Dr. Bahia Al-Salihi is a BlueCross/BlueShield PPO provider. Her services are out of network for all other insurance companies.
A Chiropractic visit will include a detailed history and examination, a diagnosis and therapy recommendation. Your consent is always required before a Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation. Not all visits to a Chiropractor include a manipulation; there are other methods of providing pain relief and restoring joint function such as traction, extension therapy, and activator treatments.
There is a sensation associated with the insertion of the needle that is unique to acupuncture; it is not painful, it creates achey heaviness or warmth. After anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes the needles are removed.
The term “acupuncture” can be used to describe a specific modality or a comprehensive system of medicine.
Modality – The practice of “acupuncture” includes any insertion and/or manipulation of a filiform acupuncture needle for a therapeutic purpose based upon both traditional theoretical understanding and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. This practice encompasses interventions described by terminology such as “dry needling,” “motor point needling,” and “myofascial trigger point needling.”
“Acupuncture” as a modality is distinguished from the use of the term to generally describe the system of medicine often referred to as East Asian medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Oriental medicine, etc., which includes a variety of techniques or therapeutic approaches, including acupuncture, for the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of disease.
Dry Needling (sometimes also referred to as, “motor point needling,” and “myofascial trigger point needling”)
The term “dry needling” is regarded as synonymous with the definition of Acupuncture as a modality and is a treatment that involves the insertion of thin, non-medicated solid needles into muscles or connective tissues.
Dr. Bahia Al-Salihi is a BlueCross/BlueShield PPO In-Network Provider. Her services are out of network for all other insurance companies. Please call your insurance company to find out what your deductible is, and once that is met, find out what percentage of the chiropractic or acupuncture treatment will be covered.
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