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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
$ 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

Description of service

I got acupuncture for my shoulder, neck, and back pain, with the acupuncture needles being hooked up to electrodes to stimulate them. The acupuncture part was $50.

I was also given some herbs. The herbs (I'm not sure what they were) had already been brewed and then frozen. I had four large paper cups full of them for $20.

Review of Service

The acupuncture was great. The electrical stimulation seemed to really make a difference in loosening up my muscles. I have had acupuncture before and it helps somewhat with muscle tension, but the electric stimulation added something.

At first it was kind of scary because I wasn't sure what the acupuncturist was doing (he didn't speak very much English) and the needles just started twitching and jumping in my back, which was a little alarming.

After I stopped feeling so much like a dissected frog (you know how their legs twitch when they're hooked up to an electrical source), I realized that it was actually really relaxing and doing much more for me than normal acupuncture.

Some of the other aspects were not that great though. The acupuncturist had me under a heat lamp which made me WAY too hot and he didn't come in to check on me so it stayed on. also, he had me lying in a pretty uncomfortable position.

The herbs were awful. I wasn't expecting them to taste good but I honestly could not stomach even the tiniest taste. It looked, smelled, and tasted like tires that were melted down and mixed with motor oil. My boyfriend made fun of me for not being able to drink it and then he tried it and gagged!


Don't pay extra for herbs you can't stomach - learn from me.

Aside from that, I think if you were new to acupuncture, you might want to start without the electrical stimulation. It might seem less scary that way.

$ 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