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Frequently Asked Questions

To take care of the most common questions… Does Acupuncture work? Yes, Acupuncture works! Does Acupuncture treat X (fill in with whatever you can think of) condition? Yes, Acupuncture treats that! Results are individual, varied, and depend on a multitude of factors. Please contact me with your own questions or a free brief consultation.

What Clients Say

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Laura P

“Amazing acupuncture!
I had my first treatment with Karen for ear acupuncture, and felt so relaxed after.  I'm very sensitive to needles, so was a little worried, and I could feel her caring as she gently placed needles and also used smaller diameter to accommodate my sensitivities!  I really felt like I was in good hands!
The office is very clean and peaceful.   I really like the picture of her dog on the wall:).   

It's nice to have such a reliable place to go for acupuncture!!!   I'm looking forward to my next session!”

How much do you charge?

  • New patient intake & treatment 90 Min $200

  • Follow up acupuncture treatment 60 Min $125

  • Acupuncture & Cupping 90 Min $175

  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture 90 Min $175

  • Microneedling $300

  • Cupping Only 30 Min $75

  • Ear Clinic Auricular Therapy 30 Min $50

  • Reiki 60 Min $125 or 30 Min $65

Do you take insurance?

Yes, but it is complicated. If you’ve met your deductible, and you have good acupuncture coverage, I should be able to take your insurance.

Do you take Workers Comp?

Yes! I am signed up with the US government and can take workers comp for US Postal workers and nurses who work at the Veterans hospital. I also am in network with AcuNetwork Pain Management Center.

Do you take insurance managed by ASH?

No I do NOT take Blue Shield California PPO, Kaiser, or any insurance that is managed by American Specialty Health (ASH). They do not pay providers a living wage, require excessive paperwork, and often deny claims. If your Blue Shield is not PPO, it is likely you have good acupuncture coverage, but you have to check your specific plan. This article explains the situation well https://thrive-acupuncture.com/blue-shield-changes-result-in-less-acupuncture-benefits/

Can I use my FSA or HSA with you?

Yes! You can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), or Health Savings Account (HSA) for acupuncture.

What does Acupuncture help with?

Digestion: Gastritis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Nausea, Hepatitis, Hemorrhoids

Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervousness, Neurosis, Insomnia

 

Eyes, Ears, Throat: Vision, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Dry mouth

 

Gynecological: Menstrual pain, Infertility, Irregular cycles, PCOS, Pregnancy support

 

Musculoskeletal: Osteoarthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle pain and weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Tennis elbow, Dental Pain

 

Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson's disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke

 

Respiratory: Allergic rhinitis, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Asthma

 

Other: Irritable bladder, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Prostatitis, Male infertility, Emotionally based impotence, Addiction & more

Do you take Medicare?

No. I CAN NOT accept Medicare because that requires the licensed acupuncturist to to work under the supervision of an MD or be an MD themselves. It also only covers treatment for low back pain. A push for a change in legislation needs to be made to include licensed acupuncturists to be primary care providers under Medicare as well as allowing patients to be covered for other ailments besides low back pain.

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