Please take time to read this beforehand when you book your appointment. It will guide you on ‘What to Expect’ and ‘How to Prepare’ for your session:
I see clients one-on-one in my Tribeca office: 368 Broadway Suite 501, Manhattan 10013
For home-visits e-mail me
Crystal Medicine Readings can also be scheduled online, via FaceTime or Skype.
All clients must sign the HIPPA (confidentiality and release) form to legally safeguard their privacy.
All clients booking an Acupuncture Session for the first time, must also sign a Patient Consent and Health History form. Please complete them online for review prior to the appointment.
All clients must sign a credit card authorization form. Credit cards are required to hold your appointment.
The entire duration of your session, I want to focus on you. Therefore I am requesting that all payment transactions are due in full before your treatment.
Arrive on the time reserved for your appointment. Arriving 5 minutes earlier will help you unwind and relax. If you are late and another client is scheduled right after you, your session will have to end within your reserved time.
RATES OF SERVICES
New Patient Consultation and Treatment: $225
Follow up treatments: $180
Payments are due in full at the time of your appointment and I ask that all payment transactions be due right beforehand, so the entire duration of your session, I can just focus on you!
Credit cards are required to hold the appointment. They will will be used as payment source, unless you indicate otherwise.
You may also pay in cash or check. (There is a $35 dollars fee for returned checks).
I deeply commit to offer all my clients quality and availability of care. I therefore use a cancellation policy. All appointments require advanced notification of cancellation by 9am of the previous business day prior to the scheduled appointment. Whether you are canceling or rescheduling, please give a minimum of 24 hours. Otherwise, you will be responsible for the full amount of the appointment and your credit card on file will be charged in full for the time that had been reserved for you.
Certain Insurance Plans cover acupuncture services. I am an out of network provider for Aetna, Cigna, United/Oxford, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
E-mail me with the following information so I can verify if your plan includes acupuncture coverage, usually within a day:
Full name on the card as stated
Date of birth
I can also provide a super-bill that can be easily submitted to your health insurance provider for reimbursement.
What should I wear and do before a session
Wear loose fitting or comfortable clothes that can be rolled above your knees and elbows.
Please do not come to a session on an empty stomach, but do avoid eating a heavy meal one hour prior and after your treatment.
Please refrain from drinking alcohol 24 hours before our session.
Acupuncture treatments may also integrate moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and dietary and lifestyle advice, based on your specialized Chinese diagnosis.
To find out more about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, please click here.
I am NYS licensed and board certified acupuncturist with over 10 years of experience. Acupuncture is a natural and painless medicine. I use sterile, single-use, stainless steel needles that are hair-thin. The experience of being needled during an acupuncture treatment cannot be compared to having an injection. Acupuncture needles are designed differently to not harm the skin. Needle insertion on the skin is very gentle that you often cannot even feel it.
How many Acupuncture sessions do I need?
People respond to treatment differently. Acute Conditions generally will take a few treatments to resolve. Sometimes a client’s chief complaint may be resolved in just a couple of sessions. In chronic conditions resolution is a process that takes longer time and commitment to unravel and fully resolve. Chronic conditions typically benefit from more frequent and regular sessions. Optimal and sustainable results tend to occur with 2 - 3 weekly treatments over the course of 2-3 months. When you experience improvements that feel sustainable, you can decrease the treatments to 1 - 2 per week, and eventually taper off. Because each treatment builds on the last, I expect you to feel slowly yet progressively better with each treatment. After condition stabilizes or symptoms do not reappear one treatment every one to two weeks will be sufficient to consolidate the progress.
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