Frequently Ask Questions
What do you do?
I have observed that some people are receptive to one way of being treated and others are open to another. I work with you to find the treatment modality you can be most receptive to. I examine you by taking history, feeling the pulse, observing the tongue, and doing the Total Body Scan. From there we will develop a Care Plan to address the issues. We will select from the many options presented in this Web Site and begin the treatments on the first visit.
I help you identify what is keeping you from having an internal flow of energy and vitality that will restore you to a blissful energetic state.
What do I have to do?
The most important thing for you to do is follow the plan of care we develop and report to me all responses as they occur.
Healing requires changes. You cannot keep doing what you are doing, thinking what you have been thinking and feeling what you are feeling and get the results. You have to allow the changes you need and we agree upon to affect your life. By participate in the changes and interacting with me to let me know where you are able to incorporate the plan into you life and where you needs more help to change, you can maximize your results. It is ultimately up to you to implement the plans and to work closely with me to report the responses and modifications necessary to insure your success. We are a team – your team.
How long does it take?
It depends on how completely you follow the Plan of Care and on your full all out participation and readiness to allow the changes to occur. It also depends on how far you want to go on the journey of knowing yourself and establishing a Wealth of Health. Sometimes people are so ready to be well and they are so receptive to what is done they achieve results in one or a few sessions. Sometimes they are deeply resistant to good things happening to them and have many issues holding them in a pattern of dis-ease. Life is a process of learning and unfolding. Each person is at a different stage in their evolution. My expertise is finding the central core block and helping you release it thus allow your body to heal.
Diseases usually develop with many layers of stress, toxins, and blocks in the tissues that are not addressed. Sometimes it takes 20 years before the symptom materialize in forms that can no longer be ignored or discounted. If you walk into the woods 20 years how long will it take you to get out?
What do you believe in?
I believe in God. I believe God is love and I believe he does not care what we call him. I believe in your right to choose what you believe in. I want to help you connect with your source and strengthen you ability to allow this source (God force) to flow into your mind/ body and heal your emotions. Increasing your ability to love and opening yourself to love will help you achieve your healthiest state. We cannot separate the mind/body/spirit and achieve optimal results. I have observed that all diseases can be healed if we allow our self to be open to the energy and power of our source and remove the blocks to receiving that flow in our body and mind.
How do you eliminate the energy blocks?
I work with you to help you identify your blocks. Depending on the individual and the type of blockage, together we determine which modality or treatment should be used. If you look at our treatment page you will see we many different options.
How much do you charge?
In office consultations normally include one full hour of one on one time with Dr. Koger. During that hour you may receive a Total Body Scan, Color Therapy, Constellation Therapy or some other modality appropriate for your condition and the treatment plan Dr. Koger establishes with you. The Charge for a one (1) hour session is $120.00.
Phone consultations normally run approximately forty five minutes and will normally include a Total Body Scan, provided you have previously purchased a TBS Hand Set. These sessions are $100.00.
In certain cases Dr. Koger will work on a time used basis, and in that case the rate is $30.00 for each 15 minutes or portions thereof.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment based on regulating the body's Qi (pronounced "chee"), or "life energy," which flows in the body along pathways called meridians. Hundreds of acupuncture points can be opened like gates to balance and harmonize the flow of Qi, relieving pain and many other symptoms of disease. Disease occurs when these channels are blocked. When they are stimulated with needles the Qi can flow and help heal the body.
Does it hurt?
No. Most people enjoy treatment and find it very comfortable, restful, and relaxing. Sometimes the needle insertion feels like a quick pinch that rapidly subsides. Some people report a mild tingling, heaviness, warmth, or a dull ache at the acupuncture point, which is a sensation of Qi moving. Generally sessions last from 15 minutes to an hour, in which the patient rests or naps. After treatment, you can expect to feel less pain, more energy, and a heightened sense of well-being.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms to be addressed. For a cold or flu, one or two treatments can be very helpful. For chronic health conditions of years or even life-long duration, a longer course of treatment is normally required. Within the first 4-6 sessions, the effectiveness of the treatment is often evident and clear treatment goals should be established.
Does health insurance cover acupuncture?
Most insurance plans do not cover acupuncture yet. However, some policies are beginning to include acupuncture because of its cost effectiveness as a treatment and because consumers have shown a willingness to pay for it out of pocket. The web site www.acupuncture.com
includes a list of insurers that cover acupuncture, many of which are on the west coast.
Training and Licensing of Acupuncturists
Today acupuncturists are trained in accredited, 3-4 year, graduate programs and are licensed by most states. Acupuncturists may be certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM), a national organization established to regulate the practice of acupuncture. After passing national examinations, these acupuncturists are designated as board certified in acupuncture or diplomats of the NCCAOM. (Dipl.Ac.) The NCCAOM maintains a directory of certified practitioners on their web site, www.NCCAOM.org
. Some physicians offer treatment known as medical acupuncture, a kind of mini acupuncture based on a much shorter course of study. While an accredited some of the programs for physicians offer about 200 hours. Acupuncturists who graduate from accredited programs have completed an extensive course of study of Oriental Medicine as well as of Western biomedical approaches to illness. Contemporary acupuncturists are prepared to work with physicians and other health care providers to bring the most effective aspects of Oriental Medicine into the conventional medical clinic.