Fees, Forms, and Important Tips for New Patients

Thank you for your interest in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I'm passionate about what I do and believe my mission in life is to serve others.  My colleagues and I are experienced in treating a variety of conditions using a combination of time-tested, effective modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, body work, nutrition, and qigong therapy.  I use a holistic approach to help restore, promote and maintain health and vitality. If you're new to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, you'll find many answers to your questions by clicking the links on the left sidebar and on this page.



Health Insurance

Patients often ask, "Do you take insurance?" The answer is yes as long as your policy covers acupuncture. Insurance is confusing and benefits vary depending on your specific policy even within the same company. We are in-network providers for Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna and United Health Care, but also accept insurance from other companies. We accept FedBlue as out-of-network providers as long as it's a "standard" and not "basic" policy. Does having insurance coverage affect your decision to get acupuncture treatments?  If so, please don't make an appointment until you call your company and ask the following:

(1) Does the policy have an acupuncture benefit? If yes, is there a deductible?
(2) Has the deductible been met? If not, how much remains to be paid? Is there a yearly maximum on acupuncture coverage?

You can also let us find out for you by clicking this link and filling out the form; due to the number of inquiries it'll sometimes take my billing company a week to verify your coverage.  Just because I'm in your network and you found me on your insurance website it doesn't mean that your policy covers acupuncture! Again, if you don't want to get acupuncture unless your insurance covers it, then please make sure acupuncture is part of your insurance benefits before you make an appointment.


Fees will vary, depending on the types and length of treatments. Typically, an exam & consultation costs $85, and an acupuncture treatment costs $90. So your first visit would be $175. However, you can take advantage of our limited time offer of a FREE COUPON that's good for one free Initial Exam and save $85. But, please note that the coupon cannot be applied to acupuncture treatments or other services. In other words, with the coupon your first visit will only cost $90.

Get Well & Do Right!

Each year we donate 10% or more of our Clinic profits to one or more charities that benefit veterans who have been injured in combat while serving our country. We also offer free auricular acupuncture treatments as well as free qigong classes to veterans suffering from the physical, psychological or emotional wounds of war sustained during combat. We are providers for the Veterans Choice Program.

Preparing for your first appointment

Please wear loose clothes. If wearing pants, you should be able to roll them above your knees. No tight jeans please! While it's not necessary, you might wish to bring a pair of shorts if you don't want your clothes wrinkled. You should have breakfast for a morning appointment or lunch for an afternoon appointment. The treatment works better if you have some energy to move around and are not overly hungry or overly full during your appointment. Please don't wear strong perfumes or colognes because these scents may linger in the waiting area and treatment rooms, and can affect other patients who are allergic or sensitive to them. Please refrain from using your cell phone or talking loudly in the clinic to help us protect your privacy and as well as to maintain a relaxing environment. We also recommend that you don't engage in any strenuous exercise or heavy physical activity for at least six hours following your appointment to give your body a chance to rest and to optimize the effectiveness of your treatment (which continues to take effect even after you leave our clinic.)  If you wish to be treated for a pain condition please don't drink coffee or take pain medications on the day of your visit because they will interfere with your acupuncture treatment. After your visit, we hope you'll feel better than when you first came in, with a sense of deep calm and relaxation.

Our Location

Our clinic is located at the intersection of Sterling Road and Elden Street (see map and photo of the front of our building.) It's just a few stop lights from the World Gate Center, one mile from the Dulles Toll Road, and adjacent to the Dulles Crossroads Shopping Center (which has CVS, Fresh World, Guapos, and Mellow Mushroom). Our building is in the middle of a two-story brick condo complex with multiple entrances.There's another business with a similar name to ours on the other end of the building, so please look for the big ACUPUNCTURE sign on the side of the building - that's where you'll find the main entrance to our clinic office. If you don't see the sign it means your at the wrong building!

Book an appointment

The best way to schedule an appointment is to book online by clicking the link at the bottom of this paragraph. You can select a date and time on the online calendar. If you wish to come in sooner than the dates available on the calendar, you should pick the next opening that works for you and add a comment that you'd like an earlier date and/or time if there's a cancellation. Once your appointment is confirmed, you'll receive an email with a password that will enable you to fill out an online forms package for new patients. If you don't receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Completing the forms is easy, efficient, secure, and HIPPA compliant. It includes a Health History Questionnaire, a Consent Form, a Recommendation for Diagnostic Examination, a Fees & Payments Policy, and an Insurance Billing Form. It's important that you go over each question carefully and check off or fill in every question that applies to you even if you don't think they are directly related to your health concerns. Your answers form the basis of our diagnosis so we can devise the best treatment plan for you.  We treat the whole person by getting to the root of your problems and not just the symptoms. However, it'll take you  at least 10 to 15 minutes to fill out the forms.

IMPORTANT: Please don't schedule an appointment unless you're ready to complete all five forms within two days of receiving the link to the forms. Then once you're ready, please click this link to book an appointment online.

Please don't hesitate to email, or text me if you have any questions. I promise to respond quickly. Of course you can also call, but since I don't have a receptionist I prefer to spend more time with patients and less time on the phone.

Hon K. Lee, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, DMQ
Licensed & Board Certified Acupuncturist
Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic
1033 Sterling Road Suite 105
Herndon VA 20170-4870
(571) 306-0533


Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic
1033 Sterling Rd #105, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 571-306-0533


Serving Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Northern Virginia..

Zip Codes: 22066, 20148, 20151, 201152, 20164, 20166, 20170,
20171, 20190, 20191, 22182, 221124.