Hello and welcome to all of the patients transferring care from Balanced Healing!
If you are searching for Camilla Schwarz, you’ve found her! As of October 31 2016, Camilla’s practice has moved and joined Kunlun Mountain Acupuncture with her colleague and classmate from acupuncture school, Tracy Soltesz.
You can learn more about Camilla on our provider’s bio page here.
If you have questions for Camilla about how acupuncture might help your particular health conditions, please email her: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 410-224-2328. Camilla is happy to chat with you about your questions and concerns.
Camilla is very happy to report that around the beginning of December 2016, she will be participating with the major area insurance companies Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna. If you are a current patient of Camilla’s and believe that you may have acupuncture benefits included in your health care plan, please call the office with your insurance policy number on hand and we will be happy to verify your coverage for you.
If you would like to make an appointment with Camilla, you can call our reception staff: 410-224-2328, email us: email@example.com, or use the Schedule Now link below to be taken to our online scheduling software. This system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need a same-day appointment with Camilla, please call our front desk to check last minute availability.
All patients being seen at Kunlun Mountain Acupuncture for the first time will need to fill out the patient forms which can be found here, even if you have already filled these out for Camilla in her previous practice.
Do the needles hurt?
The needles used for acupuncture are sterile, disposable, solid, and barely larger than a human hair. Upon insertion, you may experience a warm, pulling sensation, a twinge or nothing at all. Some acupuncture points are more sensitive than others, so you will feel them more in those places.
What should I expect at my first visit and subsequent visits?
During your first visit, we spend approximately 30 to 45 minutes talking about you, your health, the things you would like to change and any other topics that are relevant to the quality of your life. After that, your acupuncturist will decide a plan for your first treatment. After the needles are inserted, you will lie comfortably on the treatment table for 30 to 40 minutes. Expect your first visit to last approximately 90 minutes.
Subsequent visits last from 45 to 60 minutes and consist of conversation about what is relevant to your situation, followed by 30 to 40 minutes of relaxing with acupuncture needles.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments needed varies greatly according to your specific diagnosis, how long you’ve had it, and other factors. Generally, it is recommended that you have at least 6 weekly treatments to allow the subtle nature of acupuncture to take hold. Some patients notice improvements immediately following their first treatments, and others see changes after the third or fourth treatment.
Do I have to believe in it in order for it to work?
Don’t worry if you are skeptical, or you are having a hard time believing that acupuncture can work because it works regardless of what you think! Acupuncture is used extensively on animals with positive results – proof that you don’t even have to know anything about it in order for it to work. If you would like to learn more about acupuncture, click on the recommendations link for this website to see a list of recommended reading and clinical trials.
Will acupuncture interfere with other medical treatment I’m getting?
It’s important to inform your acupuncturist of what medications and treatments you are receiving so that she can create a plan that is in harmony with your regime. Acupuncture treatments combined with western medicine, when planned and timed appropriately, together can be very powerful. A short list of examples are in the areas of fertility, wound healing, chemotherapy (helping with the side effects), depression, and chronic pain.