Below the health insurance plans we encounter, which include but are not limited to:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- United HealthCare
- Cigna HealthCare
- Blue Shield
- Heath Net PPO
- PacifiCare PPO
- Covered California
Please note that these are very short list of companies who cover acupuncture.
If your insurance policy covers our acupuncture treatments, your insurance company will be billed. If your insurance policy does not cover our services, then ‘Time of Service Payment’ by Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, Check, etc. are accepted. We will verify your insurance coverage and benefits. Acupuncture Treatment Packages are another option for discounts for the ‘Time of Service Payment’.
For your convenience, we can verify your insurance benefits before your visit if you call (949) 419-7339 or email info@ZenForAll.com.
Please be advised that Medicare and Medi-Cal do NOT cover acupuncture so far, so we do NOT accept Medicare and Medi-Cal.
We accept Workers Compensation Insurance for work related injury as well as Auto Insurance for auto accidents.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.
An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
How are Acupuncturists educated?
Today, acupuncturists undertake three to four years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must pass a national exam and meet strict guidelines to practice in every state.
What will my TCM Doctor do?
During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your doctor also may check pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive various TCM therapies, including an acupuncture treatment. Visits with your doctor may last from thirty to ninety minutes.
How safe is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.
Is Acupuncture safe for children?
Yes. In some instances children actually respond more quickly than adults. If your child has an aversion to needles, your acupuncturist may massage the acupuncture points. This is called acupressure or tuina.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.
Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, or monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups”.
Will my insurance cover Acupuncture?
Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:
- Will my plan cover acupuncture?
- How many visits per calendar year?
- Do I need a referral?
- Do I have a co-pay?
- Do I have a deductible?
- If yes, has it been met?
How should I prepare?
- Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
- Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
- Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
- Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
- Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.