We are very excited to be offering acupuncture at both of our WIMB locations.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, single-use, sterile needles into specific locations to activate the flow of Qi and blood throughout the body. Qi is often described as an “energy” or “life force”, however, Qi can be more easily understood as the physiological processes and movements that take place in the body to maintain normal function. When these movements are disrupted, broken, or absent, dysfunction and disease can occur. An acupuncturist only selects points for treatment after a thorough exam and history. The history, signs, and symptoms of each patient create a Chinese medicine pattern which in turn determines where the needles are utilized.
What can acupuncture treat?
Our acupuncturists specialize in the care of musculoskeletal injuries. They use a combination of traditional acupuncture techniques and Orthopedic Acupuncture, which utilizes specific points in and around muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints to treat dysfunctional movement patterns.
They also specialize in the treatment of:
· Acute and chronic pain
· Headaches and migraines
· OB/GYN and women’s health
· Digestive disorders
· Stress-related disorders
· Men’s and women’s urogenital and reproductive disorders.
If your aliment isn’t listed, it doesn’t mean we can’t be helpful! Give us a call or send an email to one of our acupuncturists, Bryan: DrKent@wellnessinmotionboston.com or Meghan: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn if acupuncture fits for your needs.
What to expect during your appointment
Depending on your chief complaint, your new appointment will last anywhere from 60-75 minutes with follow up appointments lasting 45 minutes to 1 hour. The number and location of needles inserted will vary each appointment and may including electrical stimulation. We use incredibly fine needles so needle insertion is often painless. It does not resemble the sensation you’d feel with the hypodermic needles used to administer injections.
Cost and Insurance Coverage
Our acupuncture services may be covered through your insurance. If it is, we can provide you a treatment receipt to be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
· New Patient Visits: $125.00
***If you are an existing chiropractic patient at WIMB, you will receive a discounted New Patient Visit of $100.00.
· Follow up Visits: $75.00
All acupuncture appointments must be scheduled through our office manager, Sanya. Please call the office at 857 305 3392. Unfortunately, we are unable to use the on-line scheduling system for acupuncture appointments.
Starting July 1st, 2018 both WIMB locations will institute a strict $50 fee for any Acupuncture cancellations within 12 hours of your scheduled appointment. No further appointments will be scheduled until that fee is paid in full.
We understand that emergencies and illness do occur, please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to make your appointment. These cases will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Thank you for your understanding.