“I help individuals achieve their wellness goals and understand how to prevent future illness. Prevention is the best medicine.”
— Dr. Mary Claire Dilks
Initial appointments include a TCM health evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. A Treatment Plan will be made for you, which is specifically tailored to your case and includes specific recommendations for herbal or nutritional supplements, dietary modification, books, classes, and your acupuncture treatment plan. It is meant to be a guideline to your path to wellness.
The initial appointment could last between one and a half to two hours. We do an in-depth analysis of your health condition to arrive at a differential diagnosis. This means that what causes your insomnia, for example, is different than what causes your neighbors insomnia. The modalities used during a treatment, depending on your particular case, could be Acupuncture, Acupressure, Tui Na Massage, Moxibustion, Electric Stimulation, TDP heat lamp, cupping, and Gua Sha. We explain these things before we use them. After your initial appointment, you may want to rest, so it's best to schedule some free time after the visit.
Follow-up appointments include a health status update as well as an acupuncture treatment. The average length of an appointment is one hour.
Herbs and Nutritional supplements are an additional cost.
Please be sure to have some food in your stomach when you come in for your appointment to reduce the risk of dizziness and fainting.
Without insurance coverage, payment is always due at the time of service. We accept cash, check, gift certificates, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
More and more insurance policies cover Acupuncture. Check with your insurance company directly to find out if your plan has coverage for Acupuncture. If so, be sure to ask if the coverage includes licensed Doctors of Acupuncture and if the coverage is valid for your health condition. Some insurance companies have very specific diagnoses that they will cover. Knowing ahead of time may ensure that you will not have any unforeseen expenses.
We are contracted with several insurance companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Klais, First Health, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plans, United Health Care, and Optum Health. Your copay is due at the time of service.
For all other insurance companies, if you do have coverage, as a courtesy, Emerging Energy Acupuncture will bill for you; however, payment is still required at the time of service, and you may be reimbursed directly from the insurance company. If your insurance company does not cover Acupuncture, call and request that they do.
We encourage you to make your appointment for service in advance. We will not charge for services that are cancelled at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.