Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. In the United States, people use TCM primarily as a complementary health approach. Acupuncture is presently considered an alternative or complementary form of medical treatment. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health states there have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, especially for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. However, researchers are only beginning to understand whether acupuncture can be helpful for various health conditions. Acupuncture is a safe, painless alternative for treating a wide range of conditions.
Initial visits generally last 60-90 minutes. During your first exam, the practitioner will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You will be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health. Diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture such as tongue and pulse diagnosis will be evaluated. Once the acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a diagnosis and a treatment plan that will explain your underlying imbalances, what types of treatment you will receive as well as frequency of treatment recommended.
While you do not need a referral from a physician in the state of New Jersey for acupuncture the importance of consulting with a licensed physician regarding your condition will be discussed during the consent for treatment.
FOR BEST TREATMENT RESULTS, PLEASE KEEP A FEW THINGS IN MIND
-Please show up on time
-Discuss any questions or concerns with your practitioner
-Please eat before your visit, preferably a light meal
-Wear loose, comfortable clothes
-Refrain from overexertion or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT PAYMENT
Acupuncture treatment cost is $100.00 for the initial consultation which includes treatment. Follow-up sessions are $75.00 per session. For patients in Bergen County requesting a home visit, a travel fee will be discussed prior to scheduling the appointment. Payment is required at the time of service. Our office is set up for direct pay of cash, checks and Pay Pal. To pay for treatment using Pay Pal, please click the button below:
If you have an insurance plan that covers out-of-network acupuncture and related services performed by a licensed acupuncturist, then we would be happy to provide a “Super Bill” for you to receive reimbursement from your carrier after you have paid our fees.