ACUPUNCTURE

COVID-19 UPDATE - 7/9/2020

Dr. Warner has resumed normal operation on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursday afternoons, and we are currently scheduling appointments for new and existing clients.  In addition to our usual safety and sanitation procedures, we will also be adhering to the following rules:

  • You will need to reschedule your appointment if you have a fever over 100 degrees or any COVID-related symptoms.

  • No children or accompanying adults are allowed in to accompany patients, unless dependent on them for transportation.

  • Face masks are recommended in the waiting room but not required.  Dr. Warner will be wearing one in the treatment room for your safety and comfort.
     

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding during this very unique time.  

 

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of healthcare that aims to prevent and treat specific conditions by inserting very thin needles into points on the body.  Oriental medical theory believes that physical and emotional stresses in everyday life can cause an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang.  This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow.  Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi.  From a Western aspect, we're taking this ancient technique and applying it into a modern medical setting.  Acupuncture causes an increase in blood flow and release of endorphins and chemicals that can decrease pain sensation.  The physical act of tapping the needle in can relax trigger points and help relax muscle tension. 

 

Acupuncture can be extremely effective for headaches,

hip/knee/low back/neck pain, upper back tension, or stress/anxiety.

 

It is also a complementary treatment for anyone preparing for an upcoming IUI/IVF

procedure for fertility.  Dr. Warner is a Fellow of the American Board of

Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). This additional board certification

enhances her ability to work closely with fertility specialists and couples preparing

to undergo IUI/IVF.  Acupuncture is used prior to these procedures to help lower

stress levels and inflammation, as well as increase blood circulation to the reproductive organs. 

YOUR FIRST VISIT

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment, Dr. Warner will review your intake forms and you'll discuss your current condition or reason for seeking acupuncture treatment.  She'll also inquire about other aspects of your life, such as sleep, digestion, and stress, in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of your case.

Dr. Warner will look at your tongue, which is a basic diagnostic method of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points chosen will depend on your condition, but you can expect anywhere from 15-20 needles.  Once the needles are inserted and you are comfortable, treatments typically last between 30-45 minutes. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.  While the number of treatments required depends on the patient and condition, acute cases (such as an ankle sprain) typically require 3-5 visits, while chronic cases (such as migraines, chronic neck or back pain, anxiety) can require 8-10 visits initially, and then further care can be discussed if necessary.


OTHER MODALITIES

 

CUPPING

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

GUA SHA
 

Guasha is a scraping technique that involves the cutaneous stimulation of the skin

in strokes using a smooth-edged instrument. The purpose of guasha is to

remove blood stagnation, which is considered pathogenic and a cause of pain.

This results in increased circulation and metabolic processes, and most

importantly improvement of pain, stiffness, or respiratory issues. This technique is

excellent for tight muscles and trigger points.

HOURS

Monday             9am-7pm

Wednesday       10am-3pm

Thursday            2:30pm-6:30pm

 

RATES
Private Acupuncture Session (private room)

Initial visit           $140 

Followup visit      $75

COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

 

Update - 7/9/2020

Community acupuncture HAS RESUMED!  Sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm. Sessions will be limited to 5 people at a time, chairs will be spaced six feet apart.  Masks are encouraged but not required. 

These are 30-minute acupuncture sessions in a relaxed, community environment for just $30.  Clients remain clothed during treatment and relax in reclined chairs. These sessions are an excellent, more affordable option for clients who need frequent treatment but don't necessarily need an extensive hour-long treatment in a private room. Community acupuncture is ideal for the following conditions:

  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea or fatigue

  • Morning sickness during pregnancy

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Carpal tunnel/Joint pain

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Stress/Anxiety

  • Chronic pain

Wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment.  No heavy perfumes or colognes.  No cell phone use in the treatment area.  Sessions are held at Oaktree Guidance & Wellness Center, located inside the Raymond James/Trine building (9910 Dupont Circle Drive East, Fort Wayne IN).

Click here to schedule your appointment for community acupuncture.

**Our office accepts cash, check, HSA card, credit or debit card. We do not accept insurance. Payment is taken at the time of service. If you have an insurance plan that covers out-of-network acupuncture, we would be happy to provide a "superbill" that will contain all of the necessary information regarding your visits. You can then submit this superbill to your insurance company for direct reimbursement. Depending on your insurance plan, you may receive partial reimbursement. Please note that being reimbursed the full fee is extremely rare. **MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES.**

 

 

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