On your first visit we will spend nearly an hour discussing the reasons you seek treatment as well as a system review. You will then receive an acupuncture treatment lasting 20-30 minutes. Lastly, we will develop a plan that satisfies your needs and addresses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet, and lifestyle advice.
If coming in for fertility, please bring any test results (hormone panels, results from HSG and SHG, previous interventions, sperm analysis etc.) and any treatment plan(s) from your MD's/ND's.
Your return visit will last approximately 45minutes-1 hour. We will discuss the condition(s) you are being treated for and assess how the acupuncture is working. We will also address the different facets of your treatment plan such as Chinese herbs, diet, and lifestyle
The number of treatments suggested will vary from person to person. It depends on how long you have had the condition, the severity/complexity of the issue(s) and your own healing goals. In general, the longer you have had the condition, the longer it takes to heal. In considering your course of treatment our goal is three fold: the relief of symptoms, maintaining a deeper healing that is sustainable, and then finding ways to address the prevention of the symptoms
In Washington State, most health insurance plans cover acupuncture treatment. Be advised that it is rare that an insurance plan covers treatment for fertility. Please contact your insurance company and complete the insurance verification form before your first visit to clearly determine the details of your acupuncture benefits. It is your responsibility to know the services covered and the amount due as a co-pay at our office.
Nicole is contracted as a preferred provider with most insurance companies including, but not limited to:
Kaiser PPO Plan (First Choice Health only)
We accept payment at time of service by cash, check, or credit card.
We kindly ask that you give 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or change your appointment. It is our policy to charge you, not your insurance, a $50.00 fee for any missed visits.