Price Adjustment Notice Effective June 1, 2024

I will be making some patient care and pricing changes for acupuncture and herbal medicine patients starting June 1, 2024.  Appointments booked prior to June 1st, 2024 will still retain the pricing prior to June 1st, even if the appointment date is after June 1st.

For last several months I have adopted some changes to the frequency of patient visits for patients under my care.  Previously, I had patients typically come see me once per week, whether it was for herbal treatment for acupuncture, and this model worked for chronic patients requiring long-term management of health issues.

However, starting in late December 2023, there have been patients requiring care for acute and more serious issues, and the “one visit per week” model did not work well for these patients, so instead patients have been asked to come in 2-3 times per week initially until their symptoms are under control before switching back to the “one visit per week” model.  Under the new treatment model, most patients experienced much faster improvement due to the increased frequency of visits, which lead to more cost savings for patients over time compared to having one visit per week.  With the new model there has also been some additional work required on my part, combined with the rising costs of supplies (and herbs especially), hence the reason for the price increase.

 

The new price changes will be as follows

Herbal Consultations:

The Initial Herbal Consultation will be raised to $140.

Follow up Herbal Consultations will be raised to $120.

The herbal consultations prices will be a flat rate for the week, including 6 days of herbs with two follow ups (typically 15-30 minutes each) during the week.  So the price will include 6 days of herbs + up to 90 minutes of follow up time during one week.

Acupuncture:

The Initial Acupuncture Treatment will be raised to $110 from $100.  For $40 extra ($150 total) this will include both the acupuncture treatment + everything in the initial herbal consultation.

Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment will be raised to $90 from $80.  For $40 extra ($130 total) this will include both the acupuncture treatment + everything in the follow up herbal consultation.

For patients with chronic and/or complicated conditions, which includes patients who have tried most other healing modalities or patients who have not responded well to pharmaceuticals, my recommendation is to try the herbal treatment alongside the acupuncture, because acupuncture alone, especially once per week, is not enough to cause significant improvements in most serious or long-term medical conditions.  With the herbal treatment, patients are getting more frequency of treatment by taking the tea twice per day, and it involves medicine actually entering your body and causing more major changes than would occur through acupuncture treatment only.  Our goal is to not compete through pricing but to get patients better through whatever means available.

House Visits:

House visits will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but will basically be the cost of the acupuncture or herbal treatment plus travel time and expenses.

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