Questions

WHAT IS CHINESE MEDICINE?

Traditional Chinese Medicine originated over 2,500 years ago and encompasses many therapeutic practices including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na, Ba Guan (cupping), Gua Sha, Moxibustion, nutrition and qi gong. Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient
medical system that embodies a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body. It works by rebalancing the entire body, thereby treating the whole person, not just the symptoms they manifest.

DOES IT HURT?

Acupuncture needles are so tiny that you hardly feel them go in. Depending on the technique being used in your treatment, you may feel one or more of the following: nothing at all, achy sensation, heaviness, energetic movement or muscle twitching.
Afterwards, you will most likely have an immediate feeling of relaxation and calmness. Most patients fall into a deep rest or fall asleep.

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

I am in the process of getting in network with most insurances in California.  Please let me know what insurance you have so I can help you.

If I am not associated with your insurance company, I will provide you with a superbill – a receipt containing the appropriate codes that your insurance company would need if your policy entitles you to reimbursement.   Our receipt may also be submitted for reimbursement from flex plans or health savings accounts in many cases.

If you have insurance benefits, plan ahead and know that while your insurance should cover some of your care, in many cases patients will incur some out-of-pocket expense.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Each patient is different. The number of treatments needed depends on a variety of factors, such as, your lifestyle, medical history and the severity of your condition. Most patients need a minimum of three treatments; however some patients receive satisfactory results after one treatment.

SHOULD I EAT BEFORE MY TREATMENT?

Eat something light within two hours before your treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY TREATMENT?

It is best to wear or bring loose, comfortable clothing. A tank top and loose pants are perfect.

HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?

All appointments are 1 hour long.  Please come to appointment with intake forms already filled out.

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?

There is a $50 fee if you cancel your appointment within 12 hours.

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