What can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive health care system, capable of treating numerous conditions, including: Acne, Addiction, AIDS, Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Anemia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Bell’s Palsy, Bronchitis, Candida, Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Fatigue, Common Cold, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Eczema, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Fibromyalgia, Flu, Frozen Shoulder, GERD, Glaucoma, Headaches, Heartburn, Hemorrhoids, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, IBS, Impotence, Incontinence, Indigestion, Infertility, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Menstrual Cramps, Migraines, Muscle Strain, Nausea, Neck Pain, Numbness, Osteoporosis, Pain, Palpitations, PMS, Preventive Medicine, Psoriasis, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Stress Relief, Stroke, Tendonitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Infection.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes. The acupuncture needle is a very fine, sterile, disposable, FDA approved medical device. A licensed acupuncturist has undergone years of training in its safe implementation.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture is practically painless. The needles used are very fine; so many patients don’t even feel their insertion. Some patients feel a sensation similar to a pinch, but this subsides shortly thereafter. A sensation of heaviness, dull aching, tingling or warmth may be felt after the needle insertion. This is the sensation of Qi and is normal and desirable for a beneficial treatment. Almost all patients feel very relaxed during and after the treatment.
How often and for how long will I need treatment?
The length of the treatment course depends on the nature, severity and duration of the condition. Generally, patients are treated once or twice a week until the symptoms and root of the problem have been resolved. Most acute problems can be fixed quickly, while chronic conditions often require more time and effort. Seeking treatment early greatly reduces the length of healing time.
How long does an appointment last?
The first appointment lasts approximately up to 2 hours. During this time I will perform a thorough evaluation. TCM is a holistic medical system so we will address all relevant aspects of your health in order to achieve optimal results. Subsequent appointments last approximately one hour.
How much does it cost?
The initial visit costs $155 and lasts up to 2 hours. Follow-up visits cost $95 and last approximately one hour. These costs encompass Acupuncture as well as other appropriate modalities, such as herbal and supplement recommendations, dietary suggestions, lifestyle recommendations, and stretching prescriptions. Cupping is also available for an additional $10. If you have insurance, I can check your benefits and advise as to the expected cost after insurance benefits. I will bill claims to your insurance on your behalf.
Does my insurance cover Acupuncture?
Many health insurance plans do cover Acupuncture. Benefits vary considerably according to the carrier and plan. I would be happy to verify the details of your coverage with your insurance company. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, Acupuncture treatments may be covered.
My condition is already being treated by my doctor. Can I combine treatments?
Yes. In fact, TCM is a valuable adjunct to conventional medicine because it can help alleviate the side effects of surgery and medications, as well as aid certain ‘untreatable’ conditions.
Do I have to be sick to benefit from Acupuncture?
No. An increasing percentage of the population is interested in health care that focuses on creating optimum health and vitality as opposed to just the absence of disease. Many patients who are not ‘sick’ undergo regular Acupuncture treatments in order to promote health and prevent illness. Consistent ‘tune-ups’ provide stress-relief, decrease muscle tension, strengthen the immune system, and balance the body’s energy. All of these benefits promote health in order to prevent disease, which is the true intention of TCM.
Do you offer Nutritional Counseling?
Yes. I believe that food is our first medicine. It is also a very common undetected culprit of illness. If appropriate, we will address your diet and how it might be modified to promote your health and longevity.
Are there needle-free treatment options?
Yes. Don’t let a fear of needles keep you from benefiting from this powerful medicine. Acupressure, Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Tui Na, Far Infrared Therapy, and Nutritional Counseling are all valuable treatments that can be administered independent of Acupuncture. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and desires.
What is Cupping?
Cupping refers to the use of vacuum suction in special glass cups that are placed on the body, usually on the back. This suction relieves muscle tension, pain, congestion, and improves blood circulation. Most patients love how they feel during and after cupping. Cupping causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin so temporary marks are to be expected. These marks are normal and will disappear within a few days.
What is Far Infrared Therapy?
A Far Infrared TDP Heating Lamp is a special device used to augment treatments at Health & Harmony. This lamp features a curing plate that is coated with a proprietary mineral formation consisting of 33 elements essential to the human body. When the curing plate is heated, it emits unique bio-spectrum electromagnetic waves in 1-25 microns allowing for a maximum absorption into the human body. The absorbed energy promotes micro-circulation and metabolism. The benefits of Far Infrared Therapy have been demonstrated in numerous clinical trials.