Q. WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A. Your practitioner would usually diagnosis you first and upon your condition your acupuncturist would select a series of acupuncture points that will be best for you. The number of treatments necessary will depend upon your condition; chronic or acute and your health in general. The needles may vary in size, depending upon your condition and the course of treatment prescribed. After all needles being inserted you will rest in the treatment room for 30 to 40 minutes. In addition to needling your treatment may also include a variety of non-needling techniques such as moxibustion (heat), acupressure, herbal formulas, etc. One advantage of acupuncture treatment is the absence of serious side effects which may result from the use of prescription drugs.
Q. WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURIST PERFORM?
A. An acupuncturist is allowed to practice acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, perform or prescribe oriental massage, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, breathing techniques, exercise, heat, cold, magnets, nutrition, diet, herbs, plant, animal, and mineral products, and dietary supplements to promote, maintain, and restore health.
Q. WHO CAN PERFORM ACUPUNCTURE?
A. Only Acupuncturists who maintain a valid license issued by the Acupuncture Board and physicians licensed by the Medical Board of California can perform acupuncture. In Pacific Acupuncture Center, our entire acupuncturist team is highly well trained and all maintain a valid license.
Q. ARE THE NEEDLES DISPOSABLE?
A. Yes. It is unprofessional conduct for an acupuncturist to use a needle more than once. In Pacific Acupuncture Center we only use sterile disposable needles.
Q. IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
A. In general acupuncture causes little or no pain; usually no bleeding upon entry or removal, however, slight bruising may be experienced on occasions. Acupuncture Needles are finer than a string of hair; you might feel a pinch of pain but much less than injections. Different sensations such as soreness, numbness, distending, warmth and pressure may be felt with acupuncture.
Q. DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY REGULAR DOCTOR TO SEE AN ACUPUNCTURIST AND WILL MY INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT?
A. An acupuncturist is considered a primary care provider and a referral may or may not be required for insurance purposes. Many insurance companies do cover acupuncture treatment. Pacific Acupuncture Center is a provider with insurance companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna and others may or may not offer coverage for acupuncture treatments based on diagnosis and individual employer plans. For more information on insurance, please contact either your insurance company or we are happy to verify your insurance for you.
Q. DOES PACIFIC ACUPUNCTURE CENTER ACCEPTS WORKERS COMPENSATION?
A. Yes, we are one of the selected clinics that are able to accept workers compensation cases.
Q. DO I NEED TO SET AN APPOINTMENT PIRO TO MY VISIT?
A. Yes, we highly recommend patients to book an appointment ahead to prevent inconvenient waiting period for you.
Q. HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
A. Since each person is unique, the number of treatments needed would vary. Different factors such as type of condition, whether the condition is chronic or acute, and the vitality of the individual. .
Pacific Acupuncture Center is an in-network provider of Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna and Health Net of California. Verification on eligibility and payment is based on individual plans. Other insurance may or may not offer coverage for acupuncture treatments based on diagnosis and individual employer plans. We are also a proud community care provider for VA. Our medical team is more than happy to assist you with your insurance questions.
We also offer 10% senior, disable and military discount to qualify none-insurance patients.
We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash as payment.