Curious, But Unsure?
If you haven’t yet experienced the benefits of acupuncture first hand, you probably have some basic questions. Some of the most common questions are addressed below, but never hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email. For your convenience, you can send us an email simply by using the form at the bottom of this page.
· Autoimmune and Endocrine
· Cancer Symptomatology
· Gynecological and Urogenital
· Head, Ear, Nose, and Throat
· Neurological and Psycho-emotional
· Stress and Fatigue
Treatments typically last 45-60 minutes.
Please bring or wear loose-fitted clothing, such as a comfortable T-shirt and pair of shorts.
An acute condition (i.e. muscle spasm from a soccer game two days prior) typically requires 1-3 treatments. When conditions are more chronic, the body requires more time to transform. On average, patients need 6-10 treatments. Many patients enjoy acupuncture as a part of their long-term wellness practice and for maintenance. At the time of initial visit, we will discuss a treatment plan that is suitable to your current lifestyle and current focus.
Yes. In fact, acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments available. We use sterile, single-use, disposable needles. The National Institute of Health states that “one of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs and other accepted medical procedures used for the same condition.” Licensed Acupuncturists receive extensive training in universal precautions and those precautions specific to this field.
Nobody likes the idea of needles. However, it’s important to know that acupuncture needles are flexible and as thin as a strand of hair. Unlike hypodermic needles used for injections, acupuncture needles are not hollow and sometimes feel more like a tiny pinch. Very often, patients don’t even realize a needle has been inserted. Once the needles are placed, you might experience some interesting sensations, such as a dull ache, tingling, warmth, or the feeling of floating. Usually, patients experience a deep relaxation and go into a semi-sleep state.
New Jersey’s insurance coverage for acupuncture is rapidly growing; however, not all insurance companies cover this modality yet. It is important to call and check with your insurance company once a year to find out whether they will cover your treatments. We can supply you with the necessary receipts and insurance codes for you to submit for reimbursement. Additionally, very often Flexible Spending Plans cover Acupuncture, so be sure to check with your employer.
- Initial Visit: $120 (1 hour and 15 minutes)
- Follow-up Visits: $100 (1 hour)
- Student, Senior Citizen, and Veteran Rate: $85 for Follow-up Visits.
- Pediatrics (ages 12 and under): $50 for Follow-up Visits; $75 for Initial Visits.
Acupunture Treatment Packages (Kristin Grey Apple, LAc):
- 7 prepaid treatments for $575 (*Each Treatment $82)
- 14 prepaid treatments for $1,050 (*Each Treatment $75)
*Treatment Packages can include the longer “Initial Visit,” provided the package is purchased in advance of that visit.