FAQ

Does Acupuncture work? 

Yes. Acupuncture has been found to treat a wide variety of conditions and has helped millions of people regain and maintain their health.

Does Acupuncture hurt?  

For the majority of people, acupuncture is a pain-free  process, though some people feel the needles as they go in, and some people feel nothing. Acupuncture needles are solid, not hollow like hypodermic needles, and are hair thin, very flexible, and do not draw blood. Most people find acupuncture to be relaxing and rejuvenating.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is a field that requires extensive training and licensure. My training in acupuncture includes a 4 year master’s degree program, plus 3 NCCAOM board exams to become lincensed.
Only needles that are pre-sterilized, prepackaged, and disposable are utilized. Each needle is used once and then deposited in a biohazard container, which ensures safe disposal.

How many treatments will I need to achieve results?

This will depend on each person’s unique set of conditions and state of vitality. Generally speaking, more acute conditions will take 4-6 treatments to restore balance and resolve symptoms. Chronic conditions  take longer, estimated at 10-12 treatments. Speed of healing can also depend on lifestyle changes made by the patient. Acute issues are better resolved through treatment 2-3 times per week and chronic issues are addressed with treatment once per week. Most people opt to receive acupuncture once per month after resolution of issues for maintence and prevention. I will work with your budget and schedule to find a treament plan that work for you.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, some insurance is accepted. Our staff is happy to verify your benefits prior to your first appointment so you know what your out of cost responsibility is.

 

What is your fee schedule?

First Office Visit: $95 (90 minutes)

Follow-up Visits: $75 (75 minutes) or $95 (90 minutes)

Pediatrics First Office Visit: $75 (75 minutes)

Pediatrics Follow-up Visits: $40 (30 minutes)

Mentorship Session: $75 (75 minutes)

 

Do you have a sliding-scale rate?

Yes. At this time, I reserve 2 spots per month for the sliding scale rate.

All sessions are $25 and up sliding scale.

What do you specialize in?

At Heart of the Forest Acupuncture, I maintain a focus in acute and chronic pain conditions, women’s health, pediatrics, immunity, emotional health and stress reduction, digestive health, oncology support. However, acupuncture treats a variety of conditions. Please call the clinic to see if your condition has been treated successfully.