MORE QUESTIONS?

What does it cost?  Our sliding scale.

  Please pay us whatever you feel comfortable with on our scale of $15 to $35, keeping in mind that you may need a series of treatments.  There is a one time new patient additional fee of $10.  We accept all forms of payment; checks, cash and credit card.

How many treatments will I need?
  Acupuncture is a process.  Every now and then, acupuncture will act like a “miracle cure”, and a person will have all of their symptoms disappear after only one treatment – but that is a rare event.  Acupuncture works by stimulating the body's own self-healing mechanisms; it is gentle and safe and usually gradual.  Almost everybody who gets acupuncture will need a series of treatments to get good results, which is one big reason why we have our sliding scale.  If you don't come in often enough or long enough, acupuncture probably won't work well for you.  

  Your acupuncturist will suggest a treatment plan to you, meaning, how many treatments we think you will need to get good results; please let us know if you have any questions about  your treatment plan, and please stick with it to the best of your ability.

What can acupuncture treat?
  Acupuncture can treat just about anything! When the body is out of balance it manifests as discomfort, illness or disease.  When the body is in balance, it is free from these.  Acupuncture works on restoring the equilibrium in the balance.  Every person will respond differently to treatment and all treatment plans will be determined on a case-by-case basis. A good rule of thumb is 1 month of regular treatment for each year you’ve had the imbalance. 

  Sometimes treatments will resolve conditions very quickly, while at other times, treatments require some adjusting and experimenting to get effective results. In still other cases, acupuncture can manage the symptoms of chronic illness that may not completely abate, but are brought within the level of tolerance. We may also give treatments that help resolve the unpleasant side effects of Western medical treatments. Our sliding scale is there to help your treatment plan stay affordable. 

  Acupuncture is used to treat both very specific and very general conditions, and has been practiced and studied for so long that there is now an incredible variety in the ways of doing it.     The best way for you to find out how it can help you is to give it a try!     The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized acupuncture as a viable healing modality for over 40 conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Allergies 
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Colds & Flu
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Immunity
  • Menopause
  • Pain: Acute & Chronic
  • Sciatica
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Women's Health

Does it hurt to get an acupuncture treatment?
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Important Medical Details
 Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is its complete system of medicine.  The combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage, nutrition and physical exercise are the blend that allows for healing.  We do not replace your western practitioner, especially in cases that are serious.  We look forward to working in conjunction with a team of practitioners to help fully address your health.  Please do not hesitate to have your other practitioners contact us so that we might figure out the best way to approach you achieving optimal health.

How can I support community acupuncture?
 Community acupuncture aspires to bring affordable and effective healthcare to our under served population; the uninsured, the under insured, and under employed to name a few.  One of our greatest resources are our patients!  Spread the word!  If you’d like to know more, please visit People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture.


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