Lily's New Patient Appointments are closed for the remainder of 2023. New patients may call or text the clinic phone number to book a first appointment as early as
January 3, 2023.
An Update for 2024
Beginning January 1st, 2024, my cash-pay rates will increase by about $20 per visit.
Below is an overview of what that looks like for different appointment types:
New Patient Visit: $170 (Senior Discount-$140)
Return Patient Visit: $110 (Senior Discount-$75)
30 Minute Cupping/Gua Sha: $60
12 Visit Package (15% discount): $1,122
Comes out to $93.50 per visit, a total savings of $198
6 Visits Package (10% discount): $594
Comes out to $99 per visit, a total savings of $66
Insurance and Cash Rates
I am a preferred provider with the following insurance companies:
Blue Cross / Blue Cross Blue Shield
Optima (Note: this is NOT Optum Care Network)
Please call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card to verify your benefits and coverage. A guideline on what questions to ask can be found below:
Understanding Your Insurance Benefits
Deductible - The amount you pay for healthcare services each year before insurance pays a portion of your owed amount.
Copay - A fixed amount you pay for a covered benefit at each visit. Some plans require your deductible is met before the copay benefit applies. Other plans will note that the deductible does not apply to acupuncture, meaning you pay a copay even if your deductible is not met.
Coinsurance - A percentage of the cost of covered services that you pay for each visit. If your coinsurance is 10%, you pay 10% of the covered cost for service and your insurance pays the other 90%. Most insurance plans require your deductible is met before your coinsurance benefit applies.
Benefit Limit - Some insurance plans only cover a certain number of visits per calendar year. Your covered visit amount for acupuncture may be combined with massage therapy and chiropractic care. Visits past your benefit limit are billed at the cash price.
Cash Pay Patients
$150 - First office visit - 90-120 minutes.
Includes evaluation, treatment, holistic health plan, and herbal formula recommendation if applicable.
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.
$90 - Follow-up office visits - 45-75 minutes.
May include other modalities depending on the chief complaint:
• Gua sha (spoon massage, scraping)
• Tui na (bodywork)
• Cold Laser therapy
• Acupuncture point injections
• Craniosacral therapy
• Acupuncture point stimulation with tuning forks
$50 - Cupping or Gua Sha only - 30 minutes*
*Treatments without needles are not covered by insurance, so manual therapy only is available for a cash price
Cash Pay Packages
Available for follow-up office visits:
$486 - 6 Cash Pay Visits at 10% Discount
Original price: $540
Discount price: $486
Amount saved: $54
Cost per visit: $81
$918 - 12 Cash Pay Visits at 15% Discount
Original price: $1080
Discount price: $918
Amount saved: $162
Cost per visit: $76.50
Available for patients age 65 and over:
$120 - First office visit
$60 - Follow-up office visit
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy
$35 - Cash pay for homeopathic herb injection.
$42 - Two homeopathic herbs.
$20 - B12 injection (energy support).
$20 - B6 injection (anti-nausea).
$45 - MICC injection (methionine, inositol, choline, cyanocobalamin - weight loss).
Please note: If the cost of treatment is prohibiting you from seeking the care that you need, please get in touch with Lily or Jamie to let us know what you would be able to pay and we will do our best to accommodate you. We care that you are taken care of!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 we will evaluate your health through physical examination (tongue, pulse, skin, etc.). Treatment will follow, which will include acupuncture, 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, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, fertility, and numerous other ailments.
What is acupuncture point injection therapy?
I am one of the few local acupuncturists who is certified to do acupuncture point injection therapy (aquapuncture). It is the injection at an acupuncture point of a small amount of a vitamin, saline, or plant extract and is a recent innovation of traditional acupuncture and aims to enhance and prolong the effect of stimulation of acupuncture points. Currently I inject German homeopathic remedy solutions by the brands Hevert and Heel. The most popular injections are Traumeel (famous for reducing inflammation and promoting tissue nourishment), and CalmValera (a formula containing Valerian, a natural sleep aid, which also aids anxiety and depression).
Does acupuncture hurt?
Usually for just a 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 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. Do be advised, you will feel more needle-sensitive if you have caffeine before treatment.