What Is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?
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:
- Herbal Medicine
- 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?
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.
Autoimmune Disorders (Lupus, MS, etc.)
Cancer Care Support
Food/Weight Loss/Weight Management/Obesity
Cardiovascular and Circulatory Disorders:
Heart Attack (Aftercare)
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Bloating and Gas
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Nausea and Vomiting
Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat:
Infertility and Conception Difficulties
Arthritic Pain (Including Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Neck Pain and Stiffness
Shoulder Pain and Stiffness
Sprains and Strains
Nervous System and Nerve Pain Disorders:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Failure to Thrive
Wellness and Preventive Care
Common Cold (Symptom Relief, Prevention/Immune-Boosting)
Women’s Health, Gynecology and Obstetrics:
Induction of Labor
Infertility and Conception Difficulties
Ovarian and Uterine Problems
What Should I Expect at My Appointments?
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.
Comfortably, with loose fitting clothing if possible.
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 Payments and Insurances 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
- 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:
- Columbine Health Plan
- 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
- Coventry Worker’s Comp
- Coventry Auto Injury
- First Health
The following health insurance plans do not cover Acupuncture services:
- Rocky Mountain Health Plans
- Tricare United Healthcare
We accept the following methods of payment:
- American Express
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.