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Passionately serving Pierce and King Counties: Covington, Maple Valley, Kent, Tacoma, Puyallup, and the beautiful Western Washington


Passionately serving Pierce and King Counties: Covington, Maple Valley, Kent, Tacoma, Puyallup, and the beautiful Western Washington.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

The number of acupuncture treatments you need will depend on the onset (acute/chronic), severity, and complexity of your ailment(s), as well as your overall health.

Acupuncture works on a momentum: each treatment builds on the previous one. With acupuncture, patients generally begin to see positive changes within the first few treatments. Because everyone is created uniquely, the rate of healing varies greatly for each individual. After a few visits, we will be able to determine your rate of responses to the treatments and discuss the best treatment plan for you.

Acupuncture is not an instant fix. Considering disorders that have existed for years, one or two acupuncture session(s) will not be enough to help you correct your problems. True healing requires time and commitment. To achieve optimal results, it is important that you are dedicated to follow the suggested treatment schedules. In some cases, we also encourage long term follow-up care to prevent the symptoms from recurring as well as to maintain health and wellness.

Financial Planning For Your Care:

Our rates vary depending the needs of each patient as well as insurance coverage. We accept Most Insurance Plans, Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We will gladly check your insurance coverage for acupuncture care.

Acupuncture and herbs are usually covered by most FSA & HSA. Therefore, please keep your receipts so that you may submit them for reimbursement.

In addition, we also offer discounts for the under-insured as well as a variety of payment options, which we will discuss with you.

Insurance Information

To learn about your benefits, here are some questions that you can ask your insurance provider:

  • Will my plan cover acupuncture?
  • How many visits per calendar year?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Do I have a co-pay / co-insurance?
  • Do I have a deductible?
  • If yes, has it been met?

Let's Get Started!


What People Are Saying

I truly enjoy Shirley and Ed at the Acupuncture Center. They take the time to listen and I never feel rushed. They are atentative to listening to your body's imbalances and listening to feedback on follow-up visits.

Sherry B. on Google

Shirley had helped me so much in the past several months. It has been great to find someone who will find the root of the problem and not just put a bandaid on it.

Kat T. on Google

Fantastic! I've been going for over a year and Edward he is so thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Tara L. on Google

Shirley and Edward have shown care and patience the first time I saw them. Never have I seen people who are so meticulous with such detail!

Theo W. on Yelp

My treatment has been with Shirley. She is a very caring professional and cares about all aspects of your life, not just the reason you came in. I have had nutritional counseling, Chinese herbs, and acupuncture with her, and I highly recommend her.

Kate H. on Yelp

My first impression was a peaceful and clean waiting area, the wait was, well there was NO wait really. Ed was awesome attentive and patient while I rambled on with my "issues". He spent a great deal of time evaluating my painful ankle, and explaining my treatment plan as well as the payment and insurance process.

Paula J. on Yelp
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