Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture

One of the oldest medical traditions, acupuncture involves stimulation of anatomical points on the body. Stimulation most commonly involves penetrating the skin with hair-thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the acupuncturist. People report different experiences, though most individuals report little or no pain. In fact, many people report feeling either energized or pleasantly relaxed following a treatment. Acupuncture is designed to restore a state of balance to the body by unblocking vital energy that according to traditional Chinese medicine flows through the body...

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Do I have to fill out the registration forms before I can schedule an appointment?

Yes, there are a few forms that need to be completed before scheduling your first massage or acupuncture appointment. This provides us with the information we need to best serve you and to verify your eligibility. It also ensures that we have communicated all of the information you need to know about our program, including the strict cancellation policy. Also, it allows you to choose a payment option for your appointment. It is our policy to arrange payment in advance of your appointment.

 

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Do I qualify for the HUGHP prices?

If you are a member of the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP), you qualify for the HUGHP prices. HUGHP subsidizes the offerings at the Center for Wellness as a benefit to its members and their enrolled dependents. If you are an employee with a different health insurance plan, you do not qualify for these discounted prices.

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Do you offer discounts?

Yes. Specific prices are listed for each appointment or class. Students: Full time students at Harvard College or a Harvard graduate school who have the Harvard University Student Health Plan (HUSHP) receive a discount of $20 discount on both acupuncture and one hour massage appointments, with some exceptions. Staff: Staff who have chosen Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) are eligible for discounts, not all staff. Family with current HUGHP coverage also receive the discounted rate. HUGHP members receive a discount for one hour massage, a special benefit for...

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