I want to make acupuncture done by a well-trained acupuncturist affordable to everyone!
As a courtesy, please give as much notice as is possible to cancel or re-schedule visits so that appointment times will be available for scheduling other patients. If you do not give a full business day’s notice a $45.00 cancellation fee will be charged to your account.Late Policy
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for any appointment you will forfeit your appointment and will be charged the cancellation fee stated above.Insurance Coverage
A growing number of Health Insurance companies are reimbursing for acupuncture, however each insurance plan can vary in their coverage. We recommend that you call your insurer to ask what their specific requirements are for covering acupuncture services. Regardless of whether your insurance covers acupuncture, we require full payment at the time of each treatment. If your insurance policy covers acupuncture services, we will provide you with a “superbill” (an invoice containing all the appropriate billing codes) for you to submit to your insurance company. This system works best for us and allows us to keep costs down for everyone.Financial Policy
Payment is expected at the time services are rendered unless a signed financial agreement has been prepared in advance. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa and Mastercard. A $25.00 fee will be charged on all returned checks. We realize that health needs do not always coincide with financial means. When your treatment requires several visits, we will be happy to give you an estimate of the total treatment length and the approximate costs. If you have a special situation or need, please let us know and we will tailor a payment plan designed for your unique circumstances. All herbs, supplements and supplies must be paid for in full at the time they are dispensed. This is over and above any signed financial agreement.
Any collection costs, including but not limited to, the reasonable attorney's fees of Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center, LLC, arising out of, or in connection with collection of past due balances shall be borne by the patient.
Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body that have been determined over thousands of years of research and study to have varying positive effects on the body. The use of acupuncture points involves the application of theories about the human body and the circulation of vital energy that have been established, recorded, studied and tested first in China and then all over the world.
There are a wide variety of ways of doing acupuncture – I prefer a gentle, focused method that puts great intention into each point. I sometimes will use as few as two needles, and rarely more than a dozen. Acupuncture almost universally leaves a person feeling very relaxed and open, and often can have profound effects including emotional releases and changes in old symptoms and diseases.
Acupuncture also has adjunct therapies that use the same points on the body, but involve different applications. Moxibustion is the use of a special preparation of an herb that is placed on the body at specific points and burned, warming the body and producing a wonderful feeling of movement and nourishment. Cupping is the application of sterile glass cups to certain regions of the body. The cups then may be moved or left in place, depending on desired effect. It generally is a very relaxing treatment that is especially good for musculo-skeletal conditions.
Meditation is a extremely powerful exercise that can be done for many reasons. Jim Eleczko, LAc meditates daily and has been studying meditation for over 11 years. Since there has been so many reports on meditation in the media we have created a tumblr account to keep you informed of the studies we find interesting.
Qigong is a powerful form of exercise that utilizes simple movements and visualizations to create strong functional health, emotional balance and increase the body's vital energy.
Taijiquan is an ancient Chinese practice with a martial art foundation. Although still used by some as a martial art for self-defense, Taiji is now used by millions of people for its proven health benefits. Practitioners report increased energy levels, improved coordination and balance, increased mental clarity, better sleep, less pain, improved digestion, decreased stress, and balanced blood pressure.
Jim Eleczko, LAc was taught this form by Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong who distilled it into 18 movements. This short zen taiji form is focused on the movement of energy for optimal health benefits, it is powerful enough to yield enormous health benefits yet can be performed in the time span of a normal workday break if so desired.