What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 2000-year-old medical practice from China that utilizes thin sterile needles which are inserted under the skin at specific points to treat disease and restore health. In typical treatment between five to fifty needles may be used. There are many theories, both Western and Eastern, of how acupuncture works. Throughout all of the studies, it has been proven that acupuncture increases the level of endorphins-the body's natural painkiller-in the cerebrospinal fluid. Immune and endocrine system activities are also increased. Chinese theory states that if Qi (your body's vital energy) becomes blocked or otherwise disordered, illness results. Acupuncture regulates and restores proper flow, resolving pain and disease conditions.
What conditions benefit from Acupuncture?
Many medical conditions benefit through treatment by acupuncture and the use of herbal medicine. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Common Cold
- Eating Disorders
- Overactive Bladder
Regular treatments aid in disease prevention, optimizing overall good health.
Oriental Medicine is also a regularly used to assist with behavioral issues including:
- Weight Loss
- Smoking Cessation
What to expect at your first visit?
Chinese medical theory is based on patterns of disharmony within the body. Treatment will vary depending on the particular pattern. To obtain a clear and complete picture of your health status, a careful review of your medical history and symptoms will be conducted. Also, an analysis of the tongue and pulses will yield the correct diagnosis and determine the appropriate therapy.
Initial Consult $102
Single Acupuncture session $139
Five session Acupuncture treatment $625
Ten session Acupuncture treatment $1050
Payment is expected at time of service.
Is treatment covered by my insurance?
At the present time, many insurance companies recognize payment for acupuncture or herbal medicine in the provision of health care. Individuals should check with their carrier to determine if these services are covered under their health plan.
When are appointments available?
Acupuncture treatment is available by appointment. Contact the Integrative Medicine office at 847.620.4530 for appointment availability or to answer any questions you may have.