What is acupuncture and how can it help you?
Originating over 3,000 years ago in ancient China, acupuncture and herbal medicine served as the primary form of health care for many years, used to treat a whole host of illnesses and ailments. Although acupuncture is not yet fully understood by Western science, current research continues to show its’ effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions.
An acupuncturist gently inserts very, very thin needles into the skin at various points and in combinations that stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue and increases blood flow. This triggers the body’s natural painkillers as well as a whole cascade of other hormones and neurotransmitters.
Affinity Acupuncture specializes in effective pain management, fertility treatment, and holistic health. Read more about some of the conditions we specialize in below.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses tiny needles to stimulate the body’s healing ability. No one knows how to heal your body better than your body. Acupuncture brings the body back to a state of homeostasis, encouraging the body to function optimally in order to heal and repair. Acupuncture addresses the underlying root of the issue to not only address symptoms but also improve overall wellbeing.
Will it hurt?
No! The needles used are comparable in width to a single strand of hair, making the experience very comfortable. Many come in very nervous for their first treatment but find the whole experience to be essentially painless and even relaxing.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes! Acupuncturists are highly trained and specialized in needling therapy. An acupuncturist must obtain at least a Master’s degree in acupuncture and pass national board exams before becoming licensed. The needles used are high quality, sterile, and single-use, making the entire experience very safe.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treats a wide variety of conditions. It is especially effective for pain of any kind. However, acupuncture can address more than just pain including anxiety, depression, PMS, allergies, digestive issues, nausea, vertigo, and so much more! See here for more info.
With acupuncture treatment, we focus on your main complaint but also address the entire body. Often, patients see improvements in their main complaint as well as in areas such as digestion, stress, or sleep.
What services do you offer? (+pricing info)
At Affinity Acupuncture, we offer acupuncture and integrative medicine. Each treatment is tailored specifically to you so we can get you back to living your best life! Visit the services page for more details.
New Patient (75 minutes) for $160
Return Patient (60 minutes) for $110
Vitamin B-12 (5 minutes) for $20
MICC (5 minutes) for $30
Trigger Point Injections (add-on) for $40
Red Light & Infrared Therapy:
Single session of red light + infrared (20 minutes) for $40
10 session package of red light + infrared for $250
How do I get started?
The first step to better health is to book an appointment! At your first visit, we’ll discuss your main reasons for seeking treatment as well as overall health. We’ll answer any questions you may have and recommend a comprehensive treatment plan to help you reach your health goals.
Let’s get you back to living your best life. Book online today or call/text the office at (406) 272-0474!
Do you accept insurance?
Affinity Acupuncture is IN NETWORK with Allegiance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna for acupuncture services. For any other insurance, we are happy to provide you with a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. If you have questions, please call the office at (406) 272-0474.
Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted including HSA and FSA.
Do you accept Medicare?
Short answer: no.
Long answer: Medicare will only cover acupuncture done by an MD, NP, or PA that is also a fully licensed acupuncturist. As far as we know, there is no one in the Billings area or even the entire state that meets those qualifications. Hopefully in the next few years that will change and acupuncturists will be able to bill Medicare directly.
There are some Medicare supplements that may cover acupuncture. Call your Medicare supplement plan directly to check for acupuncture benefits and verify that they will cover acupuncture done by an acupuncturist (not an MD/NP/PA). Please call our office at (406) 272-0474 if you have any questions.