Insurance Information

 

Insurance

  • Insurance must be verified prior to our session if you wish to bill insurance. Please email me with your Plan ID Number and your DOB
     
  • I accept workers comp, and auto claims.
     
  • Package rates available for those paying out of pocket.

 

I accept

  • MODA, Kaiser Permanente, CHP, Pacific Source, Cigna, Providence, United Health Care, and some Regence BCBS policies.
     
  • For other insurance, I provide a super-bill for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

  • Physical symptoms such as; back pain, knee, neck, and shoulder pain, arthritis, headaches/migraines, stiff tendons, joint issues, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, TMJ, plantar fasciitis
     
  • Emotional imbalances; depression, moodiness, irritability, grief, anxiety, heartache
     
  • Digestive Disorders such as; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, acid reflux
     
  • Low energy and fatigue, lost libido, impotence
     
  • Women’s Health; menstrual irregularities, PMS, an-ovulation (lack of ovulation), infertility, pregnancy, menopause, sexual dysfunction, postpartum depression
     
  • Allergies and Asthma
     
  • Detoxification and Addictions
     
  • Skin Disorders; acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, rashes, dandruff, rosacea
     
  • Sleep Disturbances; Insomnia, nightmares, night sweating, nocturia (night time urination), restless sleeping

 

How long does it take to get results?

It is highly unusual for me to treat a patient who claims to feel NO different after their session. Everyone responds differently to energy work and it is possible to get amazing results in just one session. One could expect a chronic condition to require several consecutive (weekly sessions) to treat the condition fully.

What should I expect during treatment?

Every patient is different and one’s experience depends on the style of the practitioner, whether the practitioner is aggressive or gentle, what condition is being treated, and the connection (or lack of) between patient and practitioner . It is my suggestion to find an acupuncturist with whom you feel very comfortable whom you genuinely like. Trust in your practitioner will make for a more efficient healing process. An acupuncture session can be painless, relaxing, and enjoyable.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture does not have to hurt. It depends on the style of the practitioner. You will feel sensation but it is described more similarly to a heavy ache, throbbing, or slight pinching sensation. Sometimes these sensations are felt throughout the entire body and not just at the insertion sight. This is the sensation of qi (energy) traveling throughout the meridians.


Resources

 

Acupuncture

acufinder.com
find a qualified acupuncturist near you, read practitioner bio’s

nccaom.org
find a nationally licensed acupuncturist near you

acupuncture.com
articles and research on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

lombardanimalhospital.com
great animal care and Dr Nell, who utilizes acupuncture on animals

 

Suggested Reading

Wild Feminine - Tami Kent

Wild Creative - Tami Kent

Daring Greatly – Brene Brown

I Ching

The Web That Has No Weaver – Ted Kapchuk

Spiritual Midwifery – Ina Mae Gaskin

Molecules of Emotion – Candace Pert

The Hidden Messages in Water – Emoto

Love Thyself – Emoto

Nonviolent Communication – Rosenberg

The Fifth Sacred Thing – Starhawk

The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz

Healing With Whole Foods – Paul Pitchford

Lame Deer Seeker of Visions – Lame Deer

Medicine Woman – Lynn Andrews

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Creative Visualization – Shakti Gawain

Wellness

Dhamma.org
Vipassana meditation and silent retreat

Wildfeminine.com
Tami Kent - holistic pelvic care

Maryamhasnaa.com
New Earth Mystery School – online classes – many tools to help us remember who we really are

Erintelford.com
Virtual - one on one and group breathwork sessions and other coaching

Aleyadao.com
Guided meditation and tools for shifting

simplecomplexityofbeing.com
Erin Gallagher – MA Integral Counseling Psychology

vedacollective.com
Abby Buchanan – Intuitive body work thru deep tissue, prenatal, and pregnancy massage

ValerieVala.com
craniosacral therapy