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the Cost of Single Acupuncture Treatments

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$ 100
Oct 2007
Sacramento, CA
ankle and back
Standard treatment for ankle and back pain  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2008
ambler, PA
Ongoing care and treatment  more... close row
$ 15
Mar 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Community acupuncture has a sliding scale  more... close row
$ 60
Sep 2007
Alameda, CA
Acupuncture diagnosis and treatment  more... close row

Description of service

For $60, the acupuncturist does a tongue and pulse diagnosis (common in traditional Chinese medicine), asks about symptoms, performs acupuncture, Tui na massage, and cupping. For an extra $6 or $8 she will give you the specific herbs that are supposed to help with your symptoms.

The whole thing takes about an hour, but 30 minutes of that is relaxing with the acupuncture needles in. I know that doesn't sound relaxing if you've never had acupuncture before, but you don't actually feel the needles once they're in, usually.

Review of Service

I really like this acupuncturist. I am going for insomnia, which is said to take several visits before you see an improvement. I noticed that I slept better for about two days and then was back to normal - I have no idea if that was a placebo effect or not. The needles don't bother me at all.

The Tui na massage feels good - it involved a lot of pressure and sort of a slapping motion, but actually feels really good.

Cupping is something I had never had done before and probably wouldn't have done if it hadn't been included, but it was very intriguing. A vacuum is created in a glass cup by burning a match in it and the cup is placed on your back. It sort of suctions up your skin, and the practitioner moves the cup around, creating kind of a massaging effect. I am not sure what the long term effects are supposed to be.


Obviously, don't go to an acupuncturist if you're not comfortable with acupuncture! Have the acupuncturist explain what he or she is doing before you get acupuncture performed.

$ 150
Jun 2006
Scottsdale, AZ
migrane headaches
Acupuncture not a solution for this migraine  more... close row
$ 20
Nov 2005
Berkeley, CA
Treatment at an acupuncture school  more... close row
$ 50
Jan 2007
Alameda, CA
stress and insomnia
I got acupuncture for pain in my neck and shoulders  more... close row
$ 70
Feb 2007
Alameda, CA
shoulder, neck and back
Acupuncture treatment with electric stimulation  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2007
Portland, Oregon
Consultation and treatment  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
Dallas, TX
to reduce blood pressure
Full body/back side acupuncture  more... close row
$ 70
Mar 2008
Fresno, CA
Affordable acupuncture  more... close row