Will Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

One of the questions we get most frequently at Blue Jean Acupuncture, is “Does insurance cover acupuncture?”  Back in the dark ages, when acupuncture was considered some kind of exotic voo-doo, acupuncture was not covered.  However, in the past few decades people in the west have discovered its amazing benefits. 


Insurance companies have realized that acupuncture is able to treat injuries and diseases as effectively as western medicine. But acupuncture treatments can be had at a fraction of the cost of western medicine.  So it’s no wonder insurance companies are covering eastern medicine.

You can even use your FSA card to pay for acupuncture.  That’s a further savings for you because you can use pre-tax dollars to pay for your health care.  It’s like getting 20-30% off the cost of care.

In most cases, even car insurance will pay for acupuncture.  At Blue Jean Acupuncture, we often treat people who have been in car accidents.  They get better faster with acupuncture care, and they don’t have to pay out of pocket for their visits! 

In our experience, the majority of health and car insurance plans do offer acupuncture coverage.  So if you’re unsure if you get coverage for treatment just give us a call and we would be happy to help you find out what your plan will cover. 626 441-1888