How long will it take for the treatment to work?
We treat chronic conditions ( in your system for long time) after western medicine has not being successful with the promise of resolution, patient arrive to treatment with the hope of a FAST treatment, overall after months of working with western care and not getting the result expected. Length of treatment varies according to the condition, but you could see changes as fast as 24 hours after the first treatment. Treatment will be tailored according to patient conditions and needs and in some cases may take longer than expected
You mention chronic conditions in the timing, but what if I came to IA first?
Acute conditions are much faster to heal because they are in your body just for a short period of time (less than 2 weeks) before you come for the first visit and did not move deeper in your body. One session a week may be sufficient for a month and maybe just every other week to support you immune system until you are ready to be discharge from treatment.
How often will I need to get treatment?
Appointments maybe once or twice a week during the first three month of treatment and may decrease as long as the condition improves. In a period of three month the patient can see important changes not only in the physical area, also emotional improvement. The treatment plan is always developed with the patient input needs and wants.
What if I need herbs or something like that?
If you need herbal treatment I will call the Chinese pharmaceutical company and order your medication. You will call them too and pay them directly for the prescription that you may need and agreed to take.
What should I expect on my first visit?
The first session, Evaluation/Management (Detailed and Comprehensive) usually is the one that takes more time face to face , due to the assessment and the collection of information, Be ready to be in the office for at least 1.5hs . – 2.00 hours. Arrive 30 minutes early if you are a NEW PATIENT, and did not complete the paperwork that I will send to you via email after you requested the appointment. Like in any Dallas SPA the first session is pre pay to reserve your place and avoid cancellations without a call.
How can I make payment for the treatments?
You can pay cash, major credit cards or check in office. I don’t take insurance but I will be happy to give you a super bill to present to your insurance company. They may pay to you back the full amount or a percentage of the fee charged to you by IA. If pay by check and it is returned you will be charge with a $ 35.00 dollars return fee charge by the bank
What if I'm interested in trying acupuncture to help with my addiction?
If you are dealing with an addiction and need residential treatment you will receive a recommendation for it based on your medical coverage. If you don't qualify, other recommendations will be made. After that period of time (usually Detox) you can continue with us in outpatient and with acupuncture care. Be informed that you condition is going to be assessed and the best recommendation provided to you. You can always deny treatment or choose alternative care.
Are you saying that acupuncture can help with addictions?
Auricular Acupuncture – NADA Protocol helps people recover from drugs and alcohol dependencies. It is used in clinics through the United States and internationally. Acupuncture can decrease cravings for drugs and alcohol, reduces withdrawal symptoms, relieves tension, and helps people relax. Acupuncture treatments, taken daily for the first 45 days, clear the mind, build energy, and give a sense of well being.
How long have they been treating addiction with acupuncture?
It all began in the early 1970’s when H.L. Wen, MD., a neurosurgeon from South China, was preparing to use electro-acupuncture as surgical analgesia. The patient, who happened to be experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opium at the time, reported his symptoms had disappeared. Wen canceled the surgery and searched in the hospital for other patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms. He performed his pre-operative procedures on them and their symptoms ceased also. Acupuncture for substance dependence/abuse was born. Dr. Michael Smith from the South Bronx utilized the same points and developed the NADA Protocol.
How does acupuncture work?
According to Chinese tradition, placing acupuncture needles in the ear affects specific organs (liver, lungs, kidneys) and the nervous system. Western science has confirmed that acupuncture treatments change levels of chemicals in the body, which then act on the nervous system.
When is your next available NADA training?
Training in Dallas, Texas are:
|January 20-22, 2012
||February 17-19, 2012
||March 16-19, 2012 **
|April 13-15, 2012
||June 8-10, 2012
||July 6-8, 2012
Trainings are on weekends! Trainings are every other month to be sure that we have enough participants to be a cohesive group.
Trainings will be Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
training is in Bogota, Colombia
for a full certificate in Spanish for Latin American Physicians (MD)
Please email us at DrMéndez@InternationalAcupuncture.com
to receive more information about fees, locations and accommodation in the area, as well as any interest in International Trainings.