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How are acupuncturists educated?

Today, acupuncturists undertake three to four years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must meet strict guidelines to practice in every state.

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How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy with very few side effects. Acupuncture needles are sterile, disposable, and single-use only. They are very thin, and are nothing like what doctors and nurses use.

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How should I prepare?

Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Do not eat large meals just before or after
your visit. Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit. Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and Continue reading

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Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:

Will my plan cover acupuncture? How many visits per calendar year? Do I need a referral? Do I have a co-pay? Do I have a deductible? If yes, has it been met?

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How much does it cost?

The out of pocket rate is $180 for the first visit, which is 1 1/2-2 hours, and includes an extensive intake, an acupuncture specific exam, and a treatment. Thereafter, the visits are approximately 1 hour, and cost $90. If you have Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Aetna or Johns Hopkins EHP, and have acupuncture benefits, the cost will vary depending on

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