Shen Garden Acupuncture

401-935-7221
74 Second Street, North Kingstown, RI

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For Patients

What to expect during your first visit

The first visit combines an in-depth interview with a physical examination during which time you will be given ample time to discuss the details of your main concern. You will be asked questions regarding family medical history, body system functions, personal goals, life-style, sleep and diet. The main goal of the first visit is to diagnose the root cause of the issues at hand and develop a treatment plan. Allow two hours for the first visit. Subsequent visits for treatment generally last about one hour. These treatments are uniquely designed to treat you and your specific needs. One of the many benefits of Five Element Acupuncture is the degree of customized treatment you will receive. No two people are alike, therefore no two treatments are the same.

Fees and scheduling

Fees: First visit is $150. Follow up treatments are $80. A sliding scale fee is available for those in need. To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 401-935-7221 or send Email to danhoward2000@yahoo.com

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What about my doctor?

Acupuncture is an excellent complement to the care you receive from your doctor. It is always better to have a team working together towards the ultimate goal of your good health and well-being. By working with your doctor, it may be possible to reduce or eliminate some of the medications you are currently on. I recommend that you inform your doctor that you are seeing an Acupuncturist. If your doctor would like to discuss my treatment strategy I will gladly make myself available. It is important for you to discuss any changes you want to make regarding your medications with your doctor first.

Insurance Coverage

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island and United Healthcare insurance are accepted provided your plan specifically covers Acupuncture. Check with your plan manager for details including coverage, number of annual visits and amount of co-pay. If your current coverage does not include Acupuncture then you may be able to add it for a very reasonable fee.

Forms and other documents

Raw Herb Cooking Instructions [pdf]
Patients Rights [pdf]
Consent Release Form [pdf]

Customer Testimonial

I first made an appointment with Dan to address a knee issue. After my first appointment ( the most comprehensive initial visit I have ever had with ANY health professional) I soon realized that I was onto something much, much bigger. Dan’s sincere attentiveness to help me achieve total wellness for my body and mind has been a godsend for me. Having only been with him for two months, I can’t imagine my life from now on without acupuncture as a component of my wellness plan. Like many others, I was at first very nervous and apprehensive about the needles. I can honestly say that the needles are a non-issue. The fact that Dan never leaves you alone in the treatment room is also extremely comforting. I have been raving about Dan since my first visit – he is a truly wonderful and caring practitioner. My only regret is not having found him sooner!

— Debbie

Begin your journey back to health and vitality call 401-935-7221 or email for an appointment now.

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