A Lakewood acupuncutre clinic for all of your health needs
Offering Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to Lakewood, Denver, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Aurora, Highlands Ranch and surrounding mountain communities.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. When performed by a licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is very safe with a minute number of associated side effects, or complications. At Foothills Acupuncture our practitioners are licensed by the state and nationally board certified. Our practitioners only use single use sterile needles, and strictly adhere to the clean needle technique procedures.
"Although tens of millions of acupuncture needles are used annually in the United States, only about 50 cases of complications resulting from acupuncture have been reported in the medical literature over the past 20 years." - Birch, et. al., "Clinical Research on Acupuncture", Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2004
Is it painful?
Very few people report finding the insertion of acupuncture needles to be painful. These needles are hair fine, unlike injection needles which are thicker, hollow and have cutting edges. For this reason, acupuncture feels nothing like getting a shot or having blood drawn.
How many treatments will it take to see results?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, while they can show positive results from just one treatment, typically take multiple treatments to influence the body into a healing state. The number of treatments will vary based on the patient’s constitution and the type of condition that is affecting the patient. Typically people with non-chronic and milder conditions can start to see some change and lasting results in 4-6 treatments. If the patient’s health issues are chronic, long-lasting, or severe, it may take 10 or more treatments to start to see change and lasting results. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a cumulative effect and therefore stronger disharmonies in the body may require multiple treatments per week at first to be able to obtain lasting results. It should be noted that most patients will feel better and more relaxed after every acupuncture treatment, even if their health problem is not fully resolved.
At Foothills Acupuncture we will work with you to set up and implement a health plan that can allow you to see and feel lasting results. If you are wondering what we can do for your particular health issue, or have questions about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Do you accept insurance?
Foothills Acupuncture does not accept insurance at this time. However, we are currently undergoing the credentialing process to accept insurance and hopefully be able to accept your insurance in the near future. In the mean time, Foothills Acupuncture will provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement .
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. At Foothills Acupuncture, we want to ensure that you are confident in your decision to incoporate acupuncture and Chinese medicine into your life. We are happy to discuss with you your current health issue, a possible health plan, and address any questions that you might have regaurding acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We can be reached by phone, email or by sending us a message below.
The cost of services varies depending on what service is given. Below is a list of the services Foothills Acupuncture offers. For a more detailed list with descriptions of each service, please visit the Services page.
If you are seeking treatment, but are having trouble affording it, please ask about our sliding scale.
90 minute initial treatment $120
60 minute treatment $80
30 minute treatment $45
30 minute community acupuncture session $30
How much do your services cost?
We ask that you please provide a 24-hour notice of cancellation prior to your scheduled appointment. If you miss an appointment or cancel less than 24 hours in advance, you may be subject to a $50 fee.
What is your cancellation policy?
How long has acupuncture been practiced?
As a system of medicine, acupuncture is over 2500 years old, and may have been practiced in China in a rudimentary form 5,000, even 7,000 years ago. The oldest continuously used medical textbook is the "Huang Di Nei Jing" ("Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic"). Still relevant today, this textbook remains a valuable reference on theory and techniques that practitioners still use today. The practice of acupuncture has evolved and changed since it's inception. Many new techniques have been developed and continue to be developed today.