Acupuncture

Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

Since acupuncture is considered an alternative medicine and non-drug therapy, you may have questions about whether your insurance policy will cover such a method of treatment. It’s known as an effective form of treatment for various conditions, including chronic pain, migraines, fertility, and even weight loss. Therefore, many people seeking relief in these areas are willing to give acupuncture a go. Still, there could be more clarity when it comes to insurance coverage.

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How Much is Acupuncture without Insurance?

There are a lot of variables in the cost of acupuncture, with and without insurance. The fees at each acupuncture clinic will range, depending on the service you’re receiving and other factors. Typically, the range is about $50 and up to $150. Cigna, Humana, Aetna, United Health Care, Landmark, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are insurance companies that will sometimes cover acupuncture.

Insurance Coverage at Cloud 9

Although most people don’t, some will require a referral from your primary care physician depending on your individual insurance policy. The amount of the co-pay will vary, starting at $0 and including $15, $20, $30, or $40. Acupuncture is not always a covered benefit under every insurance policy. However, patients are often surprised to find out their plan does cover acupuncture as an additional wellness benefit.

Depending on your individual insurance policy, some patients will be required to pay an annual deductible. Occasionally, an individual insurance policy will waive the deductible for acupuncture services. Out of network patients pay full price and seek direct reimbursement payment from their insurance company. We are approved participating providers in network with all forms of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, and Aetna insurances.

How to Review Your Insurance Policy

The Cloud 9 team is here to help answer any questions about insurance coverage. In addition, we encourage our patients to verify their acupuncture benefit coverage under their individual insurance policy and we’ll help you understand the fine print and what it all means for your treatment. Cloud 9’s biller will outline the following:

  • Whether or not acupuncture is a covered benefit under your current individual insurance policy, and if there are any exclusions to this acupuncture coverage in the fine print.
  • Co-pay or Co-insurance expected payment at the time of service.
  • Deductible, whether or not it’s been met and if not, how much of the yearly deductible remains, or if the deductible is waived for acupuncture services. Usually, once the deductible has been met, the patient is only responsible for the co-pay and/or the co-insurance payment each visit.
  • Whether pre-authorization is needed prior to initial treatment.
  • Approved number of visits per year, and the beginning of the year for this individual policy.

To verify acupuncture insurance benefits before your session, please give us a call at 443-521-3583 or email the following info to: acupunctureByLaura@gmail.com:

  • Which insurance company your policy is with (We are an approved provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, and Aetna).
  • Your full name and Date of Birth, and the Primary policy holder’s full name and Date of Birth (if not you).
  • The Insurance Member ID # on the front of the insurance card.
  • Provider Tel. # on the back of the card.

If you do not have insurance, we take Health Savings Accounts, Medical Flex Spending, Visa, MC, Discover, personal checks and cash.

Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the 12 primary channels when they are depleted. continue reading »

Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these are the collateral vessels that break off of the 12 main channels. Next, the reservoirs become full, which are the 12 primary channels. When they are full, they overflow into the Extraordinary Vessels, which are deep and vast lakes of energy within the body. continue reading »

Your Allergies are Ready for Acupuncture!. . . And We are Ready for You 

  It’s officially Allergy Season. We’ve seen patients in the past week with sinus congestion, swollen, red, itchy eyes, sneezing, and the infamous post-nasal drip.

We can help! Don’t delay, book your appointment today. Our schedule is filling fast so be sure to book as many sessions in advance as possible so  we can address your health concerns and we can accommodate your schedule needs. You can Call our Office at 443-521-3583 or Book Online.

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The Jade Crystal Facial Roller Also Helps Puffy Eyes

Whether from Allergies or Trouble Sleeping, the Jade Crystal Facial Roller can help reduce puffy eyelids by improving lymphatic circulation. The smaller roller ball is the perfect size for the eye area, whereas the larger roller is useful for providing a lifting effect to the face and improving skin tone. Keep in the refrigerator for even more benefit to facial swelling and discomfort from allergies.
We use the Jade Roller during the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments to enhance the anti-aging benefits of the treatment. We have Jade Rollers available for purchase today.

We are always happy to help with wellness tips and creative, innovative ways to feel better.

Jade is a traditional stone used in Chinese culture for the benefit of circulation, heart health and beauty. You may have noticed we use another jade tool for manual soft tissue work called Gua Sha, which is amazing for breaking up stubborn muscle knots and healing muscle injuries. Gua Sha is included for free with your acupuncture session, when clinically appropriate.

Also Great for Allergies!
OPC3 Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Supplement

With over 12 years clinical experience using OPC3 with clients and patients, Laura has seen clinical success treating allergies and pain with this powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. Try a bottle for 90 days to see what OPC3 can do for you. You can order online or place an order with Laura.

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Cupping is Also Great for Allergies!

In addition to Acupuncture, some patients respond even better to Cupping for Allergies. Cupping is also great for muscle pain and injury, high blood pressure, asthma and bronchitis.

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Most of our new patients come in after hearing about us from other happy patients. Our patients send their parents, their children, their friends, co-workers (even their boss!), their BFF, their neighbor and even their doctors in to try acupuncture with us.
Thank you for trusting us with your referrals. We are always happy to help!

7 Questions You Need to Ask Your Acupuncturist {Video!}

Check out the Zoom Video link below “7 Questions You Need to Ask Your Acupuncturist”

with our Acupuncturists, Jaeok, Nancy, Kelly, Laura & Emily.

 

https://zoom.us/recording/play/3WfHQr_VArLXUuYNlB8YshJmso3p9tyHIyVpBVsmYlDAinSdJRnqgKdzxymTePsY