Providing pain relief and Traditional Chinese Medicine

New Patients

Please click on the New Patient Forms page and fill-out your questionnaire and bring it to your first appointment.

1. What can you expect during our 30 minute health evaluation?
There will be no acupuncture treatment. We will be discussing all aspects of your health and areas of your life that affect health. Linda will be checking your pulse, tongue, blood pressure, and other non-invasive techniques for diagnosis. During this one-on-one health evaluation, Linda will assess your general condition and provide advice on how you can maintain a pain-free, stress-free, and drug-free healthy lifestyle.

2. What should you expect during your first acupuncture session?
Linda will again check your pulse and tongue, and ask questions about your health that week. You will be lying on a soft comfortable treatment table. There will be soft soothing music in the background. Then Linda will start placing the appropriate needles in the points needed to treat your specific medical condition. I may leave the needles in for 20 or 30 minutes. Cupping or moxibustion may also be used before, after, or while you have needles in.

3. Will acupuncture hurt?
Rarely. Linda uses the Japanese method, so you often never feel the needles at all. If one does hurt, tell Linda and she will adjust it or remove it.

4. Treatments are $80 each. See my package page for frequency discounts.


Payment is expected day of service unless insurance is covering your visit. Linda will provide Superbills so you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Many of our patients inquire about what options are available to them to help pay for their treatments. You might be unaware that there could be several avenues available to you for payment assistance.

Health Insurance Some insurance plans do provide coverage for acupuncture treatments. Check with your health insurer to ask whether acupuncture treatments are covered under your policy. If there is coverage, you’ll need to ask whether it only applies to certain conditions and certain providers. We can assist you in submitting your claim forms.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Spending Accounts (HSAs) For those of you who have FSAs and HSAs, your acupuncture expenses are typically eligible for reimbursement from these accounts. (See IRS Publications 969 and 502 for more information.)

Worker’s Compensation for worker’s compensation claims. Make sure you have filed all of the necessary paperwork with your HR department. Bring in any information about your claim.

Medicare Medicare does not cover acupuncture treatments at this time. However, if you have a secondary form of health insurance, that insurer might provide such benefits. We can help you obtain the documentation you need from Medicare in order to have your claim processed with your health insurer.

Tax Deduction for Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses For any amounts paid for acupuncture that are not otherwise reimbursed by your insurer or from your FSA or HSA, you might be eligible to claim these expenses as itemized tax deductions. Check with your accountant to see if you qualify for this deduction. (See IRS Publication 502 for more information.)

This information is not intended to provide you with legal or tax advice or make any guarantees as to payment options that will be available to you.
Please click on the New Patient Forms page and fill-out your questionnaire and bring it to your first appointment.