What is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)?
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is full system of medicine. In many countries it is used as primary care medicine to treat a wide range of aliments from digestive disorders to psychological disorders. Included in AOM is Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Moxa, Guasha, Tuina, and Cupping.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Generally speaking no, acupuncture should not hurt. A momentary prick is often felt around the needle as it is inserted, eventually creating a dull pressure or tingling around the area during the treatment. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. This can only occur if the treatment is comfortable and gentle.
Is Acupuncture safe?
As long as a competent practitioner performs it, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use. Acupuncture needles are FDA approved.
What conditions are treated with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?
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Call us today to see if Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help you.
Does my insurance cover acupuncture?
Fort Collins Family Acupuncture does except all types of insurance and is In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Great West, United Healthcare, and UMR. Note that Tri-Care, Medicare, and Medicaid do not cover Acupuncture. Also many patients use their HSA plans to cover Acupuncture visits. Because insurance plans differ greatly please call your insurance prior to your first appointment to verify benefits. If you need guidance during this process we do have form we may e-mail before calling. We always recommend that you ask for a reference # for the call.
What forms of payment are accepted? And what is the cost?
Costs will vary depending on your insurance coverage. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover are accepted. Many insurance plans cover acupuncture and we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Great West, United Healthcare, and UMR. Call your insurance today to see if your plan covers acupuncture.
How many treatments will I need?
This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 7-10 treatments on a weekly basis tends to offer the best outcome. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health, while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.
Does the clinic offer Chinese herbs? If so, what kind?
Yes, we have an extensive Chinese herbal pharmacy that consists primarily of patent herbal formulas from Blue Poppy Herbs located in Boulder Colorado. For complicated cases we do also use granules so that formulas can be customized to each patient’s needs. All our herbs, liniments, and patches come from a reputable company and are not only safe, but effective.
What else has our clinic had success in treating?
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What Sets Our Clinic Apart From Other Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioners?
- A comprehensive diagnosis is clearly communicated to you
- We love what we do and are devoted to top quality patient care.
- We take our time with you: 1.5 hours in the first visit and 40-60 minute follow-ups.
- We educate you about what’s wrong, why and how it can be healed according to Chinese medical principles.
- When you get come in for a treatment you will get full care including acupuncture, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, herbal consulting, cupping, moxibustion, and tuina (Chinese style massage) as needed.
- All of our herbs are GMP certified, safe and effective.
- You can speak to Kimberley, the owner of Fort Collins Family Acupuncture, directly about your needs.
- At Fort Collins Family Acupuncture, your treatment specifically reflects your unique individual dynamics and your treatment is personally tailored to your needs.
- Saturday appointments are available.
- We bill your insurance for you after benefits have been verified.
What can I expect during my 1st visit?
Your first visit is comprised of a thorough health history. This includes a Chinese medicine physical exam where your pulses are felt, palpation is done on the meridians of your body, and the tongue is inspected for tongue diagnosis. Lastly, a short acupuncture treatment is given to expose you and your body to what acupuncture is. Your first treatment is focused on getting your body ready to experience the effects of acupuncture. The second treatment after we have had an opportunity to evaluate your case, we will give you a report of findings with the best treatment plan for you.