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What will happen during my first visit?
Your first acupuncture visit is an opportunity for both you and your acupuncturist to talk about what you are looking for help with. Your acupuncturist will conduct a health history, asking questions that are relevant to your area of concern, and also about your general health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist may also feel your pulse and perform physical assessment tests to help determine the best way to approach treatment. After your initial consultation the acupuncture treatment will begin. Initial visits may last from 60-90 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies from person to person. In general we usually need a minimum of one month to see significant results. Chronic conditions generally take longer to resolve than acute injuries. However, we expect to see noticeable change within the first few weeks in order to continue with treatment. The number of treatments per week will also vary due to the nature of the condition being treated. After your initial exam your acupuncturist will be able to give you a projected treatment plan and the plan can be changed according to your changing needs and the results you receive.
Will insurance cover acupuncture?
In Oregon there are many insurance companies that provide acupuncture benefits. The easiest way to determine if your policy provides you with acupuncture benefits is to call Rebound at (541) 382.7875. We will contact your provider and let you know if your insurance will cover acupuncture treatment. When you call please have your insurance information handy.
What should I do to prepare for my treatment?
Wear loose comfortable clothing
Don’t eat a large meal before coming in for your treatment however a small snack before if great if you think you might get hungry
Bring any questions you have concerning acupuncture, or your health condition
After your treatment it is best if you make time to do something enjoyable and/or relaxing. You can engage in activity but it is best to avoid stressful situations.
In between visits make sure to keep track of your progress. Write down anything you think is significant concerning your condition. This could be a change in pain level, energy level, sleep quality, or mood. It’s important to pay attention to your general health as well as this can give you additional clues to asses the value of treatment.
What kind of education do acupuncturists receive?
In Oregon, all licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.) must have attended a three to four year masters level program to qualify for licensure. In addition, all L.Ac.’s must pass several national board examinations and participate in continuing education annually to maintain their licenses.