60 min Followup Treatment $65
*Now accepting insurance for acupuncture. Dr. Montoya is an in-network provider for Cigna and United Healthcare. She also accepts Blue Cross Blue Sheild. Please contact your insurance provider to verify your coverage.
What is Acupuncture and How does it work?
Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (a fine, essential substance which nourishes and constructs the body) through distinct channels that cover the body somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory, acupuncture (the insertion of micro-fine needles into specific points) adjusts the flow of Qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is insufficient and draining it from areas where it is stuck and/or super-abundant. In this way, acupuncture restores the harmonious balance of the body.
Those who receive acupuncture often not only heal physically, but experience new and profound states of peace, clarity and harmony through treatment which often has a lasting impact.
A common sequence of events is that after the initial acupuncture treatment, there is a fairly dramatic improvement, lasting perhaps 2 or 3 days. Subsequent treatments tend to give relief over a longer period of time. Ideally patients become symptom free after perhaps 8 to 10 treatments. A small number of patients may initially experience a worsening of symptoms; this is not unusual and is no need for alarm.
Acupuncture has traditionally been used as a preventative medicine. Recent research has now verified that acupuncture stimulates immune function which increases your resistance to bacterial and viral infections. Acupuncture can dramatically increase overall vitality and energy. It treats underlying causes, and promotes a deeper kind of healing. Its effects profoundly changes people’s lives on the emotional level as well. Many people find that an occasional acupuncture tune-up is the best medicine to feel “in sync” and insure continuing health.
The Acupuncturist’s approach is to treat the “person” first, not just the symptoms. The result being, the root cause of disease is being treated. Many acupuncturists listen to you extensively regarding your history and life patterns during the initial examination. Practitioners are particularly trained to observe very subtle signs and symptoms which are thought of as insignificant or often overlooked by Western medicine.
Acupuncture: Initial Consult & Treatment
- Initial Consultation
- 90 min. Acup appointment
- (not in salt room)
Acupuncture: Followup Treatment
- Follow-up Treatment
- 60 min. Acup treatment
- (not in salt room)