RATES & QUESTIONS
We are so glad you are interested in taking the next step to renew and restore your body. If you can't find the answer to your questions below, please contact Lily for more information.
First Time Visits:
$150 (20% Discount for payment at time of service)
First visits are 90 minutes long; in preparation for your first visit:
• Wear loose clothing that allows access to your lower legs and arms.
• Be sure to have a small snack before coming in for treatment.
• Allow up to 2 hours so I have ample time to properly assess your needs and structure a treatment plan accordingly.
If you have diagnostic tests and reports from other practitioners/specialists that are relevant to your current health concerns, please bring copies so I am able to provide the best care possible.
$100 (20% Discount for payment at time of service)
Return visits are 60 minutes long and may include other modalities depending on the chief complaint :
• Gua sha
• Tui na (bodywork)
• Cold Laser Therapy
I am an in-network provider with Premera and Lifewise. Stay tuned as more insurances will be accepted soon.
There is a 20% discount for payment at the time of service. Additionally, I can help you fill out a CMS-1500 form to submit to your insurance for reimbursement for your services.
How does acupuncture work:
Acupuncture theory is based on the flow of “Qi” (most often translated as the body’s vital energy) through twelve meridians, or channels. Each channel corresponds to a different internal organ, such as the liver, heart, stomach, or spleen , and connects in a network that runs through the body, cycling from one channel to the next. Acupuncture heals the body by stimulating specific points on these channels that can impact biochemical and physiological conditions in the body as well as stimulate sensory receptors. These sensory receptors then signal nerves to transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system in the brain where neurotransmitters and endorphins are released, easing pain, promoting healing and improving immune function. In this way acupuncture is able to address specific health concerns, and strengthen your overall health and well-being.
What should I expect at my appointments:
First office visit (1.5-2 hours long) - At the first appointment, we will spend 30-45 minutes discussing your health history, then I will evaluate your health through physical examination (tongue, pulse, skin, etc.). Treatment will follow, which will include acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, tui na (Chinese massage), etc. depending on your needs. We will discuss lifestyle adjustments you can make to maximize your results, and develop a treatment plan. In return office visits (1 hour long), 10-15 minutes will be spent evaluating your current health condition, followed by treatment and health maintenance discussion.
What can acupuncture treat:
Patients see results for nearly any ailment. Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, has a several thousand year history, and the treatment principles and herbal formulas continue to be useful in modern times. Commonly, people seek acupuncture to treat pain and injuries, headaches, cold/flu, vertigo, menstrual pain and irregularity, anxiety, stress, and numerous other common ailments.
Does acupuncture hurt:
Maybe, but usually for just a split split second if at all. Many factors affect the sensations a patient might experience with acupuncture. Some areas (feet, hands, etc.) can be more sensitive than other areas, and some people are more sensitive to pain. I am not a fan of needles myself (believe it or not!), so I am attentive to your needs and will gladly help you through any apprehension or fear you have. I have several patients who are afraid of needles, but after they see the benefits, they look forward to their acupuncture treatments.