Welcome! Call me at 417-353-8868 to schedule an appointment, or ask any questions you have about acupuncture. You can also schedule online by clicking on the book now button above.
Cost and time: Treatments take one hour. Your first visit is $125. After that, it’s $80 per visit. You can pay with cash, check, credit/debit card, Flexible Spending or Health Savings cards.
Location: I see clients in my house off Sunshine in Springfield at 1465 E. University Street near Mercy Hospital. From the intersection of Sunshine and Fremont, drive north on Fremont and take the first right on University. My house is in the middle of the block on the left.
Please park in the driveway or on the street in front of my house, and text me when you arrive. If you arrive early, you may need to wait until your appointment time if I am with another client.
About your first visit: It’s ideal to wear shorts and short sleeves, or loose clothes that push up easily to your knees and elbows. You’ll fill out a simple half-page intake form, and we’ll talk about your goals for treatment. Then you’ll lie down on a comfortable massage table. I’ll insert the needles, usually on your head, ears, arms, legs, and sometimes on your back and abdomen. You ‘ll mostly not feel the needles at all, but please let me know if you experience any discomfort after I’ve inserted a needle. Most people feel significantly more relaxed within minutes after I start inserting the needles. Then you’ll relax with soothing music for 20-30 minutes. You will have a doorbell to ring in case you need me at any time, which is usually comforting to people who are new to acupuncture.
“I feel more like myself after acupuncture.” After your treatment, you’ll likely feel pleasantly relaxed and calm. My clients often say something like, “I feel more like myself after acupuncture.” When you get acupuncture for one issue, you’ll probably find other things getting better. You may notice that you feel calm. You may notice that you’re in a good mood. You’ll probably sleep really well for a few nights following a treatment. People often wake up the next morning feeling better than they did the day before, whatever their symptoms are.
COVID safety. I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and I hope you are too. I wear a mask during your treatment, and disinfect surfaces and change linens between clients. If you or anybody you’ve been in contact with have had cold, flu, or COVID symptoms recently, please let me know so we can reschedule your appointment.
Is acupuncture covered by my health insurance? Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t cover acupuncture much in Missouri. If you do have insurance coverage for acupuncture, you can pay for the treatment up front, and I can give you an invoice to give to your insurance company for reimbursement.