How much does an acupuncture treatment cost? An acupuncture session in the New York office costs $100/hour or $50/half hour, while a session in the Pennsylvania office costs $60/hour or $30/half hour.
What forms of payment do you accept? Akoya Acupuncture accepts cash, personal checks, PayPal and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).
Do you accept insurance?
Akoya Acupuncture does not accept insurance, but would be happy to provide you with any of the necessary paperwork and/or receipts for you to pursue reimbursement from your insurance company.
What should I expect from the initial acupuncture session? Feel free to fill out the appropriate intake form before your initial visit using the Intake Forms from this website. Corinne Kohrherr, L.Ac. will review your intake form and discuss your relevant medical history. After taking all of your information into consideration, Corinne will develop a treatment plan and insert the needles.
How many sessions will I need to achieve my goal? Treatment plans are based on the individual. There is no set number of sessions to achieve one's optimum health. Some may be satisfied with a certain number of treatments, while others may choose preventative or maintenance treatments.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is a safe modality due to the use of sterile, single-use, disposable needles by a trained and licensed practitioner. The risk of infection is minimal in the clean and safe environment provided by Akoya Acupuncture.
Does needling hurt?
Acupuncture is different for each individual. Needles may cause no sensation, a muscle to twitch or a strong, tingling, warming or energy moving sensation. Certain areas of the body are more sensitive than others and one's physical, mental, emotional and energetic states affect how needling feels to the individual.
Is acupuncture effective?
It has been consistently proved that acupuncture is effective in treating the mind and the body, the interior and the exterior and illness and wellness by controlled medical trials in the United States. Duke University has declared that acupuncture is more effective than medicine for treating headaches, while Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Amputee Clinic has been treating wounded army veterans with acupuncture since the 1980's. Some patients may respond extremely well and quickly, while it may take others time to acclimate to the new changes.
What is moxibustion?
Moxibustion is the burning of the mugwort/moxa herb on or around an acupuncture point. Moxibustion warms the meridian and allows for the free flow of energy/Qi.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha are pressured massage strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edged tools. Gua Sha brings heat and toxins to the surface of the skin and usually leaves marks on the skin that dissipate over the course of a few days.
What is cupping? Glass or plastic cups are applied with suction to skin. Similar to Gua Sha, cupping brings heat and toxins to the surface of the skin and may leave circular marks that dissipate over the course of a few days.
How is electrical stimulation used with acupuncture?
An electrical stimulation machine is attached to the appropriate needles with small alligator clips to provide continual micro-current vibration. A patient may feel nothing or minimal vibration free of pain.
What is Tui-na?
Tui-na is a form of Chines massage that involves, but is not limited to, muscle manipulation, stretching, range of motion and acupressure.
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