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Acupuncture

People who receive acupuncture will often notice a transformation – either of their mind and emotions, their body, their lifestyle behaviors, their concentration, focus and productivity at work, and their relationships with friends and loved ones. Or all of the above.

How is it possible for one treatment modality to deliver such a wide range of results?

Physical therapy for the nervous system

Through acupuncture’s actions on the nervous system, acupuncture can help you heal both mental and physical health issues. In fact, it is helpful to think of acupuncture as “physical therapy for the nerves”. Through a series of sessions, often similar in frequency and duration to physical therapy, acupuncture can be extremely helpful for a range of health conditions. Many of our Washington DC acupuncture clients suffer from a common set of issues that can be divided into three areas:

Because there are not many healthcare treatments currently available that directly affect the nervous system, acupuncture will oftentimes help when other treatments have not.

Your first acupuncture session

Your first session will consist of a health history conversation, as well as an acupuncture treatment. We will talk about your chief complaints, as well as some of the underlying causes that may be at play. To finish the consultation, we will outline an initial plan for acupuncture treatment, as well as discuss an initial plan for lifestyle changes that will be beneficial for your condition(s).

Typically we will talk for 15-20 minutes, and then you’ll start your first acupuncture session. The total time of the first appointment is usually an hour, but allow for 1 hour and 30 minutes in your schedule in case the discussion or treatment takes a bit longer, and also because you will likely want a few minutes to enjoy the relaxation of the acupuncture session before heading to your next appointment.

Your treatment plan

Most often, we suggest that you start with acupuncture, 2 times per week for 2 weeks. These 4 sessions will be a good gauge of how you respond to acupuncture. At your 5th session, we’ll evaluate your progress, and suggest your next stage of treatment.

Your next stage will usually be a 1 month or 3 month treatment plan. At this point, in addition to acupuncture, we may recommend one or more of our other services as part of your healing process:

If you are interested in acupuncture at our clinic, you can schedule an appointment online or contact us for more information.

Next steps...
Verify your insurance benefits

We participate with Blue Cross / Carefirst, Cigna, and Aetna. Have a policy with one of these companies? To find out if your plan includes coverage for acupuncture, please fill out our short form to verify your benefits with us. You can also call us with your information at 202.297.7404. This step is required if you’d like to use insurance to cover your treatment. Our staff will usually have your coverage information within 1-2 business days.

Book a session now

To schedule an initial acupuncture appointment, simply visit our online scheduling page, and follow the directions from there.  After scheduling, you will receive an email with links to the online health history form, and medical insurance form (the latter to be used if we have verified your insurance benefits).

We look forward to meeting you!

Overcoming insomnia

I started coming to Transformational Acupuncture after suffering for several months from insomnia. I had gotten good benefits from acupuncture in the past for other issues and after realizing my sleep just wasn’t getting any better, decided to see if acupuncture would help. After a few months my sleep has returned to normal, and I believe acupuncture has been instrumental in resolving the issue. The practitioners at Transformational Acupuncture are good people, who care tremendously about their clients, and are enthusiastic about what they do. They also make it very easy to access insurance benefits if you have them and strive to keeps costs affordable if you don’t. I have recommended Transformational Acupuncture to friends and continue to go biweekly as a way to maintain my general health.

NK , age 41

During the 5 sessions I worked with Jeremy, I felt as if – truly – he was a magician of some sort. It wasn’t only the acupressure, but the spirit of ancient and modern Chinese medicine – the healer touches spirit and body and emotions in a profound way. Following his work with me, my life then took an entirely unexpected and wonderful turn.

CH , English Professor

A natural approach to chronic anxiety

I was experiencing persistently high levels of anxiety that made it impossible to handle the regular stresses of daily life. I sought acupuncture because I wanted to avoid having to take medication, as I usually have negative side effects. The treatments were fast and mostly painless, and the staff spent a considerable amount of time getting to know me and learn about my issues and goals for the acupuncture treatment. After my first few sessions of acupuncture, I noticed I was less bothered by things that normally made me anxious. After completing eight sessions of acupuncture, my baseline level of anxiety was much lower and I am now able to manage most days without feeling anxious at all. If I do feel anxious, I recover quickly. Even stressful events at work and home have not affected me as they used to, and I am able to be clear-headed and maintain perspective throughout the day. In fact, I have on several occasions felt a peacefulness that I never before experienced in my life. In conjunction with leading a healthy lifestyle and developing a fit spiritual condition, acupuncture was a critical and transformational element in helping me recover from anxiety.

Lauren M , age 31

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