Fort Collins Family Acupuncture
Located inside Natural Health Associates
313 West Drake Rd - Suite 210
Fort Collins CO 80526

Phone - 970-472-0955
Fax - 970-372-4437

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FAQ About Our Clinic

What is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)?

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is full system of medicine.  In many countries it is used as primary care medicine to treat a wide range of aliments from digestive disorders to psychological disorders.  Included in AOM is Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Moxa, Guasha, Tuina, and Cupping.

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Does Acupuncture hurt?

When a competent, licensed practitioner of acupuncture performs it, acupuncture is extremely safe. All acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use. Acupuncture needles are FDA approved.

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Is Acupuncture safe?

As long as a competent practitioner performs it, Acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use. Acupuncture needles are FDA approved.

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What conditions are treated with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

  • Addictions
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Cold and flu
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Detoxification support
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroparesis
  • GERD
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Herpes
  • Hypertension
  • IBS
  • Immune weakness
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Low Libido
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menopause 
  • Pain – emotional or physical
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson’s
  • PMS
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Postpartum issues
  • PTSD
  • Radiation/Chemo Reactions
  • Shingles
  • Sinus Infections
  • Smoking Cessation
  • TMJ
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • And much more…..

Call us today to see if Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help you.

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Does my insurance cover Acupuncture?

Fort Collins Family Acupuncture does accept all types of insurance and is In-Network  with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Coventry, Great West, United Healthcare (UHC), and UMR.   Please note that Tri-Care, Medicare, and Medicaid do not currently cover Acupuncture.  Also many patients use their HSA plans to cover Acupuncture visits.

Because insurance plans differ greatly, please call your insurance to verify benefits prior to your first appointment. If you need guidance during this process we can e-mail forms to you before calling. We always recommend that you ask for a reference number (#) for the call.

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What forms of payment are accepted? And what is the cost?

Costs will vary depending on your insurance coverage. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover are accepted. Many insurance plans cover acupuncture, and we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Great West, United Healthcare (UHC), Coventry, and UMR. Call your insurance today to see if your plan covers acupuncture.

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How many treatments will I need?

This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 7-10 treatments on a weekly basis tends to offer the best outcome. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health, while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.

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Does the clinic offer Chinese herbs? If so, what kind?

Yes, we have an extensive Chinese herbal pharmacy that consists primarily of patent herbal formulas from Blue Poppy Herbs located in Boulder Colorado.  For complicated cases we do also use granules so that formulas can be customized to each patient’s needs.  All our herbs, liniments, and patches come from a reputable company and are not only safe, but effective.

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What else has our clinic had success in treating?

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Immune Weakness
  • Addictions
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Digestive Imbalances
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Heart Palpitations
  • And Much More!

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What sets our clinic apart from other Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners?

  • A comprehensive diagnosis is clearly communicated to you
  • We love what we do and are devoted to top quality patient care.
  • We take our time with you: 1.5 hours in the first visit and 40-60 minute follow-ups.
  • We educate you about what’s wrong, why and how it can be healed according to Chinese medical principles. We explain these principles to you.
  • When you get come in for a treatment you will get full care including Acupuncture,  nutritional and lifestyle counseling, herbal consulting, cupping, moxibustion, and tuina (Chinese style massage) as needed.
  • All of our herbs are GMP certified, safe and effective.
  • You can speak to Kimberley Benjamin, the owner of Fort Collins Family Acupuncture, directly about your needs.
  • At Fort Collins Family Acupuncture, your treatment specifically reflects your unique individual dynamics and your treatment is personally tailored to your needs.
  • Saturday appointments are available.
  • We bill your insurance for you after benefits have been verified.

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What can I expect during my 1st visit?

During your first visit, the acupuncture practitioner takes a detailed health history. This includes a Chinese medicine physical exam where your pulses are felt, palpation is done on the meridians of your body, and your tongue is examined. A short acupuncture treatment is given so you know how it feels. This first treatment is focused on getting your body ready to experience the effects of acupuncture. At your second session, we will give you a full report on your health situation and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

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Fort Collins Family Acupuncture cancellation policy

We understand that there are times when a patient must miss an appointment due to emergencies or obligations for work or family. However, when a patient does not call to cancel an appointment they are preventing another patient from utilizing that time. Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid any cancellation fees. Standard appointment fees will apply without appropriate notice.

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Other professionals in our same facility

Fort Collins Family Acupuncture is located inside of Natural Health Associates, which offers our Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine services, as well as dietitian services, phlebotomy, thermal imaging, massage, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine.

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