F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are accepting new patients. Please » contact our office to setup an appointment and/or ask any additional questions you may have.

Fees and Insurance

We are now able to accept many insurance plans for both acupuncture and holistic office visits.  Please call your insurance plan to find out what deductibles and/or co-pays you may be responsible for paying.  We will submit the claims to your insurance plan for you.  It is vital that you complete the form on this website titled “Patients Insurance and Consent” so that we have your information and  authorization to submit the claim.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept either Medicare or MaineCare as we do not participate with these insurers.  They do not cover either holistic services or acupuncture.  Please call the office to discuss payment options if you are effected by this.

Initial consultation

The first visit consists of a one to two hour consultation to evaluate the patient as a whole person, including their physical and emotional symptoms.

Ordering supplements

You can, at your convenience, place an online order for supplements directly with our supplier.

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Please note that due to liability you will not be able to place an order unless you are an existing client.

Schedule

The office is open Monday through Thursday.
Patients are seen by appointment only.
Early morning and evening consultation times are possible on a case by case basis.

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment.” Mahatma Gandhi

Homeopathy is a scientific medical practice that treats persons, not diseases. It is based on the principle that the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, is affected when the person is sick. It is this whole individual that homeopathy seeks to cure, rather than eliminating one or two symptoms. Homeopathy is non-toxic and highly effective.

Homeopathy is widely accepted in other countries. It is widespread throughout Europe, especially Great Britain, Germany and Italy, also in Central and South America, India, and Africa. Homeopathy is experiencing a resurgence in the US and Canada as part of a focus on integrative medicine.

Symptoms are a sign of the healing response in an organism. The homeopathic physician attempts to find the remedy, which most closely matches, or resonates with, the totality of physical and emotional symptoms related by the patient. In this fashion, acute and chronic illness can be treated. The homeopathic remedy chosen will ideally stimulate healing forces within an individual, much like chi is stimulated by the use of traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Homeopathy can also be very useful in preventing disease by enhancing the overall well-being and vitality of a healthy person.

Homeopathic medicines are made from plants, minerals, earth salts, and animal tissues – there are currently well over 3000 remedies, with new ones being studied and made on a regular basis. Remedies are all prepared in FDA-approved pharmacies and are serially diluted and shaken (potentized). Interestingly, because of this method of preparing remedies, there remain no molecules of the original substance in the final remedy product. Despite this, remedies are viewed as more potent, or powerful, the more dilute they are. This remains a paradox, making homeopathy difficult to understand for many in western societies. Yet they are quite effective – the correctly chosen remedy will be curative for many ailments, including asthma, arthritis, some cancers, depression and anxiety, ear infections, stomach and bowel ailments – really just about any condition can be cured using homeopathy. And it is quite gentle, causing no side effects if prescribed by a trained practitioner.

What is acupuncture?

It is a technique to promote healing using the bodyʼs own natural healing abilities. This is done via needles, applying heat, or electrical stimulation at precise acupuncture points. These points run in energy channels that the Chinese have called meridians. A blockage in one of these channels backs up the flow of energy and can cause pain or illness. Acupuncture treatment unblocks the obstructions to allow flow through the meridians again.

What is medical acupuncture?

When acupuncture is performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice, the practice is termed medical acupuncture.

Which conditions can be treated using acupuncture?

Digestive disorders including gastritis, irritable bowel, constipation and diarrhea; Respiratory disorders including sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent infections; Neuromuscular disorders including headaches, neck and back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sciatica; many urinary and reproductive problems including menopausal symptoms; Psychological and Emotional problems including anxiety and insomnia.

How long do acupuncture treatments take?

The first visit will take approximately one and a half hours to obtain a thorough history plus doing the initial acupuncture treatment. Follow-up treatments last from 45-60 minutes. For complex or longstanding conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended.
For acute problems, fewer visits will be required, and for well-being and health maintenance, one session every 4-6 weeks may be all that is needed.

What is the cost of acupuncture treatments?

The first visit is $150 and subsequent visits are $75.
Some insurance companies will reimburse for acupuncture services. I will give you the proper paperwork to submit a claim to your insurance company should you choose to do so. Those who are self-insured or have financial hardship may be eligible for a discount. Please donʼt hesitate to ask regarding these issues.

Please visit the » articles & » links pages for good resources and books to learn about homeopathy and acupuncture.

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