Because of the size of the needle, most of the time there is no pain at all and if there is, it is similar to the sensation of a mosquito bite. Often, a heat lamp is put over the main area being worked on to help increase the effect. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and leave very refreshed, as acupuncture helps facilitate endorphin (‘feel good hormone’) release.
The first visit at Brazos Valley Acupuncture is $85. This includes a consultation in regards to your condition, an examination using Electro Meridian Imaging, and your first treatment. Visits after that are $60. Download our forms to fill out ahead of time so your visit time will be maximized.
As any type of therapy, the number of treatments will vary depending on the patient and the condition. In general, the longer a problem has been going on, the more treatment it takes. Some patients have noticed complete resolution with one treatment, others might not notice any effect until 6-8 treatments. The usual number of treatments is between 5-10, although some individuals get acupuncture on a continuing routine basis for overall wellness.
In addition to traditional meridian therapy, auriculopoints (ear) and Chinese/Korean hand points may be used. In auriculotherapy, the ear is viewed as resembling an upside down fetus with body parts arranged in and on the ear. This is particularly useful when traditional meridian points are inaccessible for any reason.
More insurance companies are recognizing the value of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and regaining health. However, they vary widely in their coverage. We will be glad to give you a receipt that you can turn into your insurance company to attempt to get reimbursed for your care.