What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - Acupuncture Clinic of Viola Huang-Beck, L.Ac. in Santa Rosa, CASeveral thousand years ago, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Chinese medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Viola Huang-Beck offers Santa Rosa Acupuncture, Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Chinese Medicine, Santa Rosa Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santa Rosa herbs, Santa Rosa facial rejuvenation, Acupuncture, chinese herbs, TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, herbs, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, VA, Veteran's Affairs, PTSD, auto accident injury, MVA, Health Savings Account, HSA, whiplash, fertility, infertility, anxiety, stress, relief, pain, pain relief, allergies, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, hepatitis, cough, wrinkles, stomach pain, IBS, constipation, abdominal pain, in Santa Rosa, CAMany first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation called de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 10 to 15 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on a maintenance or an as-needed basis.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture Clinic of Viola Huang-Beck, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Santa Rosa Acupuncture, Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Chinese Medicine, Santa Rosa Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santa Rosa herbs, Santa Rosa facial rejuvenation, Acupuncture, chinese herbs, TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, herbs, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, VA, Veteran's Affairs, PTSD, auto accident injury, MVA, Health Savings Account, HSA, whiplash, fertility, infertility, anxiety, stress, relief, pain, pain relief, allergies, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, hepatitis, cough, wrinkles, stomach pain, IBS, constipation, abdominal pain, in Santa Rosa, CAYes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the State of California. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

Acupuncture - Acupuncture Clinic of Viola Huang-Beck, L.Ac. in Santa Rosa, CAAfter reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 10-20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for about 30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

 

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Rates

Initial Evaluation and Treatment $120
Follow-up Appointment
$90
Second Appointment in a week
$70
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
$150

Ultrasound Facial Rejuvenation
$90
*add on to acupuncture

$60

 

Insurance

  • Our office accepts most plans that cover acupuncture including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthnet, United Healthcare, and Aetna. If you are not sure if your insurance plan has an acupuncture benefit, we will help verify this for you. Payment is due at the time of service; we will provide a superbill for reimbursement.
  • If you were injured in an auto accident, we can help you recover faster. Most auto insurance companies cover acupuncture for treatment of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • If you are a veteran with Veteran's Affairs (VA) health insurance, we can treat you once you obtain approval from VA and help you with renewals.
  • We also accept Health Savings Account (HSA) payments.

Cancellations

We require minimum 24 hour notice for cancellation of appointments. Missed appointments or late cancellations will be assessed a $60 fee.

 

Viola Huang-Beck, L.Ac.
3637 Montgomery Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
707.360.8176
viola@huangbeckacupuncture.com

Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
by appointment
Acupuncture - Acupuncture Clinic of Viola Huang-Beck, L.Ac. in Santa Rosa, CA

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