Treatments: For rates, see below

Many Insurance policies cover acupuncture.  Call the number on your insurance card to find out!

Acupuncture: 

 

Needle & Herb Acupuncture offers traditional Chinese Acupuncture.  A typical treatment lasts about 1 hour.  Understood traditionally, acupuncture works by circulating qi throughout the vessels of the body. From a biomedical perspective, acupuncture improves microcirculation, regulates the body’s respiration, temperature, blood pressure, hormonal secretion and immune response. Acupuncture also stimulates the central nervous system and affects the release of basic body chemicals, called neurotransmitters, throughout the body.

 

Acupuncture is a system of medicine used to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions and to alleviate pain. It focuses on strengthening the physical condition and harmonizing the body systems to promote longevity and healing.  

 

Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West, and is recognized as an effective therapy by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization. 

Herbal Medicine

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine has a tradition dating back thousands of years, when its ability to treat complex diseases was well ahead of its time.  We use dried herbs, barks, roots and other substances as well as patent medicines dried granules and pills. Christine DeLozier completed Masters degree programs in both Acupuncture and in Traditional Chinese Herbal medicine.

What to Expect

At your first visit, Christine DeLozier, L.Ac. will do both a consultation and treatment.  Your treatment plan will be designed based on your diagnosis and symptoms. No two people are the same, and your treatment will be tailored to you as a unique individual. 

 

Treatment lasts about one hour, though the first visit may take up to 90 minutes. Any discomfort with acupuncture lasts only a few seconds, though many patients find it to be painless. You can expect a dull, heavy sensation at the needle site. All needles are sterile, single-use and disposable.

 

 

Treatment Modalities:

 

  • Acupuncture:  Fine needles are inserted into the skin at points along the meridians of the body in order to move qi.  

 

  • Herbal Medicine: The Chinese Materia Medica consists of hundreds of herbs used for different ailments ranging from fatigue to chest congestion to pain, among many other things. You may wish to discuss with your practitioner taking herbs as part of your treatment plan.  Christine DeLozier, L.Ac. has Master's level study in traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. 

 

  • Tui Na: Chinese Medical Massage may be used as an adjunctive therapy in musculoskeletal conditions.  This procedure lasts about 5 minutes and follows acupuncture.

 

  • Cupping: A flame is inserted into small glass cups , creating suction, and then the cups are placed on the skin.  The cups may be stationary or glided along the skin, particularly on the back.

 

  • Gua Sha: Gua Sha is a technique to manually work out muscular tension using a ceramic tool and lubricant over the skin surface, particularly on the back.

 

  • Eastern Dietary Therapy: Your practitioner may discuss dietary recommendations based on the tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially with patients being seen for weight loss.

 

Rates: 

Acupuncture​

  • Regular Visits: 

    • Initial Visit: $100 (60-75 Minutes)

    • Follow-up visits: $75 (about one hour)

Herbal Medicine​

  • Initial consultation: $75

  • Follow-up consultations to make modifications to herbal formula: $40.

Does Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

Many Insurance plans cover acupuncture, typically at 50% for 10 treatments per calender year.  Call your insurance company to find out if your plan covers acupuncture.  Christine is a network provider for Excellus, MVP and Cigna. 

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