frequently asked questions

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanisms that work to maintain a state of balance, known at homeostasis.  Our bodies naturally produce a wide variety of pain-relieving substances, anti-inflammatory chemical agents, hormones, immune enhancers and so forth.  Acupuncture helps the body use its own healing resources and processes to naturally heal an illness and/or disease.

Do you take insurance? 

We are currently in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and accepting patients with Blue Choice PPO, Blue Essentials HMO, and Blue Advantage HMO. We are out of network with Humana and Mail Handlers (Coventry).  Insurance coverage of acupuncture varies policy to policy.  If you would like to know if acupuncture is covered under your policy, please let us know and we will gladly check for you.

Why should I go to Alma Acupuncture and not my other practitioner? 

Adrianne Ortega, is a licensed acupuncturist.  At Alma Acupuncture your acupuncturist has undergone extensive training for four years to become a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.  

Please call alma acupuncture today to schedule at 210.840.9407

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