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Wellness And Acupuncture Clinic In Longview, Washington
Acupuncture can restore the smooth flow of energy and intervene in a process that may, over time, create greater dysfunction or disease. Our healing therapy focuses on creating a physiological change in the body to correct the underlying problem.
At Acupuncture Northwest, we provide people of all ages including children, with the healing they need. We have a holistic approach to patient care. Along with acupuncture, we also utilize herbal remedies and traditional Chinese medicine to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. At Acupuncture Northwest, our goal is to help every individual find their path to healing with our services.
Our Experienced Acupuncturists
Patty Kuchar L. Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist)
Before becoming an acupuncturist, Patty Kuchar worked as an educator and has studied in the counseling field. Her varied talents and interests have led her to pursue a career encompassing them all. Using a combination of patient education, counseling, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs, Patty Kuchar is able to offer her patients a unique approach to their health. “Treating the whole person, body, mind, and spirit is an important aspect of my treatment approach.”
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
- Certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists.
- Licensed by the State of Washington Department of Health.
- Patty completed a program of study at Hei Long Jiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China.
- Owner of Acupuncture Northwest for over 20 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Acupuncture Work?
Yes, Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been used throughout history by more people than all other health modalities combined. In fact, it has been the main form of health care for most of the world for thousands of years.
Does Acupuncture Provide More Than Just Temporary Results?
Yes, the results of acupuncture are long-lasting due to the fact that it addresses the underlying cause of the disease, not just the symptoms.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Usually, one or two treatments per week are recommended. However, the number of treatments needed varies widely according to condition. Generally, the more chronic the illness the more treatments are needed and may require several weeks or longer. Acute problems respond much faster. Occasional treatments throughout the year may help to prevent problems from becoming chronic or severe.
Are The Needles Disposable?
Yes, All needles are single-use, which means they are disposed of as medical waste after each use.
Is Acupuncture Covered By Insurance?
More health insurance companies are covering acupuncture due to public demand. In Washington State, it is the law that the insurance company must include acupuncture treatment as long as it is provided by a licensed acupuncturist. Personal injury cases are usually covered. WA State Medicaid Health Plans, VA, L&I, and personal injury insurance all cover acupuncture now.
Can I Feel The Needles?
Acupuncture needles are as thin as a hair and are inserted quickly to avoid the sensation of pain. But, for those who are still uneasy, we have needless acupuncture available. This is a low-level laser that is used a lot on children and facial acupuncture.