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How Much Do Acupuncture Sessions Cost In Las Vegas?

Average acupuncture costs in las vegas

You are experiencing pain, anxiety, soreness, and stress but medications leave you feeling groggy, tired and nauseous. 

You worry that some medications are highly addictive, but do you have any other options to treat your symptoms?  

Yes, there’s acupuncture.

Acupuncture has been used to treat a multitude of illnesses for thousands of years but is still relatively new in western medicine so it can seem a bit mysterious. 

The following guide will demystify acupuncture by explaining what to expect during an acupuncture session and how much it costs. 

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice used to balance the flow of energy or chi which flows through meridians or pathways within in the body. 

Small needles are inserted into specific points along these pathways helping the body’s chi to rebalance. 

What is Chi?

Chi is also synonymous with “breath” in the Chinese language. So, why would acupuncture be used to balance the body’s breath? Well, Chi also means “life force” or life itself. So, when things aren’t aligned with your health, it’s often the case that your Chi, or “life force,” is off balance. 

How does acupuncture today differ from the acupuncture done thousands of years ago?

Well, the biggest difference is that acupuncture, in the past, was not as scientifically driven. Sure, it was used by medical healers who had been experimenting with the practice of acupuncture. But, they didn’t have the technological advancement to use modern tools or modern equipment to determine exactly how acupuncture positively impacted the body. 

Instead of needles, they used things like sharp stones or bones. This definitely wasn’t sanitary and could’ve led to adverse affects.

What is modern acupuncture like today?

Modern medicine uses acupuncture to stimulates nerves, muscles and connective tissue boosting the body’s natural painkillers. 

Acupuncture is part of Integrative Medicine which focuses on treating the whole body by combining traditional medicine and therapeutic treatments.  

What does acupuncture do?

Acupuncture uses very fine sterilized needles that are inserted in specific points on the body that stimulate the nerve which sends signals to the brain to release feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Bu

 

The release of these endorphins can make “patients may feel euphoric, or happy, and this increases the pain threshold”.  

But, it does more than just release endorphins. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of diseases and illnesses successfully. Here are some of the conditions that acupuncture can successfully treat: 

 

Stroke recovery  

How does acupuncture help recovery from strokes? 

The Shujintongluo  protocol is used to alleviate muscle rigidity. This practice also helps blood flow to increase to the side of the body where the stroke happened.

The goal of using acupuncture for stroke recovery is to help facial muscles gain strength and function. It’s also used to increase motor skills. 

Tendinopathy 

 

Acupuncture, according to recent data, has been able to have positive impact on people dealing with acute and chronic tendinopathy. 

Reduce pain in labor 

While acupuncture hasn’t been deemed totally affective in reducing pain during labor, there have been scientific studies that have shown that it might help women who do not want to use drugs during labor. 

Diabetic Neuropathy 

Diabetic neuropathy is when the extremities (usually fingers and toes) experience things like tingling, numbing, or burning.

Acupuncture has been shown to help some of these symptoms. 

Migraines 

Recent data has shown that patients who get regular treatment of acupuncture experience fewer days of migraines than those patients who do not get regular treatment of acupuncture. 

Depression and Anxiety 

A recent study found that acupuncture treatments to certain points on the body can be just as effective, if not more effective, than Prozac for depression. 

Skin Disorders

Acupuncture has been shown to help certain skin conditions, like:

  • Itching
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Urticaria
  • Pimples
  • Postherpetic neuralgia

Sleep Disorders

For people who have trouble sleeping, acupuncture has been shown to help them fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and get more REM sleep to facilitate rest and healing.

Addiction

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce addiction for patients who regularly seek treatment.

Acupuncture balances the nervous system and increases circulation, making it easier for the body to heal itself without the use of medication. 

Is acupuncture safe?

The risks associated with acupuncture are minimal when performed by a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner using sterile needles. 

And by minimal, this means that there are no known long-term side effects or dangers of using acupuncture.

According to nearly all of research out there, acupuncture is shown to either be positive or neutral. There are no known studies where acupuncture has shown to be detrimental to one’s health.

Common side effects of acupuncture are soreness and minor bleeding or bruising where the needles are inserted.

Acupuncture is safe as long as it is performed by a licensed acupuncturist.  

Why is acupuncture so expensive?

What is considered expensive is subjective, but expensive usually indicates top quality and high standards. 

 

Shouldn’t we all demand top quality and high standards when it comes to our health?   

 

You may think acupuncture is expensive but you get what you pay for! And, for most people, acupuncture is not expensive. It’s affordable and they’re able to get regular treatments within their spending budget.

 

Chronic pain, hypertension, anxiety, addiction are diseases that hinder a person’s life. If you are suffering from one of these diseases, what would you pay for relief and healing? 

 

If acupuncture can give you relief from your symptoms and help your body to heal naturally then it is well worth every penny it costs, right?

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Our country is in the mists of an opioid epidemic that claims the lives of over 130 people each day. With these terrifying statistics, one would assume insurance companies are lining up to cover alternative treatments and therapies but sadly most don’t cover acupuncture. 

 

Check with your insurance company to see if acupuncture is covered under your policy. In some cases, an insurance company will cover acupuncture if your doctor states it is medically necessary.  

 

There is good news! The Department of Health and Human Services is exploring non-pharmacological treatments, specifically acupuncture, in the wake of the opioid crisis. 

 

If DHHS determines acupuncture is a valid treatment insurance companies will probably begin to cover it. 

Acupuncture price without insurance - what’s the average cost?

The cost of acupuncture varies based on location, treatment options, and practitioners’ credentials.

What’s great is that the initial consultation for acupuncture at our clinic is free. If you’re looking to see if acupuncture can help you heal and live a better life, then come in for a free consultation to learn more. 

Acupuncture prices depend on your condition

Are you suffering from migraines or back pain? Is anxiety or depression taking control of your life? 

 

Our Las Vegas Acupuncture Clinic has licensed acupuncturists who can work with you to develop a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and help your body health naturally. 

 

For more information about treatments and pricing call us at (702) 642-5446

 

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