FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your Questions Answered

ARE WALK-INS WELCOME?

Treatments are by appointment only

DO YOU ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE?

We do not accept insurance at this time. Payment is due at the time of treatment, but we do offer treatment plans that can reduce the cost. We can also provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company.

HOW MANY ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS ARE TYPICALLY NEEDED?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, fewer visits may required, possibly eight to ten visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions, 

including:

Muscular skeletal disorders and Pain:

headaches, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, osteoarthritis, knee pain,  low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, TMJ syndrome, dental pain and all types of sprains and strains.


Neurological :

Migraines, facial tics, sciatica, neuropathy, bells palsy, post-stroke hemiplegia, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, numbness and tingling sensations in limbs, post surgical pain, diabetic neuropathy, speech problems.


Digestive disorders:

gastritis and hyperacidity, nausea and vomiting, acid reflux, spastic colon, constipation, acute and chronic diarrhea.


Respiratory disorders:

common cold, sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections, CPOD, allergies.


Inflammatory and Auto Immune Conditions:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohns, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Eczema, Psoriasis, MS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Urinary, Menstrual, and Reproductive problems:

frequent urination, overactive bladder, UTI’s, prostate issues, PMS, painful menses, fertility issues and menopausal symptoms.


Adjunct therapy for Cancer Treatment: Chemo-induced nausea and vomiting, fatigue, radiation therapy, lymph edema, post-surgery neuropathy, and other side effects of cancer treatment.


Stress and emotional pain: Hypertension, depression, anxiety, PTSD. It can also helpful in addiction therapy and smoking cessation.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT?

First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. For the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while sterile thin needles are inserted in various acupoints on your body. Most people feel minimal or no discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained about 30 minutes. During and after treatment, people often report feeling very relaxed.