FAQ

What sets Dr. Vicki apart from other medical practitioners?

  • Dr. Vicki serves as Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncturist at the renowned Whitaker Wellness Institute, one of the world’s leading centers for progressive, Integrative Medicine.
  • An advocate and impassioned practitioner of Holistic (Integrative) Medicine, Dr. Vicki has decades of experience working alongside the world’s finest MDs, Osteopaths and Naturopaths, bringing her vast knowledge of all forms of treatment to each patient.
  • Dr. Vicki brings her expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Diet/Lifestyle counseling, Nutritional Supplements, Stress Reduction and more to every consultation/treatment, often recommending a combination of one or more to safely and effectively induce healing.
  • Following a thorough examination, Dr. Vicki provides a complete diagnosis that’s easy to understand and follow.
  • Dr. Vicki is known and loved as much for her professional expertise as for her gentle, caring manner
  • Dr. Vicki gets to the root of your health condition so as to provide true healing and recovery
  • Your treatment is tailored to address your unique health needs and goals.
  • Phone/Skype Consultations, affordable Concierge Plans and local Home Visits are available.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

No, Acupuncture should not hurt. Sometimes, a momentary sensation is felt around the needle as it is inserted, followed by a dull pressure or tingling around the area, otherwise there is no pain whatsoever. To ensure this, Dr. Vicki helps you relax before the needles are inserted. It is her belief that deep relaxation allows for the most profound results. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment.

Is Acupuncture safe?

As long as it is performed by a trained practitioner, Acupuncture is extremely safe and there are no negative side effects. Acupuncturists are required to use sterile, disposable needles that are discarded after one use. In fact, when done properly, few forms of medical treatment are safer than Acupuncture.

How long does an Acupuncture treatment take? And what is it like?

A treatment usually lasts around an hour. After the initial consultation, you’ll lie down on a comfortable table. A diagnosis is then determined and the needles are inserted. With low light, soothing music and essential oil massage, you’ll relax for the duration of the session, usually around 30-40 minutes. People often drift into deep, restorative sleep during this time. Afterwards, patients typically feel extremely relaxed.

How many treatments and what forms of treatment will I need?

As every individual is different, every recommended treatment program is tailored to address your unique health needs. Most patients benefit from a combination of treatments.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Dr. Vicki accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard/Visa credit cards* and PayPal.

Does insurance cover Acupuncture treatments?

Yes, many insurance plans do cover Acupuncture. However, Dr. Vicki does not handle insurance claims. Instead, her patients submit proof of treatment to their insurance companies and are reimbursed if the treatment is covered.

What if Dr. Vicki can’t help me?

Dr. Vicki will not hesitate to refer you to a physician specializing in your health issue when needed.

How is it possible to effectively diagnose and treat someone by phone/Skype?

Dr. Vicki is highly trained in a variety of healthcare disciplines that do not require an office visit in order to effectively evaluate your health and prescribe remedies. These include detailed questions about your existing health conditions or symptoms, your health history, diet and lifestyle, current medication (if any), and other proven techniques used in Homeopathy and Homotoxicology. Dr. Vicki will review reports of test results. During a Skype or FaceTime consult, she will examine your tongue and face, evaluate the shen or spirit in your eyes, and listen to the sound of your voice, which are all proven diagnostic techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Dr. Vicki today. 

Call/Text: 949.235.5560 | Email: drVweissler@gmail.com