Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
We are happy to provide you with a super-bill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Unfortunately, most insurance carriers in Kentucky do not cover acupuncture. Please check with your insurance before your first appointment to see if you are covered. If you are seeking treatment for a motor vehicle accident and have filed a claim, we can easily bill your insurance for your acupuncture treatment. However, we do not bill any personal health insurance plans in our office.
What sets you apart from other practitioners?
We do our best to ensure your comfort so that you can have a safe and relaxing experience. We do some form of manual therapy, such as massage, during every session, to enhance your comfort and the effect of the acupuncture. We listen intently to your needs and meet them as best we can.
Does your treatment style hurt?
The hair-thin needles are virtually painless and our insertion technique is refined. We make sure to use your breath as a guide and will frequently check in with you to make sure your experience is peaceful and easy.
How many treatments are necessary?
It varies depending on the length of time you have had your symptoms and their severity. A chronic condition may require more treatments, whereas an acute condition may require just a few. We will discuss what you may expect during your first treatment. In general, we ask that you commit to six treatments before we reevaluate.
What are your rates?
The initial treatment is 90 minutes and costs $95. Follow up treatments are 60 minutes and cost $75. Treatment packages are offered at a discounted rate. New patients can get their first three treatments for $230 or their first six for $410. For returning patients, you can get three treatments for $210 or six treatments can be purchased for $390.
Does acupuncture treat my condition?
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many conditions. In our experience, acupuncture is helpful 80% of the time. Please see our Conditions Treated page to get a list of some of our favorite or most commonly seen conditions. Also, check out the World Health Organization’s Official Position on acupuncture to see an extensive list of conditions that acupuncture can treat.
What style of acupuncture do you use?
Our acupuncturists were trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We have also received training in Tung (Korean) style, Tan style, Five Element, Japanese, Channel Theory, and Auricular acupuncture. Each practitioner utilizes their knowledge in a slightly different way, creating their own style in the treatment room. Sometimes it takes a couple treatments of trying different methods to determine which is right for your body.