Frequently Asked Questions
What will my first visit be like?
An initial visit takes about 90 minutes and includes a consultation and treatment. We'll talk about the reason you are seeking our services and then do a comprehensive evaluation. Since we are treating the whole person and not just the symptom, we take all aspects of your health history and wellbeing into consideration.
After the initial interview, I will establish a diagnosis based on the principles of Chinese Medicine. Then acupuncture points are selected and you will receive a treatment while laying comfortably on a massage table. Patients who have prior experience with acupuncture often fall asleep or enter a state of relaxation.
Sessions typically incorporate other therapies as needed. This includes Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Electroacupuncture, Essential Oils, Auriculotherapy, and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na).
Follow-up treatments last around 1 hour. Facial Rejuvenation treatments generally run 90 minutes.
How do I prepare for a first visit?
Kindly arrive at 15 minutes prior to your appointment, to allow time for completing initial paperwork. It is a good idea to bring copies of previous tests, lab results, and medications or supplements you are currently taking.
It is important that you do not come for treatment on an empty stomach. Ideally, eat 1 to 2 hours before arrival.
What are your rates?
Rates are affordable so that you can receive the treatments you need. We also accept insurance. Please contact us for details.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. We are an out-of-network provider, which means that we accept insurance from all providers. Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurers that typically provide acupuncture coverage. Coverage varies from policy to policy. Please complete this form and we will contact your insurance provider to verify your benefits. All payment is due at the time of visit until coverage is verified.
Do you provide services on location?
Yes. While we maintain regular office hours in Manhattan, we can also travel to your home or office for treatments. Please contact us for details.