Can Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine help me?
YES!! Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine represent an ancient healing art dating back over 2500 years. For centuries, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been a complete form of medicine able to treat any ailment short of emergency medical situations.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Modern Western medicine cannot completely explain how acupuncture works. Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy) through Meridians or pathways that span the body. Acupuncture uses small, thin, disposable needles to regulate Qi flow restoring the harmonious energetic balance of the body which can relieve pain, and stimulate the body's internal organs to improve function and promote health and well being.
Do I have to believe in Acupuncture and “Qi” for it to work?
No. Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to be effective.
How much does it cost?
I see most patients anywhere from 6 to 12 times for an initial course of treatment. You can see a complete fee schedule and more about pricing on the Pricing page HERE.
Is there a Cancellation fee or policy?
Yes. If you fail to cancel an appointment within 24 hours, you are subject to a cancellation or no show fee of $50/hr. No shows or cancellations within this time frame due to an emergency or inclement weather are not subject to a fee.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an empirically based system of medicine designed to enhance the body's natural healing abilities. TCM combines acupuncture with bodywork, herbal therapies and lifestyle recommendations to help you achieve maximum health. A safe, reliable and effective form of medicine, it has been practiced for over 2500 years to keep people healthy.
Are the needles clean?
Yes. Rebecca uses sterile packaged one-time use only disposable and sterilized steel needles. There is no risk of transmitting a communicable disease using such needles.
Does acupuncture hurt? What will I feel?
Acupuncture stimulates the movement of Qi and everyone’s experience of Qi is different. You may feel a sensation of heaviness, perhaps a slight distention around the needle or traveling up or down the affected Meridian (energy pathway). Some people can feel the needles being inserted and some cannot. If you experience any discomfort, it is usually mild and not considered painful.
What do I wear?
For acupuncture and foot reflexology sessions, please wear comfortable clothing that can easily roll up to the knees and elbows.
What can I expect after a treatment? How much treatment do I need?
Dramatic results are unusual after a single treatment but not unheard of. Most patients will experience a gradual relief of their symptom(s) or improvement of well-being over a course of therapy. In China a “course” of treatment is traditionally 10 treatments in 10 days. Here in the US this is difficult to achieve due to financial and time constraints. Most patients receive treatment once a week for 1-3 months but the course and frequency of treatment can vary based on your individual needs. Rebecca will work carefully with you to determine the best course of treatment based on your needs and lifestyle.
I’m curious about Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine but there’s nothing “wrong” with me. Can I still get treated? Can Acupuncture be preventative?
YES! Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are a GREAT way to help maintain your health and ensure that you are staying the path of wellness. If you have no major health concerns, Acupuncture is still great to reduce stress, increase energy and strengthen your immunity towards maintaining and happy healthy you! In Rebecca’s ideal world, all of her patients would continue treatment once a month just to keep themselves strong and healthy.
Do you bill insurance? What insurance do you accept?
YES! Rebecca bills insurance. She is currently contracted with the insurers you see at the top right of the page.
Rebecca can also bill any plan that includes Out of Network coverage, Auto Insurance (PIP) and Worker’s Comp claims.
Do you have gift certificates?
YES! Gift certificates for Rebecca’s services through All Ways Well are always available and can be purchased in any denomination. Gift certificates can be purchased on site in person at All Ways Well or can be purchased online. To purchase an instant online gift certificate click the link below:
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Do you offer discounts?
Yes, on special occasions and on your birthday! Rebecca provides periodic time sensitive special offers at Chinese New Year and Mid Autumn Festival. Check the Blog page to see if there are any time sensitive offers currently available. Discounts and special offers do not apply when billing insurance.
Current Insurance Contracts for All Ways Well:
American Specialty Health Network**
CHP-Kaiser Self Refer**
Community Health Plan Washington
Medicare PART C Chronic Low Back Pain
MODA (formerly ODS)
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
check back often for updates!
All providers can bill any plan that includes Out of Network coverage, that is an Auto Insurance (PIP) claim and all Worker’s Comp claims.
All Ways Well does NOT accept Oregon Health Plan, Aetna, First Choice Health, CIGNA or Humana plans at this time, though practitioners can provide you with a superbill which you can submit for reimbursement after treatment if you prefer.
* NOTE United Healthcare has a very complicated network system and Rebecca is not (cannot be it seems! but always trying...) in network with all of them. Please check the UHC website and search for Rebecca Kitzerow/All Ways Well under your specific plan before intending to use UHC benefits to pay for treatment.
** These plans only cover a 30 minute session for return patient visits. If you book a 60 minute return appointment there will be an added $40 fee starting 2024