ACUEMMA

Keeping you Healthy Through the Seasons

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?

We do not directly bill insurance companies for you and payment is due at the time of service.   However, after your visit are happy to 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 shorts is perfect.

HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?

1 1.5 hours for the initial consultation and treatment.  1 hour for return patients.

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?

There is a $50 fee if you cancel your appointment within 24 hours.

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