It is a process of insertion of needles in muscles, in bone crevices, between ligaments, underneath skin, etc. along Jing Lou (channels and collaterals) or empirical stimulating points. This is the main therapy in acupuncture family. Our acupuncturist averagely uses 15 to 20 needles in a whole process about 60 minutes. It often takes 90 minutes for many of our patients because more needles are used and both the front and the back sides of the body are needled.
Burning moxa (a herb) in form of stick or cone is placed on or above acupoints or along certain channels. It is good for cold type of conditions and blood stasis kinds of syndromes. The whole process takes about 40 to 60 minutes. The fee may be reduced when regular acupuncture is given.
This technique applies pressure on skin and muscles with a small flat piece of jade or stone or bone on the body to relieve pain through unblocking channels and collaterals. It is specially good for stagnation kinds of syndromes (zheng). It takes about 20 to 40 minutes. The fee may be reduced if a client is under acupuncture treatment.
This is a substitute of regular acupuncture for patients who are zero tolerant to pain. An acupuncturist applies pressure on acupoints or along channels to achieve treatment effect. It takes less than 60 minutes in a whole session.
It applies special patterns of heat from an infrared lamp above certain surface area of the body to unblock channels and to disperse cold.
The electrical stimulator sends mild electrical pulses to acupoints through metal needles for some patients who are not sensitive to routine needling or who has an acute or severe condition which needs stronger stimulation.
Pairs of electrodes wired to an electronic stimulator are directly attached to acupoints for patients who are zero tolerant to pain. It takes 40 to 60 minutes for a treatment session.
Several tiny herbal seeds or magnetic "seeds" are stuck to ear acupoints with tiny tapes. This is used to support regular acupuncture treatment for condition like insomnia, anxiety, depression, etc.
This treatment is good for some conditions as muscle pain or tightness. Usually herbal oil are applied at the same time. It takes a few minutes, free for clients with regular acupuncture treatment. Sorry, we don't provide full scale tui na treatment.
Special glass cups suck to the body surface (back, leg, arm, abdomen, etc) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Fire are used to induce the suction. This therapy is good for cold syndromes and stagnation kinds of syndromes. The fee may be waived for patients under regular acupuncture treatment.
This fee may be reduced for patients with a mild condition and a very short medical history.
It takes 20 to 60 minutes for our herbalist to investigate your medical history, examine pulses and tongue, and, if necessary, check your blood pressure, do some relevant physical examinations like listen to the lungs and the heart and palpate internal organs inside abdomen. New patients need pay this fee together with a herbal material fee.
Dr. Kevin Hu will work out a herbal formula for you according your TCM diagnosis he makes. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to scale each granule herb and mix them into a bottle or weigh and wrap raw herbs into 5 to 7 paper bags. This fee is waived for first-visit patients.
The price depends on: a) the number of herbs; b) price of each herbs; c) dosage.
We usually works out a formula containing 12 individual herbs with an average dose of about 10 grams for each raw herb or 2 grams for each granule herb. The cost is about $15 per day.
Highly concentrated compound granules may cost you the same at a much lower dosage.
The cost would be reduced to a few dollar after a condition is under control and less herbs are used.
Dr. Hu will investigate your medical history, examine pulses and tongue, and, if necessary, check your blood pressure, do some relevant physical examinations like listen to the lungs and the heart and palpate internal organs inside abdomen, then give you advice about how to adjust your life style and let you know what he thinks about you current supplements and medications if you are on.
Dr. Hu will answer your questions about anything relevant to TCM therapy and your health.
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BayVan Clinic accept various payment methods for your acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment:
If you have extended health care benefit, please contact your insurance provider to double check if any acupuncture plan is included, and how many times of acupuncture treatments are covered and how much for each treatment session. BayVan Clinic can directly bill to insurance companies including:
Please be known that so far Chinese herbal therapy has not been covered by any insurance company