An Individual, In-Depth Session: This is usually an hour long session. For a treatment where you want to have individual attention for an entire session to deal with an issue like acute or chronic pain, this is the type of service for you. This is the standard service most people want.
Chinese Herbs and Flower Essences:
Herbal medicines and supplements can in my opinion be very helpful for a wide range of conditions, especially for things like insomnia and menopausal hot flashes. I have found flower essences to be excellent for sensitive people who may find taking Chinese herbs difficult, and a useful addition to herbal formulas for those who can take them. I can prescribe an herbal or flower essence formula for you as part of any in-depth acupuncture session, or you can make an appointment just for herbs or flower essences.
A Qigong Lesson: Are you interested in a form of exercise that can effectively enhance your health, in almost any situation or with respect to any problem you're currently struggling with? If so, practicing qigong may be for you. Qigong is a type of gentle Chinese exercise using breathing and stretching that you can use to empower yourself and help take charge of your health. Practicing a few of these techniques on a regular basis can dramatically increase your energy and help you become deeply relaxed. When you keep in mind that some experts estimate that 95% or more of modern illnesses are caused or severely exacerbated by stress, the benefits become obvious.
In China, those who have chronic illnesses are prescribed a few months of qigong before getting other types of treatment. I believe that qigong can help enhance your health almost no matter what's going on, and once you learn it, you have it for life. You can schedule a private qigong lesson online (discounts available for groups, call for details).
The cost is determined by time, in increments of fifteen minutes. The rate is $45 for the first fifteen minutes of acupuncture (this doesn't count talking, asking questions, etc.) and $20 for every additional fifteen minutes afterwards, so an in-depth session is usually $65-$85 and a tune-up is $35-$45. The billing rate (for when I have to bill an insurance company or other third party) can be about 20% more because of the increased administrative costs, mailing, copying, and so on.
Why so cheap?
It's true that other practitioners with my level of experience charge much more, $120+. I do not, because I want to be able to help more people. I keep prices low so more people can come in, and be treated more often to get more effective help for their issues. The more frequently you get acupuncture, the better it works.
Do you take insurance?
Currently I'm only a preferred provider for Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For all other insurance companies, you need to pay me in full up-front. I can give you a superbill (basically a receipt listing what you were treated for and what you paid) which you can submit to them, and they might give you some money back, but there's no guarantees.
Please don't hesitate to call or email me (see the contact page) if you have any questions on which service is right for you.