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How much does a session of acupuncture cost?

Thumbtack Editors

Acupuncture cost will vary depending on session length, practitioner experience and education, and regional averages. Learn the average cost of acupuncture in your area. In general, acupuncture cost is higher for the initial intake session, and subsequent treatment sessions cost less. The initial session is often longer because it requires more time for the practitioner to assess patients’ health needs and create a treatment plan. The typical cost of a first visit to an acupuncturist is $100-$150, depending on where you live, local demand and the experience level of the acupuncturist.

After the initial session, many acupuncture providers charge a lower rate for ongoing or follow-up sessions. The lower rate is possible because the office has already processed the patient’s paperwork and created a new patient profile. In addition, the acupuncturist has already created a treatment plan and done a thorough health assessment of patient needs. Ongoing sessions may range in cost from $55 to $100. You may be able to purchase a package of sessions at one time for a lower cost per session.

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