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BASICS

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CHINESE MEDICINE? 

Treatment can help whether you are suffering from an acute or chronic condition. Many people find me after exhausting other medical options. They come with digestive disturbance, insomnia, anxiety and depression, traumatic injury, chronic pain, migraines, eczema, fatigue, respiratory infections, menstrual pain, hormone imbalance, infertility, auto-immune conditions…this list could get very long. All symptoms are indications that your body is working to heal itself. Chinese medicine supports this process.  

CAN I USE MY INSURANCE?
I am a preferred provider for the following insurance companies:

  • Providence
    

  • Regence BCBS
   

  • PacificSource
    

  • Aetna
    

  • MODA    

  • United Healthcare

  • All motor vehicle accident insurance

Please be aware that even if you do have acupuncture benefits, your particular condition may not be covered. Some insurance companies, like Aetna, have limited coverage for acupuncture. My insurance billing service will confirm the details of your coverage but unfortunately there is no guarantee of accuracy in the information provided by the insurance companies. If your insurance company denies coverage for treatment, you are responsible for paying any outstanding balance. If you experience financial hardship, please contact me to discuss needs-based discounts.

NEW PATIENT INTAKE FORMS

All forms are available within the patient portal. You will receive an invitation to complete forms upon scheduling

SCHEDULING QUESTIONS?

You may schedule online by clicking the button at the top of each page on this website. Free consultations are available to those seeking care for the first time. The online schedule does not allow for early or late day appointments, but these may be available. Please call and let us know if you require help finding a time that works with your busy schedule.  

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT? If you would like to cancel or reschedule an appointment more than 24 hours in advance, you may do that online or by texting/calling. If, at the last minute, you can’t make it to your appointment, please call right away. We understand that unexpected situations arise and there may be someone waiting for an opening. If you are ill, you may transfer your appointment to telemedicine. Chinese herbs reduce symptoms, severity, and duration of infection. Last minute cancellations are subject to a $50 fee and "no shows" will be charged the full price.


WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW PRIOR TO MY FIRST VISIT?

  • Comfortable clothes are a bonus, but there is no need to wear special attire.  

  • Please arrive well nourished and hydrated. 

  • If you're receiving acupuncture for the first time, you may have some concerns about the needles. I always use sterile, single use needles. The needles are so tiny that sometimes they're hardly felt. Most often, there is a brief pricking sensation that fades as quickly as it appeared. I encourage open communication during treatments to ensure that you feel entirely comfortable.
     

 

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This monkey and his gang ambushed us at Mt Emei, Sichuan Province. He jumped on my friend's back and stole a banana out of her backpack. Hilarious and shocking!

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