- Do you accept insurance?
- Can you do both acupuncture and massage in the same session?
- How many treatments will I need?
- How long have you been in practice?
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, I do accept and directly bill insurance. I can process claims from Veterans via TriWest, as well as most of the major health insurance providers in the area. Contact me directly, and I can do an insurance verification to find out exactly what your plan covers.
Can you do both acupuncture and massage in the same session?
Absolutely! My primary focus is acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and I also have an extensive background in bodywork and can integrate that into a session. I no longer do standalone bodywork sessions, but I have found that combining acupuncture with bodywork greatly enhances the overall effectiveness of the treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
This varies from person to person, and also depends on the condition treated. In general, acute conditions respond more quickly to treatment, while chronic conditions take longer to treat. For an acute condition, 4-6 treatments is often adequate. A chronic condition might necessitate 6-12. Everyone responds differently, however. After the first three sessions, I can usually make a general assessment of what to expect in terms of a broader treatment plan.
How long have you been in practice?
I began my practice as a massage therapist in 1996, and then in 2000 I added Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture into my general practice.