Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture does not have to hurt to be effective! We specialize in gentle techniques. We will communicate with you about your comfort level and check in on you often during treatment. If anything is uncomfortable, please let the acupuncturist know right away.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance; because of our sliding scale we are not allowed to bill insurance directly. We can provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance company if you wish.
How long is my appointment?
You may rest up to an hour during your visit. We recommend resting with the needles for at least 30 minutes; most people rest between 30-60 minutes. It’s common to become deeply relaxed and/or fall asleep during treatment; people describe feeling an alertness or waking up refreshed when the treatment is over. If there’s a time you need to leave, let your acupuncturist know and we’ll get you up on time.
How many treatments will I need?
Your acupuncturist will make a personalized recommendation for you after discussing your health history and treatment goals; every person is different but a good rule of thumb is 3-5 treatments for acute or mild conditions, 10-20 for chronic or severe, and general wellness or stress management may be 2-4 times per month.
Should I come in if I am sick?
If you have a contagious illness, you should stay home and rest until you feel better. If you have fever, chills, severe coughing, or have had diarrhea and/or vomiting within 24 hours, please stay home to avoid spreading illness. There’s no cancellation fee for missed appointments due to illness.
How much should I pay?
Our sliding scale is designed to make it possible for you to get as much acupuncture as you need to get better and stay better. Please pay what you can afford from $20-$40. The amount you pay doesn’t influence the care you receive.