Does it hurt?

Acupuncture Needles are very small
in size. The techniques used are very
gentle. Frequently, patients sleep
during the treatment with the needles
in.

You take Walk-ins?

We treat up to 6 patients at once in a community
seating area. If seats are available we will take
walk-ins. Most of our regular patients are now scheduling appointments to insure they have a
seat when they arrive. First time patients are required make an appointment. Appointments will
be seen first followed by walk-in return patients. We are no longer able to offer walk-in new
patient appointments.

What can conditions benefit from acupuncture?

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders:  Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Hay Fever, Earache, Nerve Deafness,
Ringing in the Ears, Dizziness, and Poor Eyesight.
Circulatory Disorders:  High Blood Pressure: Angina Pectoris, Arteriosclerosis, and Anemia.
Gastrointestinal Disorders;  Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Spastic colon, Colitis, Constipation,
Diarrhea, Food Allergies, Ulcers, Gastritis, Abdominal Bloating, and Hemorrhoids.
Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders:  Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Irregular, Heavy or
Painful Menstruation, Endometriosis, Menopause, Fibroids, and Chronic Bladder Infection.
Complications in Pregnancy, Morning Sickness, Kidney Stones, Impotence, Infertility in Men and
Women.
Immune Disorders:  Candida, Chronic Fatigue, HIV and AIDS, Epstein Barr Virus, Allergies,
Lupus, MS, and Hepatitis.
Addiction:  Smoking Cessation, Drugs, and Alcohol.
Emotional and Psychological Disorders:  Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, and Stress.
Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders:  Arthritis, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Back Pain, Bursitis,
Tendonitis, Stiff Neck, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches and Migraines, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy,
Sprains, Muscle Spasms, and Shingles.
Respiratory Disorders:  Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Colds, and Flus.
Also:  Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects, Diabetes, and Dermatological Disorders.

How does it work?

Acupuncture relies on the body’s natural healing response through various physiological
systems. Recent research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system,
endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.  Acupuncture
can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being by
stimulating the various systems in the body.  

"$25 Treatments" How is that possible?

Community acupuncture allows for a single acupuncturist to treat up to 8 people at once while
providing patient specific treatments. Additionally, this price makes acupuncture available to
people with limited incomes, limited insurance, and those who are seeking several treatments
for serious conditions.  

Do you take Medical Insurance?

Our cost is about the same as most insurance co-payments. We do not accept medical
insurance but will provide a receipt if requested for insurance claims. Medical Insurance would
drastically inflate costs of treatment as they typically do not pay the full amount owed for
medical treatments. Reimbursement from insurance companies is difficult and would require
additional dedicated staff to attempt to obtain reimbursement for services. The price of $2
5 is the
average medical insurance co-payment for acupuncture.

How long does it take?

We have found that patients rest for an average of 45 minutes and we use this as a time to pull
the needles. We recommend a minimum of 20-30 minutes per treatment. If a patient would like
up before the 45 minutes, they let us know and we will make sure they are up. The length of the
treatment does not change the price.

What should I expect from my treatment?

Results will vary for each patient. Some people have immediate relief from pain, feel relaxed,
feel stress relieved, a need to cry as a release, and some fall asleep as soon as the needles are
placed in. In some cases immediate results are not observed but many patients return for
additional treatments and report better sleep and reduced stress. Results may take multiple
treatments to be observed which is no different from modern medicine treatments. Typically,
patients notice immediate improvement.

How often should I get treatments?

Acupuncture should be treated as any other medical treatment. For a headache have as many
treatments as needed to stop the headache. If the headache is daily a doctor would prescribe
daily dosages to keep the headache at bay. The more severe the ailment the more treatments
should be sought. The frequency of visits can be reduced when treatments fix issues or relive
symptoms. The maximum dose of acupuncture in our clinic is once a day.
 Click this link for
treatment chart

What's your cancellation policy?

Seating is limited, but life happens.  If you need to cancel, please call or cancel online 24 hours
in advance to avoid a $15 fee.
 
8390 W. Gage Blvd Suite 102
Kennewick, WA 99336