Frequently Asked Questions
How does acupuncture work?
What does acupuncture treat?
It can treat chronic pain, fatigue, depression/anxiety, seasonal allergies, and headaches, to name a few. Acupuncture is part of a comprehensive medicine and can treat almost everything. Learn more about what we treat here.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
Does acupuncture hurt?
How big are acupuncture needles?
Is it safe?
Do I have to completely undress for acupuncture?
Do you reuse or recycle acupuncture needles?
This is my first acupuncture session. What can I do to prepare?
Do you accept insurance?
What are your rates for acupuncture?
For your initial acupuncture treatment, the cost is $135 and the session lasts about 1.5 hours. For follow-up treatments, the cost is $85 and the session lasts about 1 hour.* These prices do not include the cost of recommended products such as Chinese herbs or pain-relief patches.
*Good through March 31, 2019. Rates for acupuncture treatments will increase by $10 starting April 1, 2019.
What types of payment do you take?
Do I tip for acupuncture?
No. Our licensed acupuncturists do not accept tips.
Do I have to completely undress for massage?
Will I be covered during the massage?
What type of massage oil do you use?
What are your rates for massage?
For a 60-minute massage, the cost is $80 and for a 90-minute massage, the cost is $120.*
*Good through March 31, 2019. Rates for massage sessions will increase by $10 starting April 1, 2019.
Do I tip for massage?
How do Chinese herbs work?
Are Chinese herbs safe? What are the side effects?
Will Chinese herbs interact with my over-the-counter medicine and prescriptions?
How does Facial Rejuvenation/Cosmetic Acupuncture work?
Facial Rejuvenation may be used as a complement or alternative to plastic surgery for some patients. To find out if Facial Rejuvenation is the right for you, contact our office.
How many treatments will I need?
However, some patients only need a few Facial Rejuvenation treatments to see results. At the initial consult, the practitioner designs a treatment plan to best suit your concerns and needs.
While you are in our care, we ask you to commit to taking Chinese herbs and following the nutritional and lifestyle advice we recommend to you. After an initial course of treatment, we recommend our patients return on a monthly basis for maintenance treatments to keep their look refreshed and rejuvenated.
What does a facial rejuvenation treatment entail?
After your treatment, we remove the needles and do Tui Na (Chinese massage) on your face and neck. We save the best for last applying a top of the line anti-aging serum and moisturizer from the skincare company Jadience, which contains Chinese herbs and is toxin-free. After a facial rejuvenation treatment, it is common to feel more relaxed and at peace.
Why choose Palmgren Acupuncture Center?
What are the health benefits of receiving rejuvenation/cosmetic acupuncture?
What are your rates for facial rejuvenation?
What is the cancellation policy?
Can I use my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for my treatment?
When is payment due for my treatment?
Further Interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine
A great resource is The Web that Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk which provides a comprehensive look at the theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a must-read for all acupuncture enthusiasts.
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