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Arthritis, Autoimmune & Allergy is pleased to offer acupuncture treatment, provided by Licensed Acupuncturist Michele Rehere.
Michele attained her doctorate in D.A.C.M. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2019. She has been practicing acupuncture since 2014.
Michele will be offering acupuncture services on Tuesdays (appointments run 8:15am to 4:00pm) and Fridays (appointments run 8:15am to 12:45).
At this time, acupuncture treatment will only be available to Medicare patients who experience chronic low back pain.
Self-pay for non-Medicare patients will be available at a later date. Please keep an eye out for an email with an update on this.
In accordance with Medicare Coverage:
“Starting January 2021, Medicare Part B covers up to 12 acupuncture visits in 90 days for chronic low back pain. However, Medicare doesn’t cover acupuncture (including dry needling) for any condition other than chronic low pain.
Chronic low back pain is defined as:
- Lasting 12 weeks or longer
- Having no known cause (not related to cancer that has spread, inflammatory, or infectious diseases)
- Pain not associated with surgery or pregnancy
Any qualified patients will receive treatments twice a week for 4-5 weeks. Copay is not required for acupuncture treatments. This is an alternative treatment, especially for patients who have been on Opioid analgesics for chronic back pain.”