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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

Description of service

I got acupuncture for pain in my neck and shoulders, muscle stiffness and tension, and insomnia.

The acupuncturist inserted about 25 needles into my neck and back and hooked them up to some kind of electric apparatus which conducted electricity, and made the needles kind of jump.She offered my herbs, but it was a liquid solution that smelled much like a different acupuncturist's herbs, and I knew I couldn't stomach them, so I passed.

The appointment was $50.

Review of Service

It was the second time I had ever had this procedure done with the electrical stimulation, although by a different person, and it was still a strange experience. The muscles kind of twitched and it was uncomfortable, but then later my muscles felt much better.

The stiff muscles and pain was drastically reduced by the acupuncture, but it didn't really do anything for the insomnia. I was told that the herbs would help my insomnia, but I just couldn't stomach them, so it wouldn't help much if I couldn't get it in my system at all! If they had herbal pills, it would have been much easier to take.


Get recommendations for acupuncturists, since for most people, it is a little bit of a frightening experience anyway. If you're scared of needles, this might not be the way to attack your problem. The electric stimulation helped with muscle tension, but I'm not sure if it would help with other conditions. It didn't seem to help with my insomnia.

As with any health-related service, remember that you are paying and if anything is uncomfortable or painful, ask the practitioner to stop immediately.

$ 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