Frequently Asked Questions

  • Appointments are by appointment only and the schedule varies.
  • A series of treatments are usually necessary to resolve a condition.
  • Each case is treated individually. An evaluation is required to determine requirements.
  • Treatment times vary in length and frequency. You should allow approximately 90 minutes for your initial intake and treatment. Allow 60 minutes for follow up treatments.
  • You should feel more peaceful and relaxed during treatment.
  • There is little or no pain as, exceptionally fine, sterile, disposable needles are used. Each person has varying sensitivities.
  • Treatments are available without the use of needles.
  • Herbal formulas are usually prescribed to enhance the acupuncture treatments.
  • Children of all ages are treated.
  • Those younger than 6 years may be treated using massage and/or electrical probes and specialized tools.
  • Some insurance companies cover acupuncture. I can provide you with a billing form but will not bill the insurance for you.
  • Complimentary 15-minute consultations by phone or in person are available. (In person recommended)

Commonly Treated Conditions

allergies

anxiety

arthritis

asthma

alcohol and drug tx

alcohol and drug tx

back pain

bladder problems

bronchitis, bronchiectasis

effects of chemotherapy

childhood illnesses

circulation problems

constipation

common cold

COPD

cough

depression

diarrhea

dizziness

fatigue

fibromyalgia

gallbladder problems

gastrointestinal D/O

gout

gynecological D/O

headache

heart problems

high blood pressure

immune deficiency

influenza

intestinal gas

kidney function

menopause

menstrual related D/O

migraine

Numbness

pain and stiffness

paralysis

rhinitis

sciatica

sexual dysfunction

shingles

sinusitis

skin problems

stress and tension

tendonitis

Montana Scope of practice:

"Acupuncture" is a form of primary health care that is developed from traditional oriental and modern medical philosophies for providing evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of human conditions, ailments, diseases, injuries, or infirmities. The term includes the manual, mechanical, injection, thermal, vibrational, electrical and electromagnetic stimulation and treatment of traditional and modern acupuncture points, trigger points, motor points, and ashi (reactive) points on the human body for promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and prevention of disease. The term also includes but is not limited to auricular acupuncture, body acupuncture, distal acupuncture, dry needling, point bleeding, and point injection.

Adjunctive therapies included in, but not exclusive to, acupuncture include:

  1. herbal and nutritional recommendations.
  2. therapeutic exercise, including but not limited to, tai-ji and qigong.
  3. manual therapies, therapy, including but not limited to, bodywork, tui-na, and shiatsu.
  4. other therapies based on traditional oriental and modern medical theory, as taught in accredited acupuncture programs.