*Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are the primary types of treatment you receive at our clinic.
However, other treatment techniques such as cupping, moxa, and tui na massage may also be use in your treatment, depending on the situation.
Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely thin, sterilized, stainless steel needles into specific points on the body where there are special concentrations of qi (energy) and blood. These points are like switches or circuit breakers for regulating and balancing the flow of qi and blood in the body.
It is common to have some bruises on the places where the needles were placed. Sometimes some points hurt more or there can be a little bleeding after pulling out the needles.
Bruises or little bleeding occurs because the needles touch the capillaries under the muscles. But there is no need to worry because the pain on certain acupuncture points will be gone in few hours, and the bruises disappear within days.
We use Korean traditional 4 needle technique instead of Traditional Chinese techniques in most of the cases.
This technique does not require direct needling onto the places where the pain is present, but it needles on hands and feet region under the joints of arms and legs. These points are very sensitive, so it may hurt a little more than the Chinese way, but the effects are much more excellent. At the same time, it does not require putting needles on risky regions like abdomen or face, which also ensures the safety of the treatment.
A growing number of insurance companies will reimburse for Acupuncture treatments. Patients should contact their carrier to inquire directly, or we can verify your insurance coverage in advance to the first visit.
We are in-network acupuncture provider with BCBS, CIGNA, and UnitedHealthCare at this point.
We will be happy to provide a bill for patients to submit to their carriers for reimbursement if patients want to directly deal with an insurance company. Please note that full payment is due at time of the service and we cannot guarantee reimbursement in this case.
Herbal medicine has been helping people stay healthy for thousands of years. Herbs function much like the drugs we are familiar with today; in fact, many of today’s drugs are derived from herbs. Aspirin for example is made from Willow bark. Herbal medicine can treat acute illnesses, such as colds and flus; can tonify a system, like the cardiovascular system; and can help manage a chronic illness, giving you a better quality of life. Herbal medicine can be very effective in addressing both broad health goals and treating specific symptoms. Herbal medicine aims to correct imbalances, resolve patterns of dysfunction, and treat the underlying cause of your health concern. Herbal medicine is another treatment modality to be used in conjunction with diet and nutrition to complete your health plan and help your body restore itself to wholeness.