Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing method of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicised acupuncture’s protection and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by several insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.
- How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the normal self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture point, or acupoints. The mainly common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the covering. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques comprise: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of current herbal medicines and linaments.
- What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
First, your acupuncturist will ask about your fitness history. After that, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform several additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these exclusive assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to suggest a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To start the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupoints are stimulated on different areas of your body. The needles are generally retained between five and 30 minutes.
- How many treatments will I want?
The frequency and quantity of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the primary treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months might be recommended. For acute problems, generally fewer visits are required, generally eight to ten visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that comprises the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your first visit.
- How do I choose the correct acupuncturist?
We’ve made it simple for you to find the correct acupuncturist by hand-selecting the very greatest practitioners from the community to join our team at the UCSD Center for Integrative Tablets. Acupuncturist licensure is regulated on the state point. All of our acupuncturists are licensed through the State of California Acupuncture Board and have years of clinical knowledge in the field. The best way to discover if acupuncture is correct for you is to schedule a visit at the most convenient place Scripps Ranch, Hillcrest or La Jolla.
- How much does acupuncture charge?
How much does acupuncture charge? Acupuncture is covered by several health insurance plans, but not all. If your plan covers acupuncture, our staff will bill your insurance corporation for the service and you will be accountable for any co-payments requisite. If your plan does not cover acupuncture, you might still receive the service for a cash fee. The price for acupuncture at UCSD is $124.00 for each session. There is a 45% discount for expense at the time of service, bringing the charge to $68.20 per treatment. Package discounts are too available. Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted.