Frequently Asked Questions
Your Questions Answered
Are walk-ins welcome?
We try our best to accommodate every patient in need. Same day appointments are usually available, but appointments are highly recommended.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
The answer to this questions varies on each person's pain tolerance and threshold. What is Painful to one person may not be to another.
But here are some facts that can give you a better perspective on what to expect:
Needles are thin enough that you can hold one between 2 fingers and it will easily bend.
Needles are not jabbed into you forcefully, they are lightly finger tapped in.
Needle retention can be adjusted depending on your tolerance.
We will NEVER force a treatment on you that you are not comfortable with and this includes Acupuncture itself.
What types of health insurance do you accept?
We accept the following (PPO/HMO) Health Insurances:
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
American Specialty Health (ASH)
Some Covered California Health Plans
If you don't see your insurance here or if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us and we can Verify your Benefits and Eligibility.
What services does my Health Insurance Cover?
Most, if not all, Health Insurances will only cover Acupuncture itself (Needling).
Depending on the Specifics of your coverage, treatment times can vary from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
You can contact our office and we will gladly verify your Benefits and Eligibility.
*If you are interested in additional treatments not covered by your health insurance plan, please scroll below and find out what other services we offer.
How many treatments are typically needed?
Every course of treatment varies from Patient to Patient and depends on the severity of their health issues. There is no "Magic Number" in which we can profess to have cleared you of your issues. Time, Patience and Consistency plays a huge factor in every individuals path to wellness.
Just an Example:
One visit to the gym will not get you into Peak Physical Health.
Neither will one visit to the Acupuncturist, but its a great first step in the your Wellness Journey.
What Health Issues can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture can help with MANY Health Issues. Here are just a few:
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Headaches & Migraines
Facial Therapy for Post Stroke and Bell's Palsy patients
Gynecological Disorders: (Infertility, Fibroids, PCOS)
Andropause (Men's Health)
Menopause (Women's Health)
Pre, Current & Post Cancer Support
Gastro-Intestinal Issues: (IBS, GERD, Constipation, Diarrhea)
Skin Disorders: (Eczema, Psoriasis, Shingles)
Respiratory Issues: (Asthma, Allergies)
Mental Disorders: (Anxiety, Depression, PTSD)
And Much, MUCH more....
What other treatments besides Acupuncture do you offer?
In addition to Acupuncture, we also offer the following treatments such as the ones listed below, but not limited to:
Soft Tissue Release Therapy
Gua Shaw Therapy
Hands On Therapy Techniques
Hot Stone Therapy
Extended Acupuncture Treatment
All of these treatments are ONLY offered in conjunction with an on-going acupuncture treatment. They are not offered as Stand Alone Services and carry additional service fees.