Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting whisker thin needles into specific points of energy that are located along 14 Meridians or Channels that cover the entire body. There are 365 Acupuncture points associated with these Meridians, along with a number of "Extra" points not associated with any particular meridian.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

In general, Acupuncture should not be painful. You may feel a dull ache, or a feeling of electricity or tingling which are signs that the Qi (or energy) has arrived. Sometimes you can feel Qi (energy) running up or down the body or a limb. If an uncomfortable feeling persists at the site of a needle, tell your practitioner right away so she can adjust or remove the needle. The fact is that most patients report that they become extremely relaxed during their acupuncture treatment.

I have heard that Acupuncture is good for pain. Is it good for anything else?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health concerns. See Articles Page. Oriental Medicine is a complete medical system in itself; in addition, it is an excellent complement to other treatments including Western pharmaceuticals, surgery, herbal therapies, massage or Chiropractic. It should be noted that Acupuncture is not only good if you are sick or in pain. It can be used as a preventive medicine, balancing the body's systems and promoting good health and well being.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments a patient will require depends on the nature and severity of the condition. An acute condition may need only one or two treatments, while a chronic condition will need more.

How should I prepare for my treatments?

Don't eat a large meal before your visit.

Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Be sure to discuss any questions with your acupuncturist.

Refrain from overexertion or alcohol for at least 6 hours after treatment.

Between visits, pay attention and take note of any changes that occur in your symptoms.

Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?

Some insurance plans cover acupuncture. Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card to find out if you are covered.

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