Doctor Maya Alishayeva MS, Dipl. AC., L.AC National Board Certified Acupuncturist
718 897-0781, 646 327-7267
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How much does Feel Good Acupuncture treatments cost? The first visit is $100 and all subsequent visits are $60 (Queens offices) and $85 (Manhattan office) for non members. Members - $35 per visit (Queens offices) and $55 (Manhattan office), limited to 2 visits per week per each family member. For membership info click here.
Fees: Most insurance companies provide acupuncture benefits now. In that case, you will only be responsible to cover the office visit co-pay. Usually it's $5 - $20 depending on insurance company eligible coverage. However, if you happen to be one of the people with an insurance plan that does not cover acupuncture, if your condition is not covered for acupuncture benefits, or if you don't have health insurance you will have to pay at the time of service,
What forms of payment do you accept if I do not have an eligible insurance? The preferred methods of payment are cash and check. However, we do accept all major credit cards through PAY PAL security services ($3 credit card service convenience fee required).
When do I have to pay? Payments must be made at the time of service to qualify. 24 Hour Notice is required for all cancellations or rescheduling. A $25 cancellation fee is charged for late cancellations and No-Shows.
What should you expect during your first visit? During your first visit, I usually carry out an in-depth interview and exam that includes asking numerous questions about your primary complaint, as well as a complete health history, and relevant aspects of your health. That helps to build up a complete picture and to put your illness into a holistic context. After the first visit, a customized treatment will be formulated. During your treatment, you will lie either face up or face down in a comfortable position on a massage table, listening to relaxing music and receiving therapy.
How many treatments will you need? That depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint. You may need only a single treatment for an acute condition. A series of five to twelve treatments may resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over time.
How painful is it? The needles are generally painless and most people only feel a tapping sensation.
Are the needles clean? Only sterile disposable needles are used. This eliminates the possibility of transmitting a communicable disease by a contaminated needle.
What if I fear needles? If you fear needles, perhaps Acupressure, Electro-acupuncture, Tui Na massage, cupping, magnets, or herbs would work better for you.
Why do they want to look at my tongue? The tongue is a map of your body, reflecting the general health or your organ and meridian systems. Your acupuncturist will look at the color, shape, and coating of your tongue.
Why do they want to feel my pulses? There are 12 main positions on your wrists that your acupuncturist will feel. Each position corresponds to an organ and meridian system. Your acupuncturist will be looking for 28 pulse qualities that relfect the balance of Qi and your general sate of health. If there are any imbalances they will appear in your pulse.
How should I prepare for an appointment? • Come to the clinic with any questions you may have, your acupuncturist is there to help you. • Wear loose and comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. • Don't eat large meals just before or after your acupuncturist visit. • Refrain from overexertion, drugs, or alcohol for up to 6 hours after your acupuncturist visit. • After your acupuncture treatment, avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax. A warm bath or shower is helpful. Also, be sure to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water.
How long will be my session? Please plan for 1/2 to 1 1/2 hours for the initial acupuncturist visit and 20 minutes to 1 hour for each such visit thereafter.
What should I do before and after the acupuncture session? For best results, avoid coffee, soda or sweets before acupuncture visit, finish meals half an hour before acupuncture session and wear loose clothes. After acupuncture, avoid aggressive physical activity, drink 2-3 cups warm water, have Epsom salt foot bath and take light meal like soup or cooked food.