Acupuncture Treatment

Sterile, one-time use acupuncture pins applied to the upper back.

Acupuncture is one component of Chinese medicine. It is the practice of inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are often as fine as a cat’s whisker) into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner. It is popular because of its effectiveness in treating a wide variety of symptoms without side effects.

Initial Treatment

The initial acupuncture session lasts about 90 minutes. It consists of a discussion of symptoms, a review of major body systems, a brief family history and acupuncture treatment. An acupuncture session may also include other therapies like moxa, cupping and gua sha (as needed.)

Follow-up Treatment

The follow-up session includes an abbreviated intake and at least 30 mins of goal oriented treatment. The treatment session spans approximately 60 minutes and is part of a series of treatments designed to further the treatment goals.

All one-on-one acupuncture treatments occur in a serene, private setting and include the proven health benefits of the Professional BioMat 7000MX. The BioMat adds a warm and deeply relaxing experience to the acupuncture treatments. If interested, stand-alone BioMat sessions can be scheduled as well in 30 and 60 minute increments.

Payment is due at the time of service. Payment methods include: cash, credit/debit card, Health Savings Account (HSA) debit card and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) debit cards.

You can book a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. Use the button above to request a consult or to schedule your appointment.

Chris is a preferred provider with:

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
CareFirst BlueChoice

What about health insurance?

Acupuncture services are eligible for reimbursement under many health insurance plans and each plan is different. Contact your insurance provider and ask:

  1. Is acupuncture included in my insurance coverage?
  2. For what conditions is it covered?
  3. Are there any exceptions?

Be sure to request and note a reference number from the member service agent to document the information provided.

๐Ÿ™‚ Option 1: Acupuncture is included

Provide the following insurance information when scheduling using the Client Portal and I can pre-process your acupuncture coverage details:

  • Patient’s full name and Date of Birth (mm-dd-yyyy)
  • The full name and dob of the primary policy holder (if not the patient)
  • The name of insurance carrier
  • Patient’s insurance ID # (Group # is not required)
  • The telephone number for “Providers” (aka “Customer Service” or “Claims & Benefits”) that is usually on the back of your insurance card

๐Ÿ™‚ Option 2: Acupuncture is included, but Chris is out-of-network

A monthly statement called a “Superbill” can be provided for you to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Use the member phone number on the back of your insurance card to explore with your insurance provider their specific out-of-network provider terms for acupuncture. Your Superbills are accessible through the Client Portal 24 hours a day.

๐Ÿ™ Option 3: Acupuncture is not covered

More health insurance plans are covering acupuncture to treat chronic pain and other symptoms but not all health plans include acupuncture.

The following treatment fees are collected at the “time of service”:

  • Initial Treatment (about 90 mins): $140.00
  • Follow-up Treatment  (about 60 mins): $80.00


Use the Request Appointment link to book a FREE 15-min phone consult to discuss your concerns.