What to Expect, $ Rates, Treatment Options

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by

What to expect at an Acupuncture appointment

At your first appointment please come 15 mins early to fill out the Health History Intake form and other necessary paperwork. To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most, your practitioner may ask you many questions about your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle. He or she may also closely examine:
•The parts of your body that are painful
•The shape, coating and color of your tongue
•The color of your face
•The strength, rhythm and quality of the pulse in your wrist

This initial appointment may take 60 minutes. Subsequent appointments usually take 45-60 mins. A common treatment plan for a single complaint would typically involve 6 to 20 treatments, scheduled over a few weeks/months. Chronic pain issues typically take much longer, as they have been with you longer. The more acute the issues, the easier it is to help.

During acupuncture
Acupuncture points are located in all areas of the body. Sometimes the appropriate points are far removed from the area of your pain. Your acupuncture practitioner will tell you the general location of the planned treatment and if articles of clothing need to be removed. If appropriate, a gown, towel or sheet will be provided to preserve your modesty. After you lie down on a padded table or are comfortably seated in a chair, the treatment begins.
•Needle insertion. Acupuncture needles are very thin, so insertion usually causes very little discomfort. Between five and 40 needles are used in a typical treatment. You may feel nothing at all once the needles are in. Some patients can feel the ‘qi’ or energy movement in the body once the needles are placed. This often feels like a warm, cold, or heavy sensation in the body.
•Needle retention & removal. In most cases, the needles will remain in place for 20 to 30 minutes while you lie still and relax or fall asleep. There is usually no sensation of discomfort when the needles are removed. Your acupuncture practitioner will discard the needles after removal.

After acupuncture
Some people feel relaxed while others feel energized after an acupuncture treatment.

PRICING
Poke accepts cash, check, and all major credit cards. Full payment always expected at time of service.

Poke Acupuncture sessions are held at Pinnacle Health & Fitness in Fitchburg
5973 Executive Dr, Fitchburg, WI 53719

Session price will be assessed based on treatment plan need. We strive to get all patients feeling better as soon as possible so your care plan price will reflect that.

Session length: 45-90 mins

Cupping only — $40. No diagnosis will be made for a cupping-only session. Local therapy only.
Session length: 25-30 mins

Home/Facility Visit

$250 per session

Enjoy an Acupuncture treatment in your home or care facility. Amanda will travel within a 30 mile radius to treat you in the comfort of your own environment. By appointment only, must be seen in Clinic first for full evaluation to be eligible for possible home visit option. This option is designed for patients who may be too ill to come in or can not drive due to impairment.