This appointment will last 90 minutes and includes an introductory acupuncture treatment. During this visit, you will be interviewed regarding your current condition, lifestyle, and overall health. Relevant medical history will be reviewed and you are encouraged to bring any recent lab work, imaging reports (x-rays, MRI, ultrasound, etc.), current medication lists, or any other information you would like to provide. After performing any necessary diagnostics and examinations, we will discuss your current concerns and develop a treatment plan tailored to your wellness goals.
A regular session will last around 60 minutes, and will include a brief interview followed by treatment. Treatment includes acupuncture and adjunctive therapies (electrostimulation, cupping, moxibustion, and body work). Herbs and supplements may also be suggested depending on the condition. Acupuncture's effects are cumulative and are most effective when administered in a series of treatments. However, the number and frequency of treatments varies from patient to patient. It is generally recommended to receive acupuncture one to two times per week to begin with, especially when the condition is acute.
A Herbal Consultation is a 30-45 minute, one-on-one appointment with our Chinese Herbal Medicine specialist. This session will consist of an interview, tongue and pulse diagnosis, and other forms of palpatory and observational Chinese diagnosis techniques. You will be prescribed a Herbal Formula that is custom tailored to your current presentation. These formulas add to the effectiveness of your treatments, providing quicker and longer lasting results when used in combination with Acupuncture. Please check out our page on Chinese Herbal Medicine for more information.
At the moment, OAMA currently accepts a variety of insurance plans. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider prior to treatments. Verification of insurance is required in order to submit payments. This process may take up to 72 hours. Payment will be required until billing is sorted out.
If acupuncture is covered by your current health plan a receipt with the necessary information for a potential reimbursement from your provider can be provided.
Payment is due at time of service. OAMA accepts all major credit card companies. Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA) are also acceptable forms of payment.
Acupuncturists are diligently working with legislation to achieve wider coverage and acceptance by insurance companies. We currently do not cover Medicare or Medicaid plans.