What to Expect
During an acupuncture session, very thin acupuncture needles are gently inserted into specific areas of the body. These acupuncture points are used to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and regulate the nervous system. In terms of Traditional Eastern Medicine, acupuncture is balancing qi, or life energy within a person. This promotes well-being on physical, emotional and mental levels.
At your initial visit, your acupuncturist will complete a comprehensive health evaluation in order to get a full understanding of your health history and to get to the root of the current condition. Initial visits last about 75 minutes and include your first acupuncture treatment. Follow-up visits last about 55 minutes. The course of treatments can vary widely depending on your individual needs. Generally, chronic conditions require a longer course of treatment than acute conditions.
Patients may feel a slight prick when the needles are inserted, though many people do not feel anything at all. While the needles are retained, most people feel very relaxed and often fall asleep.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Laura accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allways health insurance plans. If you have acupuncture coverage through other insurance companies, you can be provided with a superbill for reimbursement.
Laura is also a member of the Cape Wellness Collaborative, which offers integrative therapies free-of-charge for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment.