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 Information for New Patients and Conditions Treated By Acupuncture

A minimum of ten treatments is optimal in order to receive the benefits of a medicine that addresses the root of your condition. Remember, Traditional Chinese Medicine is holistic and not a quick fix to relieve symptoms. Rather, it is based on an eloquent philosophy that corrects the abnormalities in your body and its systems that are causing acute and chronic symptoms. Chinese Medicine treats disease by altering the body's internal energies. This takes time, it is a natural process.

Treatment results are analogous to the Gestalt theory that emphasizes that the whole is the sum of its parts. When you treat one condition, your entire body will realize beneficial results through a smooth flow of qi and increased circulation.

An herbal formula that is designed to treat your specific condition will be prescribed as an essential, vital part of your treatment process. Certain herbs contain natural energetic substances whose essence gently corrects underlying deficiencies. Many of these botanical substances have been isolated and scientifically analyzed, however, it is the synergy of their actions when methodically combined in a formula that produces their potent effects. Herbs are a most important adjunct to your treatment.

SCHEDULING: New patient appointments usually book a few weeks in advance.
To schedule your appointment, please call 808-222-4622.

CANCELLATION: Cancellation of an appointment requires a notice 24 hours ahead of your appointment, 48 hours is preferable.
In case of a no-show or cancellation on the day of the appointment without prior notice, there shall be a charge of $100. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.

INSURANCE: Sheryl Malin is a provider for ASHN, Harrington, Fiserve, and Kaiser Permanente Complimentary Healthcare Insurance. If you are not sure if you are covered by insurance, please call your provider and ask if you qualify for acupuncture treatments.

Symmetry also accepts ASHN (American Specialty Health Network), United Healthcare Insurance, and most others, Workman’s Comp and No-Fault insurances.

*NO-FAULT: If you have been in an accident, most insurances cover acupuncture for 30 treatments. These treatment totals are combined with chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage. Please ask you adjuster about your coverage. You do not need a physician’s referral for treatment. Acupuncture is very effective at treating acute injuries. My patients say that they realize more relief from the acupuncture treatments than other modalitiies.

*WORKMAN’S COMP: A physician’s referral is necessary for treatment and coverage. Most physicians are accepting of acupuncture as they have seen the positive results it produces. If you want acupuncture treatments, ask your physician for a prescription referral. You will need a minimum of 10 visits to achieve results.

Information you need to provide about your policy at the time of scheduling your first appointment:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your birth date
  3. Your policy number
  4. Your membership number
  5. Your case number (where applicable)
  6. The date of your accident
  7. Your Case Worker or Adjuster’s name

                  

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

* Approved by the World Health Organization


GYNECOLOGICAL                                                          

Infertility
Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS) 
Endometriosis 
PMS 
Menstrual Cramps
Menopause Syndrome 
Impotence 
Post-operation pain 
Dysmenorrhia
Amenorrhea

MUSCULOSKELETAL 

Sciatica 
Pain and Weakness in: 
  Neck, shoulder, arms
  hands, fingers, legs, feet 
Back Pain 
Muscle Cramping
Neurosis
Localized Injuries 
Sprains, strains 
Sports injuries 
Arthritis 
Disc problems 
Trauma Injuries

NEUROLOGICAL

Migraine Headache
Stroke Residuals
Parkinson’s disease 
Facial pain
Neuralgia 

Urological

Overactive Bladder
(OAB)  

EMOTIONAL

Insomnia
Stress reduction 
Anxiety
Nervousness
Hypertension
Depression 

DIGESTIVE DISORSERS

Chronic diarrhea
Indigestion 
Constipation

DERMATOLOGICAL

Hyperacidity Urticaria
Psoriasis
Herpes Zoster
Gum problems

EYE, EAR,NOSE, DENTAL
Tinnitus
Toothache
Post extraction pain
Sinusitis Common cold 
Asthma 
Poor vision, tired eyes 

OTHER CONDITIONS

Chronic Pain Control
Obesity
Addictions
Smoking Cessation
Diabetes