Will my insurance cover Acupuncture?

John Motley currently accepts most insurance plans including: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii HMSA, Kaiser, HMAA, UHA, American Speciality Health Network (ASHN), and all auto insurances. It is important to note policies vary and it must be verified that your particular plan has acupuncture benefits. Please use the 1-800 number listed on the back of your card to verify acupuncture is covered on your plan.

Please furnish our office with a current copy of your insurance card, and we are happy to call and verify coverage for you.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are usually eligible for acupuncture coverage. Workers Compensation and Personal Injury usually covers acupuncture when an injury occurs at the work place or an auto accident.
Typically, in the state of Hawaii, you are eligible for 30 Acupuncture visits following an auto accident.


How much does an Acupuncture session cost?

Where most clinics charge per menu item, John Motley offers an all inclusive visit for a flat fee. This means, whether it's the additional use of massage, electro-acupuncture or any combination of services, you will be given the best treatment possible during your visit time for one fee.

Comprehensive Acupuncture + Bodywork Sessions

FIRST VISIT ....................... $125

~ 60-90 min. Includes complete intake, assessment and treatment.

FOLLOW UP VISIT ........... $96.15

~ 60 min. Review of your improvement and continuation of treatment plan.


~ 90 min. For patients who enjoy longer sessions or Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments.

What does Acupuncture feel like? Tell me about the needles.

Acupuncture needles are small, hair-thin and flexible. Insertion is usually painless and often followed by sensations of warmth, numbness or tingling. People are often surprised at the depth of relaxation and sense of calm once the needles are in.

John Motley has been trained in Clean Needle Technique and only uses single use, sterile, disposable, stainless steel needles.


How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture needles are inserted in specific points on the body. These acu-points are located along meridians or channels that run along the surface of the body and then go deeply inside the body connecting to it's pertaining organ. Needling acu-points influences the central and peripheral nervous system and causes the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters from the brain. It also increases blood circulation which allows the body to heal more quickly and completely.

It is important to choose an experienced Acupuncture practitioner who is trained how to best activate and balance the body's "Qi", your body's life-force energy, and affect a bio-chemical cascade of healing.


How many Acupuncture Treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will vary depending upon your condition and your overall health. Many acute conditions may need only 3-6 treatments, whereas chronic conditions usually require 6-12 treatments. John Motley, L.Ac. can best assess this question after your first appointment.