Frequently Asked Questions
Does Acupuncture hurt?
The needles we use are tiny and thin. Most patients feel nothing at all, although some experience a slight sensation when the needle is inserted. Many patients report feeling extremely relaxed
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The longer the condition has existed, the longer it may take to resolve. Patients do report feeling a difference within 1-2 treatments, and a significant change within 8-10.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
While experts on the side of both Western and Eastern medical philosophies agree that acupuncture has been shown to be effective, the theory about why it works differs a bit.
From a Western medical perspective, acupuncture increases vasodilation of the vessels, allowing increased blood flow to problem areas and thereby initiating a healing response. In addition, acupuncture effects the nervous system, creating a biochemical change that can stimulate healing, reduce stress hormones, and regulate immune and inflammatory responses within the body. It also has a direct effect on the neuro-endocrine system, which regulates proper chemical balance and secretes hormones designed to address pain control, emotional stability, proper sleep, and more.
Eastern theory focuses primarily on “qi”, or the force and substances within the body that allow it to function properly. While qi cannot be seen, it flows through the body along channels, much like rivers or streams. If there is not enough qi, or if qi is blocked within the body, symptoms arise. By inserting the appropriately selected needles that restore qi and direct the proper flow, the body can address these symptoms.
Having my roots in nursing and western medicine, I subscribe to both theories and develop treatment plans that incorporate both schools of thought.
Do You Take Insurance?
We are an out of network provider for most insurance companies. We can verify your coverage and submit all of your paperwork.
If you do not have coverage, we offer a payment plan system that may include reduced fees for those who may have financial concerns.
How Do I Prepare For A Visit?
We advise eating a light meal before your treatment. Wear loose fitting clothing that will allow access to your arms (below the elbow) and your legs (below the knee).
How Will I Feel After Treatment?
You may resume all normal activity after treatment. Many patients feel both relaxed and refreshed after a treatment. We do advise avoiding excess alcohol consumption and strenuous exercise the day of your treatment.
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