Let’s face it: a full course of acupuncture can take a while to finish, and when you’re working to improve your health the last thing you want to do is worry about money. If you’re in a financial bind but need to keep going with acupuncture, what can you do? Here are some ideas to help save some money:
- Space out your treatment frequency. This has a risk – while this can save your wallet, your progress may suffer or stall. If you want to be making at least the same progress between treatments, you will have to start some form of self-care method to ensure you don’t lose ground. This could include self-massage or foam rolling, acupressure, changing your diet or exercise patterns, altering your sleep habits, or more. Typically multiple changes can be made for better effect. Talk with your acupuncturist to see what would be good changes to make for you. One of these might be to…
- Take herbal medicine. Many times herbs are used along with acupuncture to help speed progress on a problem, but they can also be an effective replacement. Taking a custom herbal formula is a safe way for you to get treatment every day at a lower price point than regular (weekly) acupuncture sessions, even if you’re already on other medications.
- Adopt a self-care plan. Learning how to adopt proper posture, perform self-massage, and move your body correctly can resolve so many problems. Oftentimes a little self-discipline can go a long way to eliminating the need to see a provider. To help you, we offer an extensive series of self-care videos that you can use to help learn how to take care of yourself better.
- Talk with your acupuncturist. Your acupuncturist wants you to be well, and this includes having good financial health. While the options above are the most obvious there might be other things that are specific for you that can help you improve without breaking the bank. Talk to your acupuncturist to find something that fits your needs.