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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For recent conditions you can expect to have positive change in one to three treatments. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Does Insurance Cover The Cost of Acupuncture?

Some health insurance plans do cover the cost of acupuncture. You need to check the benefits of your insurance plan to see if they cover acupuncture and if there are any restrictions regarding insurance coverage. Some plans will only cover an acupuncturist in their "network". Other plans allow for "out of network" coverage.

I am in the Blue Cross / Blue Shield network and can provide properly coded bills for you to submit to other insurance companies for reimbursement through out of network benefits.


What to Expect - Acupuncture Pain Management in Rhinebeck, NY



Peter Dubitsky offers Acupuncture in Rhinebeck, NY

What to Expect - Acupuncture Pain Management in Rhinebeck, NY