What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes! We do at least 50 hours of continuing education every 2 years for acupuncture in the State of California. However, as a teacher...I'm always learning and perfecting my craft, so that number is much higher in reality.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We are in-network for many major insurance companies, such as Anthem, Blue Shield, Aetna, and Healthnet. So many people can access our services for very reasonable rates. In addition, many insurance companies have wellness discounts if you do to an in-network provider, even if you don't have insurance. Insurance can be complicated, so feel free to ask us questions, and we'll try our best to guide you through.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you choose a qualified acupuncturist with a valid state license. You can check the status of an acupuncture license online as well, and we even have a link on our website. A quality acupuncturist should explain clearly what to expect before, during, and after a treatment, and should check in with you to make sure you are comfortable every step of the way. =)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can treat SO many things. I find people are often very surprised to find out that things like migraines, and sleeping issues, get very good results from acupuncture. I really like treating headaches and migraines because they affect quality of life for people in some pretty dramatic ways, but we usually see immediate reductions in frequency and severity. So once patients begin using acupuncture for these conditions, and they see how easily improvements occur, they always wish someone told about this as an option earlier. You can see a link to some of the commonly treated conditions for acupuncture on my website.