Questions and Answers About Oriental Medicine
Question - How many sessions do you think I'll need?
Answer - Depending on how long you have the condition, how severe or serious it is will all be determining factors in the number of treatments needed. Some general estimates that I can share from experience are,
Sciatic nerve pain, if not running down the entire leg and has been there less than 5 months can often take 5 treatments.
Infertility without severe comlications usually can achieve success with 8-10 treatments 1 week apart, or through 2 cycles.
Acute injuries can sometimes take only 1-3 treatments.
Chronic conditions may take many months and utilize several modalities to arrive at a breakthrough.
Question - What does a session cost?
Answer - As of this date, a first 2 hour appointment is $70. Additional appointments are 1 hour and are $50. Raindrop Therapy is $60.
Question - Does Insurance cover Acupuncture?
Answer- Yes, some insurance plans do cover acupuncture, but it does depend on the plan option, deductibles and co-pays. Some plans give just discounts for services. Medicare, T-19 and Medicaid and state insurance is not covered at this time.
Question - How long do have to lay there with the needles in and how many needles do you use?
Answer- Once all of the needles are in place, the patient will lay with the needles for about 22 minutes/ 45 minutes for addictions.
As for the amount of needles used per session, the average of 10-25 are used each session.
Question? - If I am nervous about the treatment, can a friend or family member or the practitioner stay in the treatment room with me?
Answer - That is perfectly fine. If this makes you more relaxed, the treatment can be more effective!
Question - What can you do to help with infertility?
Answer - Acupuncture can help regulate menstrual periods, help strenghthen flow and help with ovulation. Herbs are often used along with the Acupuncture treatments. Usual protacol is 1 treatment per week for at least 2 full cycles, or 8 weeks. It may take 3 months of treatments. These treatments can greatly increase the effectiveness of IVF and Artificial Insemmination.