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Traditional Chinese Medicine FAQs
What treatments does a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner provide?
TCM practitioners in our clinic provide acupuncture as their primary treatment. Your provider may also recommend specific herbs or supplements to help improve your health.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
The number and frequency of acupuncture treatments required depends on the patient’s unique health situation and their personal wellness goals. Acute problems may need only four or five treatments. For chronic or longstanding health ailments, a regimen of two to three treatments per week for several months may be required. Individuals who simply want to maintain their current health can often benefit from just three or four treatments a year.
Determining how many acupuncture treatments you will need begins with an initial consultation one of our acupuncturists. After this consultation, you will receive a Report of Findings. This provides an opportunity to discuss what your acupuncturist has found based upon your exam, health history, and any additional information presented. The Report of Findings also includes the number of acupuncture treatments suggested by the acupuncturist for your unique situation.
As a general rule, many patients notice that the symptoms of their condition begin to improve within three to ten treatments. While the symptoms may decrease during your first few appointments, additional visits may be necessary to alleviate the cause of the condition.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Acupuncture coverage varies based on your insurance plan. We are in-network with many companies, but acupuncture is not covered on most plans. We will run your insurance benefits prior to your first appointment, so that you know what is covered before receiving treatment.