Acus we actively refer to

There are two types of acupuncture business models: community acupuncture and private acupuncture. There are also two types of acupuncturists in NY: certified and licensed acupuncturists.  Below we discuss what each of these are, and then we provide a list of acupuncturists by area, listing if they are private or community acupuncture and certified or licensed acupuncturists.

Community Acupuncture typically has a sliding scale of $20-50 (you pay what you can afford) and does not accept insurance.  Treatments occur in a group setting in one large room with between 5-10 people resting in the same room.  Talking is kept to a minimum.

Private Acupuncture has a set price, and ranges from $65-200.  Many providers are in network with insurances, but if they are not, you will still be able to ask for a copy of treatment notes with codes to submit to insurance.  Treatments occur in a private room with a closed door and will be tailored specifically to you.  You are encouraged to talk with your provider and let them know how you are doing week to week.

Licensed Acupuncturists are what you will normally see when you visit an acupuncturist.  Licensed acupuncturists have a 3-4 years Masters degree in Acupuncture and around 3000-4000 hours of experience.  They pass national board exams and are licensed by their state.  Their education includes medical training like pathology, orthopedics, medical terminology, learning and palpating muscles and joints, nutrition, hours of memorizing points and needling points on each other, acupuncture theory (how to select points so that the points in a treatment work together), and acupuncture diagnosis (created by looking at tongue, feeling the pulse quality, looking at signs and symptoms and health history) and much more.  This training also includes a year of treating paying patients while being mentored by a senior acupuncturist.  Licensed acupuncturists are also often certified herbalists as most schools offer Chinese herbology in their training programs.

Certified Acupuncturists are medical doctors who attend a 300 hour training to be able to practice acupuncture or hire acupuncturists.  This gives them info on the basics of acupuncture points, but with very little acupuncture theory or acupuncture pathology.  Instead they use solely western pathology and diagnostics methods.  Thus they refer to themselves as medical acupuncturists.  They are great if you have a complicated medical issue and prefer to work with a medical doctor doing acupuncture, as their office may be equipped to handle serious emergencies.

Physical therapists are able to practice acupuncture legally in some states, but this is not legal in NY.

Glens Falls, NY

ADK Sports Acupuncture
Alyx Soesman
Licensed Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
Located at Massage Works
26 Saratoga Ave.
Glens Falls, NY 12803
Phone, Email & Webste pending
To schedule contact AcuNirvana at 518-409-6993 as we are scheduling for her until she gets more contact info.
Fees: $90 first visit/Initial intake, $65 follow up (all Acupuncture Nirvana patients will have initial intake fees waived).
Insurance: She will not be taking insurance the first year but hopes to begin taking it the second year in practice.
North Country Holistic Care
Diane McDonnell
Certified Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
461 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-745-5887
http://www.northcountryholistic.com
Fees: $200 first visit/initial intake, $100 follow up
Insurance: CDPHP, Medicare (traditional), Medicaid, Aetna  






The Acupuncture Studio
Brooke Wood
Licensed Acupuncturist
Community Acupuncture
54 Sanford Street
Glens Falls, NY
518-615-0505
http://www.theacupuncturestudio.com Fee: $10 paperwork fee + fee of $20-30 for first visit/initial intake. $20-30 sliding scale fee (pay what you can afford) for follow ups.
Insurance: Does not accept insurance.
Adirondack Community Acupuncture
Warren McNaughton
Licensed Acupuncturist
Community Acupuncture
366 Aviation Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-791-1779
http://www.adkca.com
Fee: $$30-50 for both first visit/initial intake and follow up fee. Insurance: Does not accept insurance but will give patient a receipt to submit to insurances who have out of network benefits.  

Saratoga Springs, NY

Turtle Moon Acupuncture
Dana Ballassi
Licensed Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
Located at the Garden
434 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
206-579-8267
http://www.turtlemoonacupuncture.com Fee: $80 first visit/Initial Intake and $65 for follow up visits.
Insurance:MVP, ASH, First Choice, LifeWise, Healthways, Aetna, Cigna, Uniform & Empire BCBS, United Healthcare
Ageless Acupuncture
Bridgette Shea
Licensed Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
47 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-450-1945
http://www.agelessinsaratoga.com
Fee: $175 first visit/initial intake and follow ups are $125 an hour plus $25 each additional 15 minutes
Insurance: Does not accept insurance but will give patients a receipt to submit to insurances who have out of network benefits.

Burnt Hills, NY
  
WomanCare Acupuncture & Herbs

Emily Rieffel
Licensed Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
8819 Saratoga Road
Burnt Hills, NY 12027
518-288-8431
http://www.womancare-acupuncture.com
Fee: $115 first visiit/initial intake and $75 for follow up visits
Pediatric acupuncture follow ups: $52 for ages 3-10 years old
Insurance: Aetna, CDPHP, Cigna, Empire BCBS (Anthem), Empire Plan (NYSHIP), MVP, United Heatlhcare

Greenwich & Ballston Spa, NY

Fly Again Acupuncture
Alicia Askew      
Licensed Acupuncturist  
Private Acupuncture 61 Rowland Street, Suite 221
Ballston Spa, NY 12020   518-855-1455    
http://www.flyagainacupuncture.com  
Fee: $80 first visit/initial intake and $70 for follow up visits
Insurance: Does not accept insurance but will give patients a receipt to submit to insurances who have out of network benefits.
Fly Again Acupuncture Alicia Askew Licensed Acupuncturist Private Acupuncture
70 Main Street
Greenwich, NY 12834
518-855-1455
http://www.flyagainacupuncture.com
Fee: $80 first visit/initial intake and $70 for follow up visits
Insurance: Does not accept insurance but will give patients a receipt to submit to insurances who have out of network benefits.

Clifton Park, NY

518 Acupuncture
Ashley Wells
Licensed Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
12 Corporate Drive,
Clifton Park, New York 12065
518-416-1846
https://518acu.com
Fee: Call for more info
Insurance: CDPHP, MVP, United Healthcare

Albany, NY

Leah Rainer Acupuncture

Leah Rainer
Licensed Acupuncturist
Private Acupuncture
350 Northern Blvd, Suite 305
Albany, NY 12204
518-227-9782
https://www.leahacupuncture.com/
Fee: $80 per session for first visit/initial intake and follow ups
Insurance: No insurance but can take flex spending and HSA Cards