FAQs

Does acupuncture hurt?

No, acupuncture is generally pain-free.  However, it is not sensation-free.  As stated above the feeling of an acupuncture needle is unique. Patents describe the sensations they feel very differently.  Descriptions range from feeling nothing at all, to a very heavy sensation, or tingling.  Sometimes there are sensations throughout the body or in other parts of the body, or a deep feeling of heat.  If any sensation is uncomfortable, please let us know and we can adjust the intensity of the sensations and treatment to match your body.

What can I expect during my first visit?

During your first office visit, you may be asked at length to talk about your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. Our doctors will obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may be contributing to your condition. Inform the acupuncturist about all treatments or medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have.

How long will a treatment take?

The answer to this depends very heavily on the nature of the problem. To give acupuncture enough time to build on itself and do its work, often 4- 6 visits are required.  Recent problems and new symptoms can usually see improvement within the first few treatments, while long standing disorders often take longer for optimal results.

What conditions do you treat?

25 Commonly Treated Conditions

*If your condition is not listed, please call 505-243-3042 for more information

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Arthritis, Tendonitis, & Joint pain
  • Asthma & Allergies
  • Auto Injuries
  • Bladder and Kidney Infections
  • Cardiac Palpitations (Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Common Cold & Influenza
  • Degenerative Disk Disorders
  • Diet, Nutrition, & Weight Control
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nausea
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pain – other kinds
  • PMS & Menstrual Irregularity
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tension / Stress Syndromes
  • Tinnitus
  • Work Injuries

How much does it cost?

Generally, without insurance coverage, the cost of your first visit is $90, then $60 per treatment thereafter.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes.  Longevity Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine accepts most major insurance plans, including:

  • Presbyterian
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Lovelace
  • United HealthCare
  • CIGNA

You should call your insurance provider to verify that acupuncture treatments are covered by your plan.  If you do not see your plan listed, please contact our office.

For your convenience, you may print necessary insurance forms in advance of your visit.

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