Acupuncture is very safe when performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Needles are filiform needles that are very fine and usually painless upon insertion into acupuncture points. Generally patients will report heaviness, warmth, cold, or electric sensations at acupuncture points
Central Coast Family Acupuncture receives its Chinese herbs from reputable herb companies distributing from the United States. The herbs go through a rigorous process to determine authenticity and purity in order to ensure that the highest quality herbs are dispensed to patients. Herbs are prescribed in bulk form, which will need to be decocted by the patient, pill, and granule.
Consultation consists of a 10-15 minute conversation to see if Chinese Medicine is an appropriate treatment option.
What to do before your treatment
Please eat 30 min before your treatment and bring comfortable clothing. It is best to have below the knees and elbows accessible.
If you have insurance that covers acupuncture we will gladly submit your claims for you. You are responsible for your deductible, your co-pay and co-insurance amounts. If your insurance denies payment of a claim you are responsible for the billed charges.
We are an In-Network provider with Blue Shield of California/Anthem Blue Cross/ Cigna/United Health Care (Optum Health)...we are in the credentialing process with CenCal and TriWest
Central Coast Family Acupuncture also accepts Workers Compensation
Rates / Our Insurance fee schedule is available upon request
Initial consultation/first treatment: 1-1.5 hours - $95.oo
Follow-up treatments: $65.oo
Cancellations require a 24 hour notice. A $65 cancellation fee will be charged if not done within 24 hours.