How can we charge so little? An FAQ
How can you charge so little?
I moved towards community acupuncture when I realized that I couldn’t afford my own private treatments on a consistent basis. And I knew that the people I wanted to serve were in a similar or worse situation. I’d rather be busy while making services more affordable. When we fill up our comfy recliners with a steady stream of patients, we stay in business. By providing consistently accessible treatments, we can help the people in our communities get back to work faster, not have to quit their hobbies, and continue to contribute to their own communities..
Do you put needles in the back? In the abdomen?
We do not place needles in the back but can treat back pain through different connections. It’s not necessary to go directly into the problem area to change it. If you are comfortable exposing your abdomen briefly we can place needles in the abdomen and cover the area, but abdominal needling is not usually the first step.
Do you accept insurance?
No we do not. That’s part of why we work so hard to keep treatments affordable.
If I pay more can I get a private treatment or house call?
We leave providing private treatments and house calls to other acupuncturists. Here we are focused on community acupuncture treatment.
Do I need an appointment? Do you accept walk-ins?
In order to maintain proper spacing in the waiting area we currently do no accept walk-ins. Please make an appointment on-line or simply call in. We’re usually able to make some kind of arrangement for you to come in.
Do you reuse the needles?
All needles are single-use and sterile like a syringe. Used needles are considered as medical waste and so disposed of in sharps containers.
How many treatments will I need?
We should see some kind of results in 4-6 treatments indicating we are moving in the right direction, not that your condition will be gone in that time. For acute conditions we generally recommend at least 2 treatments a week, for chronic we generally recommend at least 1 treatment per week. How many treatments total will vary by person and condition.
Tue: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Thu: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm