Frequently Asked Questions
Does acupuncture hurt?
The sensations the patients feel vary from no sensation to a mild ache or tingling pressure as needles are inserted. Most often patients report that the sensation is brief and even find the experience relaxing and even fall asleep during the treatment.
Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. (Hypodermic needles are used to inject substances into body like flu shot or IV needle). They are solid and hair-thin.
Are needles safe?
Acupuncture needles are sterile, disposable and are used one-time. They are discarded after each use.
How often do I need to come?
The frequency of treatments depends on how body is able to integrate and move towards health. It is generally recommended that clients receive acupuncture weekly for the first few treatments then be re-evaluated. After initial phase, treatment may be spaced out every two weeks then every month or so. After that, many people choose to come in seasonally. It is important to keep in mind that the healing is a process and one or two treatments is usually not sustaining although it can be extremely powerful. Feel free to contact the practitioner for any concerns and your treatment schedule will be planned so that it fits your needs.
Do you have to be “sick” or in pain to get acupuncture?
No, as it is also a great form of preventative medicine. People who come in curious often leave with a greater sense of purpose in life, are more joyful, feel better, and have more connected relationships with the ones they love. New levels of awareness can be achieved in order to take the next step in wellness.
What if I have Out-of-Network insurance benefits for acupuncture?
A detailed superbill will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance company (upon request), but we do not bill insurance directly. Full payment is due at each treatment.
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