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Greenlake Acupuncture will check with your insurance to see if coverage is provided and help you understand the benefits specific to their health plan. Please call (206) 525-5825.
Working on Insurance Plans to be covered
- Premera (In-network)
- First Choice
- Regence (In-network)
- Uniform Medical Plan
- Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle
Out of Network Coverage
- Group Health
- United Health Care
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Oriental Medicine is a comprehensive system of health care with a continuous clinical tradition of over 3,000 years. It includes acupuncture and herbal treatment as well as massage, dietary therapy, meditation and exercise. These therapies work with all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. Non-needle treatment is possible.
2. How does it work?
Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized the vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced “chee”) In developing an understanding of the prevention and cure of disease, the ancient physicians discovered a system of cyclic energy flowing in the human body along specific pathways, each relating to an organ system.
Disease is considered to arise due to a deficiency or imbalance of vital energy in the energetic pathways and their associate organ systems. The pathways or meridians of energy communicate to the surface of the body at specific locations called acupuncture points. Each point will have different effects upon the vital energy passing through it.
Traditional Oriental Medicine has also developed methods of diagnosis by examination of the tongue and pulse. Findings from these modalities are combined with other signs and symptoms to create a whole picture. From this a treatment plan can be formulated to induce the body to a balanced state of health.
3. What can I expect if treated?
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and herbs; however, some conditions which have arisen over a couple of years will only be relieved with steady progress. As in any form of healing, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome of a course of treatment.
4. Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is safe, effective and has virtually no side effects. It uses the body’s own natural healing processes to effect relief. It works on many health problems for which Western medicine is less effective. It puts people back in control of their own bodies and health care. It treats the whole person, not just the disease.
In the hands of a licensed accupuncturist, your safety is assured. The needles are available in pre-sterilzed, disposable form so that the risk of transmittable diseases is elimated.
5. Is Acupuncture Painful?
Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of getting an injection since the main source of pain from injections is the larger diameter, hollow needle and the medication being forced into the tissue by pressure. Acupuncture needles by contrast are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a thick hair. In most cases insertion by a skilled practitioner is performed with a minimum of discomfort. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during the treatments. In some cases it is not necessary to use needles at all.
What our patients are saying:
Another patient that I have recently is a woman in her early fifty, She had had a hip problem since 2011 after a hit spider jump falls from a chair. She was treated once before the year 2014; however, after that, She went on with her life for almost 6 years and tried to ignore mild limping on her right leg. She was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) by her western medical doctor when she was sent to the ER a couple of times, they told her that she was actually having heart attacks, but she didn’t know that. It was until she had a car accident in April of 2020, she started to think about coming back to our clinic for new treatment sessions, then she contacted me some time a month ago because her leg simply looked as if she’s dragging something that didn’t belong to her body. Now after a few treatments, she is not only able to walk, but also able to do small running as well as something she could not have done for a very long time in the past–bending her knees to the chest level. She looks very happy now! – jz