All sessions are an hour in length. We are in network with many insurance companies including Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Cigna, Regence, Humana and many others. Superbills can be issued for reimbursement if we are out of network with your carrier. I am out of network with Premera but have all the paperwork you need for reimbursement if your plan approves that.
Frequency of Treatments
The frequency of treatments is entirely dependent on the condition and the overall health of the individual we are treating. Most acute conditions require a shorter number of visits spaced closely together (ie. every day or every other day for 2-4 visits). Chronic conditions usually require a longer course of treatments, 12-16 visits, scheduled at 2x per week (in rare cases 3-4x week if the severity of symptoms demands it.)
Acupuncture is a process. It is very rare for any acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem with one treatment. In China, a typical treatment protocol for a chronic condition could be acupuncture every other day for three months! Most of our patients don’t need that much acupuncture but virtually every patient requires a course of treatments, rather than a single treatment, in order to benefit from acupuncture.
Our patients are such effective marketers because they have a first-hand experience of how well acupuncture works. All of our satisfied patients basically made a commitment to a course of treatments.
It is best if you can schedule out your course of treatments at your earliest convenience. Due to the rising demand of our services, appointments (especially at the time that suits you best) can be difficult to come by.