HOW OFTEN SHOULD TREATMENTS BE SCHEDULED?
“How often” and “how many” depends on different variables: your constitution, the severity and duration of the symptom, and the quality and quantity of your Qi.
Although miracles are possible, chronic conditions usually require more frequent appointments in the beginning of a treatment series. Weekly treatments 4 to 8 times (or until symptoms subside) are ideally prescribed in order to receive the greatest benefit from acupuncture.
But life being what it is sometimes does not allow for prescribed frequency in which case, SOME acupuncture is better than none! After desired results are achieved, treatments are then scheduled less and less frequently sometimes to the point of just getting seasonal “tune-ups.”
HOW LONG DOES AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION LAST?
During the first appointment, a client’s history is discussed in order for the practitioner to identify patterns of illness, behavior, body systems, etc. so that an effective treatment plan may be developed. The time involved is an hour and a half to two hours and includes an acupuncture treatment. Follow-up appointments usually take 45-60 minutes.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR AN ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT?
Bring any questions you might have.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Needling the torso, back or upper limbs may require disrobing but appropriate covering is always practiced.
Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
Between visits, make note of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of symptoms.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Fees for acupuncture treatment vary from office to office. Please contact your chosen office for specific rates.
DOES INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?
It is best to consult with your insurance company for specific answers about coverage. If your insurance covers acupuncture, fees and guidelines vary from company to company. When receiving acupuncture from Tamme, PAYMENT FOR SERVICE IS REQUESTED AT THE TIME OF SERVICE. A receipt with insurance coding is provided for you to file and get reimbursed by your insurance company.
HOW ARE ACUPUNCTURISTS EDUCATED?
Today, acupuncturists undertake 3-4 years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must meet strict guidelines to practice in each state.