Frequently Asked Questions
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat many diseases and pain conditions. First developed over 5000 years ago in ancient China, it has survived to the present day because it has helped countless people around the globe. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the energy of the body, known as "chi", flows through a network of inter-connected energetic pathways called meridians. Blockages of the chi flow through the meridians results in pain and/or disease. Acupuncture works by unblocking the flow of chi and restoring the body's natural balance.
How does it work and does it hurt?
Acupuncture uses fine, single-use filiform (solid) sterile needles inserted into certain "acu-points" around the body. The stimulation of these acu-points stimulates the central nervous system and guides the body to make the necessary adjustments for healing.
From a Western perspective, Acupuncture is understood to work by increasing blood flow, decreasing inflammation, and stimulating the brain to release endorphins, endogenous neuropeptides that inhibit pain.
FEAR NOT! Acupuncture doesn’t generally hurt. On the contrary, most people find the experience deeply relaxing. Both the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize that Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat many maladies.
How many treatments do I need?
How many treatments depend on what you are being treaded for and the severity of your condition is. A typical treatment plan would involve 1-2 appointments per week for several weeks. Symptoms may improve immediately after treatment, or between 6 to 12 treatments but everyone heals differently so some came heal in 6 weeks while other can take 12 or more weeks.
What happens during an acupuncture appointment?
During a typical acupuncture appointment, the acupuncturist will ask you about your condition. Once he know about your condition, he will examine your body to he knows what points on your body will react to acupuncture than he will insert the needle into those points. The needle can stay for in the body for a couple minute to 25 minutes. If needed it can stay longer.
What payment/insurance do you accept?
We accept both In-Network and Out-of-Network insurance that carry Acupuncture benefits. For Out-of-Network PP0 plans, we can provide you with a superbly that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If our services are not covered by your insurance, we are happy to make a payment plan that works for you for your future visits. To see if our acupuncture is covered by your insurance you can use our little questionnaire here. if you don't see don't see your insurance or have any problems, please reach out to us.
Acupuncture can help with...
Acupuncture is very effective at improving digestion and relieving symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, and other digestive problems
Acupuncture can help relieve pain that's associated with numerous conditions
For thousands of years, people have used acupuncture and herbs to boost energy and vitality
Acupuncture and herbal therapy are powerful tools to help regulate hormones and promote regular menstruation. They are also very effective at boosting fertility in both men and women.
Acupuncture and cupping therapy are great ways to promote circulation, clear toxins, and feel rejuvenated
Stress & Anxiety
Acupuncture and herbal therapy promote relaxation by calming the central nervous system