Information for New Patients


We are credentialed with BCBS, Cigna, United HealthCare, and Multiplan. The City of Burlington covers acupuncture for its employees, as does the UVM Medical Center.

Many insurances now cover acupuncture services. However, not all plans are the same, so please call your insurance company to check before your appointment. Some may require a referral before accepting claims for acupuncture or bodywork. Some Flex Benefits plans may also cover acupuncture and/or bodywork. Again, please check with your provider to see what your plan covers.

Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive intake forms. The forms ask questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. The holistic nature of Traditional Asian Medicine takes all parts of your life into account, including your emotional and mental well-being. While it may seem like your current symptoms aren’t related to past health issues, because our bodies are complex landscapes, everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your current condition. We will also ask to see your tongue and will take your pulse. Examination of the tongue and your pulse are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Traditional Asian Medicine and can give us more information on your physical state.

The acupuncture points we choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately twenty needles. Once the needles are inserted, you will rest in a private, cozy room and on a comfortably heated table for fifteen to twenty minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatments deeply relaxing, and it is common for patients to fall asleep during this time.

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Downloadable Forms

To save time at your first visit, feel free to download these forms to fill out at home. Bring them with your to your appointment, and we can spend more time focusing on you, and less time on the forms!

Please note, because of HIPAA requirements, we cannot accept completed forms via email.

Acupuncture Intake Form

Acupuncture Informed Consent Form

AcuFacial Informed Consent Form

Authorization to Bill Insurance Form

Covid Consent Form

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AcuWell Burlington
Aisha R. Kent, MSOM, Lic.Ac

257 South Champlain St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401

413-854-7881 cell