Cost & Insurance


Acupuncture treatments are cumulative, so we recommend coming once per week for 8-10 weeks for you to improve as much as possible.  If your condition is severe/acute we recommend 2x per week for the first 2 weeks and then once a week for 4-6 sessions. All treatments occur in a private room with heated tables, soft music, and a relaxing environment.

The insurances Kat and Alyx participate in are as follows. However, if you have one of these providers, this does not guarantee that your plan will cover acupuncture. Please have us check your benefits ahead of your appointment time.

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • The Empire Plan (NYSHIP) for State Workers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna (we only accept out of network patients which means you pay up front for the treatment, we bill Cigna for it, and they send you a check directly reimbursing you).
  • MVP
  • United Healthcare
  • VA (Alyx only)

To check your benefits ahead of your appointment time, send an email to or fax us at 518-615-1251 with a picture of your insurance card and your date of birth. If you don’t check your benefits before your appointment, please make sure to bring your insurance card to your first appointment.  You will have to pay $95 for the first treatment but we will refund that if your insurance covers acupuncture (minus the difference of a copay if you have one).

If you are not covered by insurance, Kat & Alyx’s out of pocket rate:

First treatment: $95 (includes a comprehensive health intake and a first treatment. At that time your practitioner tells you if you need the “Simple” or “The Works” to improve. We also tell you how many treatments we think you will need to get better.

Subsequent treatments:

  • “The Simple” treatment lasts 45-60 minutes, deals with 1-2 simple health issues, is done on either the front or the back side of the body as needed, and costs $50.
  • The “Works” treatment lasts for 90 minutes, involves treating the front of the body, the back of the body, cupping, heat packs and/or infrared heat lamp. We may suggest herbs, supplements, or dietary changes. Treatments focus on dealing with multiple health problems and attempting to get to the root of your health issues. The cost is $95 (this does not include the cost of herbs).

Contact us at 518-409-6993 if you have questions.
Gift certificates for any acupuncturist are available for purchase at the clinic.