Initial Visit (Includes Acupuncture Treatment)
Follow-up Acupuncture Treatments
Non-Senior (Through Age 67)
Senior (68 + )
Fertility Patients Initial Visit (2 Hours)
Herbal and Supplement Consult
Herbal Formulas and Supplements Prices Vary
Payment options include Check, Debit Cards, Mastercard, and Visa.
Roxanne accepts all OPTUM patients; Sutter HMO, United Health Care. She also accepts Sutter Select UMR and the Veteran’s insurance, Triwest.
Linda accepts all OPTUM patients; United Health Care and Sutter Health HMO.
PLEASE NOTE: Prior authorization is necessary before making first appointment. Please call East West Acupuncture Center to have us verify insurance.
If you have a different insurance that covers acupuncture, a super bill can be supplied to submit to your insurance company. It can be submitted to any insurance company, including car insurance. The superbill has all the medical and legal information needed for your insurance company to possibly reimburse you.
HSA, FSA Plans, and Taxes
Acupuncture is considered a qualified medical care expense for both Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving accounts.
The IRS recognizes acupuncture as a qualified medical expense.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the treatment last?
The first visit is 1 ½ hours. I take time to get to know you as a whole person, not just your physical ailment. The follow-up sessions last an hour. The time the needles are in is 30-45 minutes.
Does acupuncture hurt? What does it feel like?
I tell women that the worse it will feel would be like plucking your eyebrows. Usually there is no feeling with needle insertion. The needles are thin, like a strand of hair. While relaxing with the needles in place you may feel a heavy, warm or tingling sensation. It is fine not to feel anything too, the treatment is still working. About half the patients fall asleep during the treatment.
When should I expect to notice a change in my condition?
Usually patients feel a little better after each visit. Sometimes they have remarkable improvements, and occasionally even after 3-4 visits they don’t notice any changes. In order to make a proper evaluation it is important to continue treatment for at least 3-4 visits. Just as everybody is different, so are their healing responses.
How often should I get acupuncture treatments?
If you are having an acute pain, like a sprain or muscle strain, you should get 2-3 treatments a week. If you have a chronic condition once a week is sufficient. The longer a chronic condition has existed the longer it will probably take for it to resolve. Some patients like monthly maintenence treatments to prevent further flare-ups. This is the ideal treatment regiment.
For more information about acupuncture and California licensure, please visit State of California Acupuncture Board.
Chinese herbal medicine is quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular and effective alternative therapies. One of the reasons Chinese herbal medicine is so successful for treating many common complaints is because it is based on the individual patient. The products I carry are certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), TLC (thin layer chromatography) — a way to make sure that the correct plant is being used, and tested for heavy metals and pesticides.