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Acupuncture is a system of medicine with ancient roots. For thousands of years, doctors in China studied the intricate networks of the human body and found ways to free the body of disease and pain and to promote longevity. Modern practitioners of acupuncture graduate with a Master of Science in these ancient Chinese texts along with advanced study in human anatomy and physiology.


During an assessment, Dr. Sand will ask detailed questions and use pulse diagnosis to develop your individualized treatment. Using thin acupuncture needles, acupuncturists can release blockages in your "qi", or vital energy, to restore your body to balance and to reduce symptoms. These needles are often placed along your body's channels or meridians, which are like highways for qi flow. 

What can acupuncture help with?​

  • Chronic or acute pain

  • Injuries

  • Insomnia

  • IBS

  • Bloating

  • Nausea/morning sickness

  • Heartburn/acid reflux

  • Fatigue

  • PCOS, endometriosis

  • Migraines/headaches


  • Menopause symptoms

  • Medication side effects

  • Irregular or painful periods

  • Fertility enhancement

  • Mood support

  • Inflammation

  • Post-surgical healing

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Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes more than acupuncture. Dr. Sand may also recommend the following as part of your treatment:

  • Cupping

  • Moxa

  • Gua sha

  • Qi gong

  • Chinese herbal medicine

  • Therapeutic nutrition

Insurance Codes 
This is not a guarantee of coverage or services. The codes below serve as examples of what a provider could bill for these procedures. Actual billing will depend on medical necessity and the provider's assessment. 

  • Acupuncture 1st unit

    • CPT - 97810

    • Diagnosis codes - M54.2 (neck pain)

  • Acupuncture subsequent units

    • CPT - 97811​

    • Diagnosis codes - M54.2 (neck pain)

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