Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese method of healing, involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into particular points of the body known as "acupuncture points."
Chinese medical theory holds that acupuncture works by normalizing the balance of Qi (vital energy) throughout the body.
Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. Many studies have been done addressing the efficacy of acupuncture treatments.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference on Acupuncture found that the data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western
medical therapies. The NIH also noted that the incidence of adverse effects of acupuncture is substantially lower than that of many drugs or accepted medical procedures
used for the same conditions.
Through clinical trials, The World Health Organization found that acupuncture can be beneficial in treating many medical conditions ranging from neurological and
gastrointestinal to mental and emotional conditions. The official report titled Acupuncture:
Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials
, lists the following symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown to be treated effectively
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Hypertension, essential & primary
Induction of labour
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
To read the report and view additional diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture may be effective, please
Meet Our Team:
Teerawong Kasiolarn, ND, MSAc, LAc
Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture Society of Virginia
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Important Acupuncture Information
For your convenience, we are now able to file claims on behalf of our patients for acupuncture services with various insurance carriers pending verification of benefits.
Current participating insurance carriers include:
- Cigna/Great West
- Coventry (First Health, CCN, Southern Health)
All co-pays and deductibles will apply. Please check our Web site regularly for an updated list of participating insurance carriers.
Acupuncture visits will now be $60 per visit. Patients with insurance benefits will have a claim filed on their behalf, including Community Acupuncture sessions. Self-pay patients for Community Acupuncture will be eligible for discount. Pre-paid acupuncture series will no longer be available for purchase.