2. Ideally, wear comfortable and loose clothing. If needed, a gown will be provided for you.
3. Avoid drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages immediately prior to your acupuncture treatment.
4. Have a snack or light meal within a few hours prior to an acupuncture treatment. You will be more comfortable if you are not overly full or overly hungry.
What should I do while receiving acupuncture?
Simply relax! Acupuncture sessions offer a time to rest, open up to your body’s own natural processes in healing, and restore balance.
How much time should I plan for my appointment?
Plan for a longer consultation time at your first visit. Typically you will want to set aside 90 minutes for your first appointment and about an hour to 75 minutes for follow-up appointments. Needles usually remain in place from 10 to 40 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Frequency and amount of treatments depends on each individual’s condition and constitution. Pain and discomfort can often be alleviated rapidly with acupuncture and herbs. Acute problems tend to respond quickly. Chronic illnesses or injuries may require treatment for several weeks or longer. As with any form of health care, lifestyle, nutrition, attitude, and commitment will affect the course and outcome of the treatment process as well.
Does Insurance cover acupuncture?
Many insurance companies now provide coverage for part or all of the cost of acupuncture treatments. Coverage depends on the insurance company and policy. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to find out what kind of coverage you have and if there are any limitations. Please remember, when it comes to insurance companies, the contract of payment is between you and the insurance company. If your insurance company does not render payment, you will be responsible for payment of amount owed for services rendered.