Do you accept insurance?
Yes. Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem, and Aetna policy holders can quite likely receive acupuncture at Evolution for only your co-pay (after meeting your deductible). Sometimes massage is covered as well. For all other insurance holders, we can find out what kind of reimbursement you might get for out-of-network provider visits.
Simply email the following information and my medical biller will investigate your benefits:
-your name as it appears on your card
-date of birth
-insurance company name and phone #
-insurance ID #
Do you have parking at your office?
Yes, there is ample street parking on 17th Ave as well as Madison and Monroe with no time limit.
What can acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as being effective for this long list of conditions. I have experience treating pain of all kinds (neck/back/shoulder/jaw/carpal tunnel/sciatica/plantar fasciitis/psoas), gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction, irregular menstruation, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and more. Feel free to email or call if you’re wondering if acupuncture is right for you.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people are surprised to find that acupuncture doesn’t hurt at all. There might be a slight pinch when a needle is inserted, but more often people don’t notice, or the sensation is much different than expected. After a needle is placed, people often feel warmth in the area or a pleasant kind of dullness or achiness. Certain areas of the body — especially the ears, face, and parts of the hands and feet — are more sensitive and needles placed in those areas might be more noticeable.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
This varies widely from case to case. I’ve seen many acute conditions resolved with only one treatment, whereas more long-standing issues can take more time to address (5 to 10 treatments or more). Many people find that they like to come in on a weekly basis because of how great they feel when getting regular acupuncture. Some benefits that people don’t expect but commonly experience include feeling more grounded, sleeping more soundly, and having a more robust immune response.
How long does an acupuncture treatment last?
Visits are typically 45-60 minutes, with the needles retained approximately 20-30 minutes. During your first visit, there will be a thorough health history along with any relevant orthopedic exams.
What if I don’t see an appointment time that works for me?
I know scheduling can be tricky. Feel free to call or email so we can find a time to get you in.
What type of massage do you provide?
I incorporate elements of acupressure, swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point depending on the client’s needs and requests. Glass cups may also be used.