: Do the needles hurt?
A: The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel and slight pinch as the needle is inserted, but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just slightly larger than a human hair. The insertion depths vary according to location on the body, ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”.
Q: What should I expect during treatment?
A: Where the acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. All these reactions are good, and a sign that the treatment is working. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well being.
Q: What type of schooling do acupuncturists get?
A: In the state of California, acupuncturists are required to complete graduate level training at both state and national level certified schools. All are required to pass the California State Board exam, which is one of the most rigorous in the country, and the scope includes both Acupuncture and Herbal medical specialization.
Q: What conditions can acupuncture help with?
A: Yes. Acupuncture is recognized by both the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Here is a link to more information : https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture