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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles at specific points in the body to help relieve pain and a wide range of conditions.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific points on the body--commonly referred to as acupuncture points. These points are carefully selected by the acupuncturist according to the patient’s symptoms. Each treatment is tailored to the patient's specific needs.

How do I make an acupuncture appointment?

Acupuncture is available to all HealthPoint patients. Please call your clinic to schedule an appointment.

How much does an acupuncture appointment cost?

Acupuncture treatment is covered by some insurance plans, including Community Health Plan of Washington. 

If acupuncture is not covered by your insurance (or you are uninsured), the cost ranges from $10 per treatment to $83 per treatment, depending whether you qualify for a sliding scale fee discount. 

Does acupuncture hurt?

Each person's experience of acupuncture will be different. Some people feel a slight sensation when the needles are placed. Depending on your sensitivity and pain tolerance, you might experience mild discomfort, particularly during your first treatment.  Most people don't feel any pain and many of our patients even fall asleep during treatment because they find the experience relaxing.  

Do I need a referral for acupuncture?

No. Acupuncture is available to all HealthPoint patients; call your clinic to schedule an appointment.

What will my first acupuncture appointment be like?

Your first session will last about an hour. You will have the opportunity to speak at length about your health concerns. This session includes a medical and life history, followed by a non-invasive physical exam, and then a needle treatment. Subsequent visits will be shorter.