The World Health Organization has recognized that acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for more than 200 clinical conditions. Acupuncture is also used for preventative care and health maintenance.
Some of the conditions that Kathy has effectively treated are:
Gastrointestinal Disorders: indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
Urogenital Disorders: incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections
Gynecological Problems: Pre-menstrual syndrome, irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility, morning sickness in pregnancy, hot flashes associated with menopause
Muscle and Joint Pain: Arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, TMJ pain
Respiratory Problems: Asthma, allergies, sinusitis
Circulatory Disorders: muscle cramps, palpitations, cold extremities
Immune System Disorders: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia
Endocrine Disorders: Blood sugar regulation, appetite control
Neurological Disorders: Paralysis, numbness, tingling, dizziness associated with stroke, multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia
Headache: Migraine, tension, sinus, cluster headaches
Emotional Problems: Stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, phobias, compulsive behavior, eating disorders, addictions
IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Acupuncture needles are very thin and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair. They are pre-packaged, sterile and used only once then disposed of in a hazardous waste container. Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of an injection since the pain from injections is due to the larger diameter and hollow needle and the medication being forced into the tissue by pressure. Nothing is injected into the body with acupuncture and in most instances, insertion of acupuncture needles is performed without any discomfort. You may experience a momentary heaviness, ache or "zing" in the area of insertion. Most people find treatments relaxing and often fall asleep during treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED TO FEEL BETTER?
Most people experience some improvement within their first four treatments. A few patients experience immediate changes with the first treatment. The duration of a course of therapy varies greatly depending upon the individual person and the condition for which they seek treatment. In general, the longer a person has had a condition, the longer it takes to notice results. However, every person responds uniquely. On the average, people feel significant results after 4 to 6 treatments when each treatment is spaced no further than one week apart. As the desired results are obtained, treatments are spaced further apart until the body is maintaining the improvements without intervention.
IS ACUPUNCTURE COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Call your insurance company and ask them if acupuncture is covered by your particular plan. More insurance companies are recognizing the efficacy of acupuncture and your plan may cover acupuncture treatment. While Kathy does not accept insurance payments directly, she will provide a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement to you. Full payment is expected at the time of service.
WHAT ABOUT MY PHYSICIAN?
Continue to see your physician and take prescribed medications as instructed by your doctor. You do not need a referral from your doctor to seek acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture will augment any medical treatment you are receiving.
HOW MUCH DOES ACUPUNCTURE COST?
Your first appointment will last between 1 1/2 to 2 hours and costs $110.00. It includes a comprehensive review of your medical and personal health history, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Subsequent appointments last 1 hour and are $75.00. Kathy offers special treatment packages for smoking cessation. She will be glad to discuss them with you. Payment can be made by either cash, personal check or credit card at the time of service.