FAQs

What Is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

What are the similarities and differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and other integrative/holistic healthcare services?
What are the similarities and differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine?
What is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?
What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?
What services are available?

We offer the full complement of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine modalities.  Eliana Combes is a board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and her scope of practice and formal training includes the following:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Cupping
  • Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)
  • Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
  • Electroacupuncture (E-Stim)
  • Nutritional Counseling, TCM Dietary Therapy and Nutritional Supplementation
  • Acupoint Injection Therapy and Homeopathy
  • Gua Sha
  • Moxabustion & Heat Therapy

Is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Effective for My Condition?

Is acupuncture and Oriental medicine effective?
What conditions do you treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture can be effective.

General:

Autoimmune Disorders (Lupus, MS, etc.)
Cancer Care Support
Chronic Fatigue
Diabetes
Edema
Endocrine Imbalances
Goiter
Gout
Immune Deficiencies
Insomnia
Palliative Care
Post-Operative Recovery
Thyroid Dysfunction

Addictions:

Alcohol
Food/Weight Loss/Weight Management/Obesity
Prescription Drugs
Recreational Drugs
Tobacco/Smoking Cessation

Cardiovascular and Circulatory Disorders:

Angina
Heart Disease
Heart Attack (Aftercare)
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Reynaud’s Syndrome
Stroke (Aftercare)

Dermatological Issues:

Dermatitis
Hives
Rashes
Shingles

Digestive Disorders:

Acid Reflux
Bloating and Gas
Colitis
Constipation
Crohn’s Disease
Diarrhea
Gall Stones
Indigestion
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Nausea and Vomiting
Stomach Ulcers

Emotional Issues:

Anxiety
Depression
Irritability
Mood Swings

Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat:

Acne
Bell’s Palsy
Cerebral Injury/TBI
Dental Pain
Dizziness/Vertigo
Facial Pain
Facial Tics
Headaches
Migraines
Tinnitus
Toothache
TMJ

Men’s Health:

Impotence/Sexual Dysfunction
Infertility and Conception Difficulties
Prostate Issues

Musculoskeletal Disorders:

Arthritic Pain (Including Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Back Pain
Fibromyalgia
Foot Pain
Knee Pain
Leg Pain
Lumbago
Neck Pain and Stiffness
Painful Joints
Shoulder Pain and Stiffness
Sprains and Strains
Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

Nervous System and Nerve Pain Disorders:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Nerve Pain
Nerve Paralysis
Neuralgia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sciatica

Pediatrics:

Behavioral Problems
Cough
Digestive Problems
Ear Infections
Failure to Thrive
Growing Pains
Preemie Challenges
Sleep Problems

Preventive Health:

Seasonal Attunement
Stress Management
Wellness and Preventive Care

Respiratory Disorders:

Allergies
Asthma
Bronchitis
Common Cold (Symptom Relief, Prevention/Immune-Boosting)
Sinusitis

Women’s Health, Gynecology and Obstetrics:

Childbirth
Fetal Malposition
Hormonal Imbalances
Induction of Labor
Infertility and Conception Difficulties
Labor Pain
Lactation Difficulties
Menopause
Menstrual Irregularities
Menstrual Pain/Cramping
Ovarian and Uterine Problems
PCOS
PMS
Postpartum Care
Pregnancy Support
Sexual Dysfunction

Will acupuncture and Oriental medicine work for me?

What Should I Expect at My Appointments?

How long will my appointment take?

We offer a wide variety of services.  Some of our services will require different lengths of time for your appointment.

Generally, our Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine treatments last 90 minutes for an initial appointment, which includes a full evaluation and an acupuncture treatment, and 60 minutes for follow-up appointments, which includes a brief evaluation and an acupuncture treatment.

Please see a detailed list of our services for further details.

How should I dress when coming for an appointment?

Comfortably, with loose fitting clothing if possible.

What paperwork needs to be completed before my first appointment?

 
You should plan to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of your first appointment in order to complete your New Patient paperwork.   Included will be a patient information sheet, medical history, and consent forms.

You will be asked to complete a complete medical history that is detailed and comprehensive.  This will help your provider offer you the best evaluation and treatment plan to address your health concerns.  While some of the questions may seem unrelated to your condition(s), we ask that you fill our your medical history thoroughly, as we are looking for patterns in the functioning of your body.  All information requested may be relevant to our treatment planning.

If you prefer, this paperwork can be emailed to you prior to your appointment so that you may complete it ahead of time and bring it with you to your initial appointment.

What will be discussed during my initial evaluation?

What Payments and Insurances Do You Accept?

Do you accept insurance? What insurance plans do you accept?

If we are not currently listed as a provider with your health insurance plan, we are happy to provide you with a SuperBill so that you may submit your treatment information for reimbursement from your insurance company, should your policy cover acupuncture services.

We are an in-network provider for the following health insurance plans and their affiliated programs:

  • Tri-Care West (or TriWest Healthcare Alliance) and the Veteran’s Choice Program.

We are currently in the credentialing process of becoming in-network providers for the following health insurance plans and their affiliated programs:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • American Specialty Health
  • Cigna/Great-West
  • United Health Care
    • Optum Health

We have submitted a request to become in-network providers for the following health insurance plans and their affiliated programs, but have not yet  begun the credentialing process:

  • Aetna
    • Columbine Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
    • PHCS Network
    • Multiplan Network
    • PHCS Savility
  • HealthNet Federal Services
  • Workers Compensation
    • Anthem Worker’s Comp
    • Employer’s Worker’s Comp
    • Pinnocol Assurance Worker’s Comp
      • SelectNet
    • Coventry Worker’s Comp
      • Coventry Auto Injury
      • First Health

The following health insurance plans do not cover Acupuncture services:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Tricare United Healthcare
What forms of payment do you accept?

 
We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • ApplyPay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
What is your office’s payment policy?

Payment for services are due at the time services are rendered.

Package rates are available for multiple treatments, which can significantly reduce the per-treatment cost of your care with us.