Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic
It is not unusual to have many questions about acupuncture.
In fact, it is good to have questions. Your body is important and it is vital to know what effects treatment can have on your body
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods
such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light.
Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (Energy) and Xue (Blood)
through distinct meridians that cover the whole body. No pain if the Qi flow freely. if there is pain,
the Qi is blocked. Acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious Qi flow in the body.
Yes, there are. Acupuncture originated in China but has spread to all over the world. In different countries, different styles have developed
based on differing opinions. Patients should talk to their practitioners about their particular style and learn as much as possible prior to treatment.
Acupuncture is just one branch of traditional Chinese medicine. Some of the others include:
Herbal Medicine, Chinese Diet Therapy, Tui-Na massage, and Qi Gong.
Yes, under the care of a licensed professional, acupuncture is very safe
Usually needles are inserted between 0.5 to 1.5 inches into the body. This depends on the nature of the problem,
the location of the points, the patient's size, age, and constitution. It also widely varies depending on the style employed by the acupuncturist.
Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, just like human hair. While you may feel some heaviness, distension, tingling, or electric sensations
either around the needle or travelling up or down the affected meridian, this is perfectly normal. In fact, it is called DE QI, and is essential for good results.
This depends largely on what is being treated. Usually acute conditions respond much faster while
chronic ailments may require several weeks or longer for treatment.
Depending on the patient's condition and treatment plan, needles usually remain in the patient for 20-30 minutes.
The initial appointment is typically 1 hour and 30 minutes long, to create a treatment plan suitable for you.
Yes, the following suggestions will help you get the maximum benefits from your treatment:
Yes, absolutely. Acupuncture can be used as a preventive medicine. It can stimulate immune fuction, which helps increase
resistance to bacterial and viral infections. Acupuncture can also dramatically increase your overall vitality and energy.
It treats underlying causes, which results in a deeper kind of healing. It brings out profound changes in people's lives on
the emotional level as well.
Acupuncture treats a wide range of ailments and illnesses. To see a list, please click to expand:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Kidney related problems
Urinary Tract Infection
In-network insurance coverage: we can verify the acupuncture coverage for you and bill your insurance company directly. We are currently in network for LIFEWISE and Cigma.
Out-of-network insurance: you will be expected to pay at time of service, however we will give you a claim form to fill out and send to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Auto injury claims: treatment will be billed to the MedPay portion of your auto insurance policy. If your insurance carrier denies your claim due to exhausted benefits or any other reason, you will be held financially responsible for all charges incurred for services rendered on your behalf.
Not covered by insurance: payment at the time of services is required.
For acupuncture treatments, the initial appointment is $100. Follow up apointments are $80 each.
For herbal treatments, the initial apointment is $60, and follow up appointments $40. Herb fees range from $5-10 per day.
At TJ Acupuncture we want to let you pay in whatever way is most convenient for you.
We accept cash, credit and debit card, check, and bitcoin currently.
Please contact us if you would like a quote on your treatment.