Welcome to the China Spring Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic new client center!
We understand that arriving at an acupuncturist office for the first time can be nerve racking.
Filling out paperwork, learning new faces and names, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.
This section of the website hopes to alleviate those feelings by providing more detailed information and resources.
Someone may have told you great Chinese medicine physicians/acupuncturist don’t have a lot of basic business skills. May be true, may be not, let's prepare both sides better.
Do you accept insurance?
Your health insurance may cover services such as Acupuncture, Electro-stimulation therapy and massage. Our clinic may help you verify your coverage. We also accept HSA (Health Spending Accounts) and FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts). For more information please contact our office via email at: Qinyan@csAcupunctureHerb.com.
You can contact your insurance company with the following questions:
Does my insurance policy cover Acupuncture?
What specific condition does my insurance cover?
Is pre-authorization required?
Do I have any deductible / co-pay? If so, how much?
Are there any limitations?
Does Acupuncture hurt?
With an experienced practitioner, Acupuncture causes minimal to no pain. The needles used during Acupuncture are very fine and are nothing like the hypodermic needles used to give injections at a doctor's office. A patient may feel a slight prick similar to a mosquito bite when the needle is first inserted. At times, a tingling, dull ache, or warm sensation may be experienced at the point where the needle is inserted. This is a desired affect and should not be uncomfortable. Patients often feel so relaxed that they will fall asleep.
How often do I have to come?
Treatments are done on a weekly basis, usually three times a week for the first two weeks, twice a week for a month or so, and once a week after that. Once the condition has been controlled and you are symptom-free, the treatments are done less frequently.
Problems that have been around for a long time usually take more treatments to resolve than ones that have come about recently. Your treatment course will be determined after the first visit and reassessed after each session.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required depends on the severity of your condition and how long you’ve had the illness.
In China, after the first initial consultation and examination you would receive a series of daily treatments over the course of two to four weeks (of course in China acupuncture is widely mainstream and 100% covered by insurance). In order to increase the accumulated effects of treatment and increase your body's healing capacity, we recommend that you initially receive 2-4 treatments a week.
Generally speaking a half dozen to a dozen treatments will stabilize your condition. This depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of the complaint.
Generally from one dozen to 20 treatments are adequate for the majority of chronic disorders. Some acute conditions may only require several treatments and some degenerative conditions may require as many as 40 or more treatments. However, the patient has the right to expect that their major complaint will be addressed and treated in a direct and timely manner. The frequency of treatments will become less as your body starts to heal itself. We strongly recommend correcting the root of your problem, not the symptoms. To maximize your optimal health we also suggest adding into your budget regular treatments every couple of weeks.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Health Savings Account.
Prior to arrival:
Our Clinic offers our client form(s) online so you can download and complete them in the convenience of your own home or office.
Acupuncture Arbitration Consent Form (Patients receiving acupuncture please sign)
Acupuncture Intake Form (Patients receiving acupuncture please sign)
Massage Intake Form (Patients receiving massage please sign)
GuaSha & Cupping Intake Form (Patients receiving GuaSha and/or cupping please sign)
This lets us know the history and current state of your health. What questions, concerns, goals, regarding acupuncture can we help you with? Let us know!
Just like a westen Medical Doctor, we will assess your physical condition, by identifying symptoms, uncovering your medical history and any external factors that may impact your health and well-being, through an extended interview. Then we will estabolished individualized plan to restore your health.
Typically you will experience:
A lengthly interview process including question that you may have never been asked before
Insightful questioning and the sense that the doctor is already hot on the trail of a spot-on diagnosis.
Tanking of the pulse and observing the tongue (four diagnosis)
Determine the stage to which the disease has developed, location of the disease and the amount of the body's strength and resistance to fight the disease.
Estabolish personalized treatment plan, acupuncture? herb medicine? Massage? Cupping?
A variety of reactions during treatment, possible restimulation of the needles, and eventual removal of the needles (If used)
Discussion of the treatment, delivery of herbal formula or other recommended supplements.
Scheduling of follow-up, possible contact mid-stream if the appointment is far away.
The work of acupuncture and Chinese medicine related treatment usually continues for several days after the treatment as your body realigns around this “new information.” If you are concerned about your reactions or anything else, feel absolutely free to contact us.
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