Professionalism

As a California Board licensed Acupuncturist, the primary area of attention is your healing.  We find that by offering patient-centered acupuncture treatment and care we are able to build strong lasting relationships with our patients.  We often have patients that continue coming to the center even after their symptoms resolve, because they understand that wellness comes from maintaining health, not just addressing illness when you are sick.

Our Services & Acceptance of Insurance

Our practice firmly believes that there is no pre-determined course of acupuncture treatment and that each person is fundamentally different from the next.  Our acupuncturist focuses on the treatment that you actually need, and not the profits to be gained.  

 

With regards to insurance, we accept some health plans as an in-network provider.  Keep in mind that coverage may vary and is not a guarantee of payment.  You may be responsible for a portion or all of the billed charges.  Note, some insurance carriers will require a referral from a treating physician. If you plan to use health insurance, please submit your insurance information at least 3 days before your appointment for verification. We also encourage you to check your benefits so you are familiar with them. 

Now booking for in-person acupuncture appointments. 

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IN-OFFICE VISITS

Initial Acupuncture Visit:  Includes consultation, evaluation, and treatment.  (90 minutes).

 

Subsequent Acupuncture Visit(s):  Price varies based on treatment required.  (45-60 minutes).

 

Additional Therapies*:  The following treatment modalities can be incorporated as needed into your acupuncture session or used as a standalone treatment. 

  • Moxibustion - An aspect of Oriental Medicine that involves warming regions and acupuncture points using a specialized form of the herb Ai Ye (mugwort).  The intention of this treatment is stimulating circulation through the acupuncture points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi ("chi"). 

  • Tui-Na - A hands-on-body treatment that is one of the modalities of Chinese medicine.  The origins of tui na can be traced to Eastern martial arts schools where it was used to treat and manage injuries from training. 

  • Essential Oils - We offer a line of essential oils and utilize the oils and aromatherapy during our acupuncture treatments.

  • Cupping - A method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin. This therapy is used to relieve what is called "stagnation." 

  • Gua Sha - A traditional Oriental bodywork technique used in many parts of Asia as a home remedy.  Most often used for, but not limited to, muscle soreness and tension, it can be applied to many parts of the body.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment*:  90 minutes - includes acupuncture, cosmetic cupping, and/or facial gua sha.  (Temporarily Unavailable)

Cupping Treatment*: 30 minutes - Available as a standalone treatment to address muscle tension and pain or relief from coughing following an illness.  

*Please note that these services are not covered by insurance.  Depending on your plan, some of these may be an out-of-pocket expense.  

 

 

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VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS

Initial Telehealth Visit: Virtual appointment that includes a consultation, evaluation, and a personalized home treatment plan using a combination of one or more therapies such as acupressure, gua sha, AcuPatching™, herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, and other Chinese Medicine modalities.   (75-90 min)

 

Follow-up Telehealth Visit:  Virtual follow-up appointment. Includes evaluation, review, and update of the personalized home treatment plan if applicable.    (30-60 min)  

 

Some health plans are covering telemedicine/telehealth visits. 

To verify your coverage, please email us your insurance information,

or contact your health plan directly.