Frequently Asked Questions
- Why acupuncture?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is one of, if not the oldest documented medicine in the world. It is one of the most effective, natural, drug-free therapies available in the United States. Furthermore, Acupuncture has extremely low risk of negative side effects and is often experienced as relaxing and pain free, yes, pain free. With acupuncture, the mind and body are treated simultaneously, and at Tigerlily Acupuncture, we offer this beneficial, compassionate healthcare in a relaxing and rejuvenating environment.
- What can acupuncture treat?
- Chronic pain sufferers
- Menstrual disorders
- Low back pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Sleep Disturbances
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Morning Sickness
- Nicotine Addictions
- Drug and Alcohol Addictions
- Chronic Fatigue
- Common Cold
- Dental Pain
- Digestive Disorders
- Emotional Problems
- Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD
- What is a treatment like?
Upon arriving, you will be greeted and given a detailed patient information packet. This usually takes from 15-20 minutes to fill out. After reviewing your information, we will talk about your health, your symptoms, and your goals. This initial conversation is one of the most important parts of your treatment because it gives us the accurate picture we need to identify the imbalances present in you at that moment in your life.
In concluding the initial health interview, we then ask you to lie down on the massage table. We take your pulse and look at your tongue which helps us formulate the appropriate diagnosis for you. Next, the soothing music begins; now you are ready for acupuncture. Most of the acupuncture points we will initially use are located below the elbow and knee and extend to the hand and foot. We place the thin, painless needles in specific points that we determine are necessary to achieve your stated health concern and goals. This first appointment is typically 30 minutes longer than follow up appointments, giving us more time to accurately discover your individual health picture and effectively design and implement a treatment strategy for you.
The total time for your first appointment is 60-90 minutes. Follow up appointments average 60 minutes.
- Do the needles hurt?
The feeling caused by acupuncture is different from person to person. Some people feel a slight pinch, a slight ache or a tingling sensation as the needles are inserted, but most feel no pain. The needles are tiny, often slightly larger than a whisker.
- How Many Treatments Will I need?
Often there are positive results in 1-10 sessions. Frequently there is total elimination of the pain or problem; at the least, there is usually a lessening of pain or symptoms. Comparatively, acupuncture is an inexpensive and non-invasive way to overcome most health concerns.
- How Much Does A Treatment Costs?
- First time consult with Treatment at TigerLily are $120
- Followup Treatments at TigerLily are $75.
- The Herbal prescriptions we recommend range from $10 to $60.
- Herbal Consultations that exclude Acupuncture are $60
- Nutritional Consultations that exclude Acupuncture are $60
- NRT ( Nutrition Response Testing) initial visits are $90
- NRT ( Nutrition Response Testing) followup visits are $60
- Cancellation/ Missed appointment fee $75
- All Prices are based on payments made at time of service
- Do you Take Insurance?
YES!! Some insurance companies provide acupuncture benefits. We will contact your provider to discover what types of alternative therapies they cover and how many visits are allowed per year.
- Do you take Credit Cards?
Yes, we take American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard including debit Visa, cash, personal checks, and pre-paid gift certificates.
- Cancellation Policy
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for ALL scheduled appointments. Please give us 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid any fees including loss of Gift certificate value or other special offer values.