- Cloud 9 Acupuncture22 West Padonia Rd. Suite A-203
Timonium, MD 21093
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Did You Know? . . .
- It was clinically observed that a significant number of fertility couples who experienced delays in trying to conceive naturally also had low Vitamin D levels, first published online 2017 Jun 16, referenced research study at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5545066/
- As of Sept. 3, 2020, doctors are showing a connection between COVID-19 and deficient levels of Vitamin D3. ““Vitamin D is important to the function of the immune system and vitamin D supplements have previously been shown to lower the risk of viral respiratory tract infections,” said David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Chief of Hospital Medicine at UChicago Medicine and lead author of the study. “Our statistical analysis suggests this may be true for the COVID-19 infection.” Referenced at: https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vitamin-d-deficiency-may-raise-risk-of-getting-covid19
- According to the Mayo Clinic, https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-vitamin-d/art-20363792
“Evidence has Shown:
Research on vitamin D use for specific conditions shows:
- Cancer. Research suggests that vitamin D, especially when taken with calcium, might help prevent certain cancers.
- Cognitive health. Early research suggests that vitamin D might play a role in cognitive health. In one small study of adults age 60 years and older being treated for dementia, researchers found that taking a vitamin D supplement helped improve cognitive function.
- Inherited disorders. Vitamin D supplements can be used to help treat inherited disorders resulting from an inability to absorb or process vitamin D, such as familial hypophosphatemia.
- Multiple sclerosis. Research suggests that long-term vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of multiple sclerosis.
- Osteomalacia. Vitamin D supplements are used to treat adults with severe vitamin D deficiency, resulting in loss of bone mineral content, bone pain, muscle weakness and soft bones (osteomalacia).
- Osteoporosis. Studies suggest that people who get enough vitamin D and calcium in their diets can slow bone mineral loss, help prevent osteoporosis and reduce bone fractures.
- Psoriasis. Applying vitamin D or a topical preparation that contains a vitamin D compound called calcipotriene to the skin can treat plaque-type psoriasis in some people.
- Rickets. This rare condition develops in children with vitamin D deficiency. Supplementing with vitamin D can prevent and treat the problem.”
Give Vitamin C a shot!
Did you know? . . . Our ability to absorb nutrients starts to decline starting around age 40. That's why we are so excited to offer Vitamin C Injections (Direct Vitamin Injection Therapy, DVIT). This year especially, it's important for us to maintain healthy vitamin C, D3 and B12 levels. Vitamin C is infamous in helping to Boost the Immune System.
How Dietary Needs Change with Aging
from Presenter: Katherine Tucker, referenced at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK51837/
“Dietary needs change with aging in several ways:
People become less active, their metabolism slows, their energy requirement decreases, all of which mean that they need to eat less.
Recent research demonstrates that because older adults’ abilities to absorb and utilize many nutrients become less efficient, their nutrient requirements (particularly as a function of body mass) actually increase. Tucker mentioned that the last set of nutrition recommendations issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) include separate recommendations for people age 70 and above for this reason (IOM, 2006).
Tucker noted that as some of the previous speakers had discussed, chronic conditions and medications can affect nutrition requirements. For example, in addition to drug-nutrient interactions affecting drug metabolism, some drug-nutrient interactions are also nutrient wasting. This is especially true of the B vitamins.”
We get asked everyday how acupuncture helps with Fertility.
Did you know . . . lots of research has been done with acupuncture to boost clinical outcomes with fertility patients. In clinical trials, it was shown that Acupuncture boosts the success rate of an IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) patient having a live birth by 90%.
Acupuncture has shown by blood work, and ultrasounds, MRI scans to show a significant boost in circulation to the uterus and improvement to egg quality and sperm quality and mobility. Or as we like to say “Supercharge the Egg and Supercharge the Sperm” to make the outcome of getting pregnant happen much faster than it would without acupuncture.
At Cloud 9, we have over a decade of clinical success in helping couples conceive, especially difficult cases. We have a 90% success rate in helping couples deliver a healthy baby – even after they’ve been told the chances of conceiving on their own “are virtually zero.” Now there is hope.
Our clinic is different because we don’t just do acupuncture. We offer many different types of innovative, cutting edge technology therapies that help our patients get pregnant in half the time that traditional acupuncture patients do. We are one of only 50 clinics in the country that have ATP Resonance BioTherapy™, which resets your body and rejuvenates the cells with an anti-aging effect for the Egg, Sperm, and Uterus. We also use a gentle and relaxing transdermal Chinese Herb therapy, and electrostim acupuncture.
Challenging cases are welcome at Cloud 9. Please Call for a Consult to begin.
During your initial Consult with Cloud 9 Acupuncture we seek to fully examine your Chief Complaint or Primary Concern by reviewing your complete health history and determining if acupuncture is the right approach for your specific condition.
At Cloud 9, we are not limited to just acupuncture. We take a Integrative Medicine stance with advanced, cutting edge medical technology to use with our patients such as Electroacupuncture, ATP Resonance Bio Therapy™, Transdermal Chinese Herbs, Dry Needling, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and quality tested CBD products for pain management. The Consult is designed to outline your unique treatment plan for the best clinical outcomes in treating your medical condition.
If insurance is being considered to help cover the costs of your treatment we use the Consult to review your exact insurance coverage and determine any covered benefits under your individual insurance policy prior to your commitment to the treatment plan so you have all the information you need to move forward with your care plan.
With the onset of cold weather, we are in our busiest time of the year. Please share this with someone you love that could benefit from acupuncture for Pain Management.
Since acupuncture is considered 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.
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.