512•336•7424  |  11673 Jollyville

 

FAQ

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture stimulates the body's ability to heal itself, by activating specific points on the body which improves the circulation of blood. Acupuncture also encourages the release of endorphins and cortisol which are the body's natural pain relievers and healers. Acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself.

What is the best way for me to find out if Acupuncture will help me?

We offer a complimentary evaluation/exam for you to meet with our Acupuncturist, Dee Ann Newbold. This service will help you get your questions answered, see the treatment rooms, and allow us to evaluate your candidacy for acupuncture. In addition, you will meet with the Acupuncture Medical and Research Centre staff so that any questions regarding our office procedures, your insurance policy and treatment fees can be addressed.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Not at our office! Dee Ann Newbold is trained in pain free techniques making the acupuncture painless. At the most, it is like a mosquito bite. Acupuncture can have you living pain free, healthy and enjoying life!

What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture treats a variety of disorders including: headaches, migraines, back pain, arthritis, shoulder pain, neck pain, whiplash; as well as addictive disorders: nicotine, alcohol, and overeating. In addition, acupuncture is being used to treat, poor circulation, edema, carpal tunnel syndrome, allergies, sciatica, infertility, PMS, shingles, eczema, immuno-suppressive disorders & many more too numerous to mention. We also utilize acupuncture for facial rejuvenation. The results may have you looking 5-10 years younger!

When can I schedule my appointments so I can get the best time slot for me?

Simply call 512•336•7424 and schedule now. We offer appointments Monday-Friday from 9am to 5:30pm. We book several appointments in advance for our clients so that they can manage their own schedules while still getting the appointment times that help most. For added convenience we accept scheduling by email (for our established clients). Simply email us your requested appointment times and we will set it up for you and get you on the road to feeling great again.

What happens during a treatment?

 

Your first visit will take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. First, we ask you to fill out a medical history form. Dee Ann will go over this form with you and review your case. Each client's therapy is different depending on individual history. In reviewing your individual case, she will be able to tell you if acupuncture can help. If you decide to proceed with treatment, Dee Ann will go through various diagnostics to see what your body tells her. Specific points will then be selected for the actual treatment. The treatment takes between 35-55 minutes. During the first visit, Dee Ann will give you a treatment plan for addressing your condition/challenge. As you progress, your case will be evaluated and the number of visits could increase or decrease depending on how your system responds to acupuncture.

Follow up visits are 45 to 75 minutes in length.

What type of response can I expect?

 

Each person responds differently. Your response can be immediate or delayed, dramatic, or slow and subtle. The only way to tell is to watch for differences. With pain conditions, look for any diminished effect regarding the intensity. With functional disorders, such as constipation or allergies, the desired effect may take more time.

My insurance does not include acupuncture and traditional medicine. What can I do to get coverage?

 

The insurance policy you have is between you and your insurance company. You are the customer!

They are the broker for specific policies. Remember this! If you want acupuncture and traditional medicine covered under your policy, let your voice be heard. Tell them! The insurance company will listen to you. They can make changes at the next renewal of your policy, or risk losing your business. You have the power to request specific line item coverage within your policy. Also, be aware that sometimes they will include acupuncture as a covered therapy only if a medical doctor provides it. For your information, in Texas, medical doctors are not required by law to have any training in acupuncture before they are able to provide this therapy to a patient. As a consumer, you must request the specialist in the field, a Texas-licensed acupuncturist. By going to a Texas-licensed acupuncturist, you are assured that they have over 1800 hours of specific training in acupuncture and traditional medicine. Why settle for less?