What is acupuncture good for?
Acupuncture can be used for almost any symptom. Typically it is used for acute or chronic pain of any kind. It can also be used for female health problems, fertility, as an adjunct to IVF, respiratory problems, digestive problems, headaches, etc.
Does my insurance cover acupuncture?
Many insurance plans in Northern Nevada now cover acupuncture. I am in network with most main insurance companies (please see insurance page). It is always a good idea to verify if you actually have acupuncture benefits before you schedule. Often you are allowed a certain number of visits (12-24 is common) or a maximum dollar amount($1000-$1500 is common) per year.
How much does a session cost?
Initial visit $65
Follow up visit $65
Ear Acupuncture $20
How long is a session?
Initial visit 90 minutes
Follow up visit 60 minutes
Ear acupuncture 30 minutes
What payment methods are accepted?
Cash, checks and credit cards (with the Square card reader).
What are your hours?
What is your training and what does O.M.D. stand for?
I have a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (4 yrs) which includes studies in acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage and Western diagnostics. O.M.D. stands for Oriental Medical Doctor and is the title given by the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine. My license number with Nevada is #1045. I am also licensed to practice in California and Nationally with NCCAOM.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Typically acupuncture does not hurt. The needles are about the size of a cat whisker and 10 of them fit inside a hypodermic needle. Most people find the treatment relaxing once the needles are in. If you do not like the regular size needle that I normally use I have smaller ones that can be used instead.
What type of acupuncture do you use?
I currently use Traditional Chinese acupuncture theory and point combinations. I am always taking classes however, and will adjust accordingly if I think someone needs a different style. I also use a lot of trigger point therapy which is similar to what physical therapists call “dry needling”. Normally I combine acupuncture with another modality such as massage, cupping, gua sha or herbal medicine.