FAQ's

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative Medicine integrates both traditional and alternative medicine with a holistic approach. Rather than focus on disease, the focus is on the whole person and all the available modalities for healing.

Using a holistic model to balance body, mind, and spirit, we work together towards joy, health, and wellness. Coaching empowers you in decisions for health and wellness, and ultimately your joy. Identifying goals, psycho-educational counseling, emotional balance, medical consultation and healing touch therapies are among the many modalities utilized.

What is craniosacral therapy?

"Motion is health; restriction is disease," in the words of John Upledger. This light touch therapy releases tension that restricts the body; supports the system of fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord; and promotes balance and self-healing. Comfortable loose clothing is recommended. Clients remain fully clothed while laying on a massage table. The therapy focuses on releasing the tension in the muscles and soft tissues that may keep bones out of subtle alignment and prevent proper motion and energy flow of the body. With the focus on brain and spinal cord, many chronic neurologic issues can be treated, including depression and anxiety. Individual response can vary from general relaxation to somatoemotional release. For more information, please visit www.upledger.com.

What is acupuncture?

A therapy from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture involves the use of very thin solid needles. These sterile needles are placed at points to balance the flow of "chi" (vital force or "energy") through the body.

What is tai chi?

Tai chi is a meditative movement exercise from ancient China that improves balance of body and mind. Private lessons are available upon request.

How long is an average appointment with Dr. Ying?

When compared to a standard physician visit, time is a luxury of appointments with Dr. Ying. Initial appointments average 60 minutes, and follow-up appointments average 30 to 60 minutes. Getting to know the whole patient (“the holistic approach”) is important, and one of the key elements to Dr. Ying’s practice.

How much is an average visit with Dr. Ying?

Fees subject to change without notice.

Please note that website information may be outdated.

Average rate: $250/hour

Initial visit (approx 60 minutes, $250)

Follow-up visit (approx 30 to 60 minutes, $130 - $185)

Check-up (well visit): $200

Craniosacral therapy session: $185

Do you accept insurance?

Medicare and Medicaid are not accepted. Other insurance plans with "out-of-network" benefits will reimburse you depending on your plan. You pay at the time of the visit, and the office provides the paperwork so that you can file your claim. Please contact your insurance company to verify your "out of network" coverage.

Who takes care of me in the hospital?

My goal is to promote wellness and keep you out of the hospital.

If you are admitted to the hospital, an on-call hospitalist physician will be contacted to assume your care. If needed by your hospital doctor, I will send them your office records. After discharge from the hospital, I will resume your care.

What is a Coaching Session?

"Change your story, change your life." Using an embodied healing technique, this coaching process allows you to connect to your current story of limiting beliefs and create a new story for change in your life with body, mind, and spirit. In person and long distance sessions available by phone or telehealth.

For storytelling performers, storytelling coaching also available.

What is Storytelling?

The oral tradition of telling stories person to person is an ancient practice that allows us to touch hearts and minds. The sharing of stories can heal individuals and create a sense of community. The practical art of storytelling is integral to communication, oral history, and healing. The performance art of storytelling elevates stories to the stage.