We want you to feel comfortable and informed from the moment you make contact with us.
At Intown Acupuncture, we understand that choosing a practice that’s welcoming, relaxed and supportive can be as important as choosing a practitioner who is highly trained and effective. We are dedicated to personalized care - from explaining how acupuncture may serve you as an individual to providing timely, accurate and efficient administrative processes before you even have your first treatment, we strive for you to have an experience that allows you to focus on you.
We’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions below. Please take advantage of our Email Consultation option if you have more specific questions.
What happens at the first visit?
Your course of treatment begins with a 90-minute visit. This extended initial visit allows your practitioner time to learn the details about why you’re seeking treatment and to obtain an overall health history. She/he will also perform a physical exam and deliver an acupuncture treatment during this appointment. Your practitioner will also provide you with a recommended plan of care in terms of a follow-up treatment schedule and any dietary, lifestyle or activity recommendations that can support your health.
Fertility support clients please click here to review specific details regarding the initial visit for this program.
How often might I come for acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is most often effective when conducted as a series of treatments. A typical treatment plan would begin with four visits approximately a week apart, over the course of a month. These treatment sessions will last about 50 minutes but we suggest you allow a full hour's time so you can comfortably handle the administrative aspects of your appointment without feeling rushed as you return to your day. At each of these visits you and your practitioner will be evaluating the ways acupuncture is making positive changes in your presenting concerns as well as your overall health. If a subsequent series of treatments is advised it is likely these will expand to cover a longer interval of time, i.e. every other week for a few sessions, then once a month, then seasonally.
How much does acupuncture treatment cost?
Each of our practitioners are in private practice and set their own fees.
Initial Appointment (90 minutes) — $180-$225
This extended visit allows your practitioner time to learn the details about why you’re here and to obtain an overall health history. She/he will also perform a physical exam using techniques that provide information valuable in creating effective acupuncture treatment. An acupuncture treatment is incorporated into your initial visit.
Standard Acupuncture Treatment (50-60 minutes) — $100-$140
During each acupuncture treatment session you will have a personal conversation with your practitioner in order to assess your progress and incorporate any modifications to your treatment plan. Some days you and your practitioner will choose to have more conversation, other days more bodywork — whichever will be most effective for your needs on that given day.
Does insurance cover acupuncture treatment?
Many insurance companies are responding to public demand and providing coverage for acupuncture treatment. The independent practitioners at Intown Acupuncture will provide you with receipts that are suitable for you to submit to receive reimbursement, if your plan provides coverage. We are not able to directly bill the insurance company on your behalf. We recommend you consult your insurance company or plan provider before starting acupuncture treatment or incurring fees.
Currently, acupuncture treatment is included on the IRS list of approved medical expense tax deductions. As a result it qualifies for reimbursement through Health Care Reimbursement or Flex Spending Accounts that many companies are now offering in their benefit packages. We will provide you with summary statements that you can use for this purpose.
What are the needles like? Does acupuncture hurt?
Intown Acupuncture practitioners use only the highest quality, pre-sterilized, single-use, disposable needles. Acupuncture needles are solid, slender, stainless steel filaments that are slightly thicker than a human hair.
The insertion of the needles stimulates the precise acupuncture point selected for treatment. The points are located between muscles, beside bones, near arteries and veins but not directly within a blood vessel. The needles are inserted just beneath the surface of the skin. It is rare for any bleeding to occur. Sensations vary. Clients describe the needling with words such as "warmth," "tingling," "a slight dull achi-ness," "a little itchy," "a quick pinch" or sometimes no sensation at all. Many people feel quite peaceful and some even fall asleep during their treatments.
At each session your practitioner will choose a few points to treat, generally involving fewer than 8 needle insertions. The points selected for a given treatment may be near an area where you have symptoms or may be located elsewhere as each point has its own unique therapeutic action.
Office hours are by appointment only and each of our practitioners sets her/his individual treatment hours.
Kimberly Bonde, Lic.Ac., RN has appointments available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. She does not currently have evening or weekend availability for regular appointments.
Treatment hours available with other practitioners:
|Monday||8:00am - 3:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 3:00pm|
Please call 404-378-1543 to schedule an appointment.