Abba Anderson Acupuncture

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To schedule an appointment online, click the Book Now button above. You can also call Abba at 417-353-8868 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you have about acupuncture.

If you are nervous about needles, Abba is happy to schedule a free 15-minute office visit to show you the needles (they are very tiny!),  and insert one in your arm so you can experience it before committing to a treatment. The needles are inserted very gently and shallowly, and most people say something like, “That’s it? I didn’t feel anything!”

Image of acupuncture treatment room at Abba Anderson Acupuncture in Springfield, Missouri.
Peaceful treatment room.

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, in China and around the world, to treat both physical and emotional health issues. Research shows that acupuncture improves pain, women’s health issues, anxiety and depression, and digestive and autoimmune disorders.
          It doesn’t hurt. Most people are surprised to find that acupuncture doesn’t hurt and that it is deeply relaxing. I use the tiniest needles possible with extra gentle Japanese techniques. You may occasionally feel a mild sensation when a needle is inserted, but I believe that acupuncture shouldn’t hurt. Please tell me if a needle ever bothers you so that I can adjust or remove it.
          Cost and time? The first visit is $100 and 75 minutes long, subsequent visits are $80 and 60 minutes. You can pay with cash, check, credit/debit card, and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. While insurance doesn’t cover acupuncture much in Missouri, Anthem is covering acupuncture on some policies. If you have Anthem health insurance, call the number on the back of your card to see if you are eligible to sign up for acupuncture coverage. You will pay me for your acupuncture treatment up front, and I can you a receipt to submit for reimbursement.
          Directions: I am located at 2B Well, 3539 South Lone Pine, right across the street from Sequiota Park. Parking and entrance are on the west side of the building, or the back side of the building from Lone Pine.
          What should I know about my first visit? Eat a little something an hour or two before your appointment. It’s best to wear stretchy clothes that roll up easily, because I usually want to do points around your knees and elbows. You’ll fill out some simple paperwork, then we’ll talk about your goals for treatment. You’ll lie down on a comfortable massage table and I’ll insert the needles, usually on your head, ears, arms, legs, and sometimes on your back and/or belly. You may also need to remove your shirt or pants so that I can put needles and cups on your back. You probably won’t feel the needles at all, but please let me know if you experience any discomfort so I can adjust or remove the bothersome needle.  Most peoples feel significantly more relaxed within minutes after I begin inserting the needles. Once the needles are in, you will have a nice nap for 30 or so minutes.  Because acupuncture is so relaxing, it’s ideal to schedule your treatment so that you can take it easy afterwards, rather than rushing back to a busy day.
          
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