What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to change your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice to avoid incurring a charge. This time allows us to fill your space.
Does acupuncture hurt?
I’ve developed ways to place needles that allow maximum effect with minimum discomfort. We want you to feel sensations such as warmth, heaviness, gentle tingling and/or fullness around the point.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes, it is extremely safe. We use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.
How many treatments will I need?
The length and frequency of treatments vary from person to person and depends on the complexity of your illness, whether it’s a chronic or recent condition and your general health. Conditions which are more severe and have existed in the body for a longer period of time are more entrenched patterns which typically take longer to resolve although each situation is different. We usually start with treatments 1-2 times a week for a few weeks and as we see results extend the amount of time between treatments. After completing a course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results.
How long is the treatment?
The first visit takes about an hour and a half or sometimes more so we can have plenty of time to look at your constitution through the lens of Chinese medicine. Normally subsequent sessions will last somewhere between 45 minutes and an hour.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
We accept any insurance that will cover our acupuncture services. Currently we are contracted only with True Health New Mexico/Health Connections and would be out of network with all other insurances (although this is subject to change). It can be helpful to give your insurance a call to see if they cover acupuncture and if they require that the doctor be a contracted provider. It can also be helpful to ask if acupuncture is subject to the deductible and if the annual deductible has been met.
Can you make a superbill for my insurance company?
Yes, we can provide superbills which are medical receipts a patient would submit to their insurance company to receive reimbursement directly from their insurance.