Mayo Clinic’s Travis Young, L.Ac., lists (and debunks) the top three reasons people don’t get acupuncture care:
1. Fear of needles. Mr. Young Says: “While some people have a genuine phobia of needles, there are others who are hesitant because the first thought that accompanies the idea of needles is “ouch!” Rest assured: It does not hurt.”
2. Doesn’t work. Mr. Young says: “Though the concept of holistic healing methods is difficult for some to explain or comprehend, a growing body of evidence is documenting empirical results from the medical practice. Research has shown acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating sports injuries, pain management, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraines, arthritis and infertility.”
3. Too expensive. Mr. Young says: “Acupuncture costs are comparable to, if not less than, a routine office visit. Depending on the provider, acupuncture sessions can last anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes and cost between $40 to $80. Compare that to a routine doctor’s visit, which could last 20 to 30 minutes, but cost a patient without insurance anywhere from $90 to $200.”
Checkout IAC’s prices here. We accept many insurances for acupuncture, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield. If you opt for the non-insurance route, talk to our acupuncturist, Nelly, for details on other payment options.
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