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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

 

commonly treated conditions include*:

headaches

knee pain

back/neck pain

joint pain

emotional disorders

depression

anxiety

Acne

menstrual irregularities

premenstrual syndrome

infertility

insomnia

nausea

Menopausal symptoms

...

 

While acupuncture is very effective in treating many conditions, it is also powerful preventative medicine. It helps bring the body into a state of balance, encouraging a natural state of health and vitality, and preventing states of imbalance and dis-ease from beginning in the first place.

Does acupuncture hurt?

due to the very thin diameter of the needles used, there is not typically pain associated with an acupuncture treatment. There may be different sensations, such as tingling, heaviness, warmth, pressure or movement. These are known as "de qi" and are a good sign that the needles are doing their job!

How many treatments will i need?

The Amount of treatments needed varies from case to case. Longer-term, chronic conditions typically require more treatments to resolve, while short-term, acute conditions can often be resolved in fewer treatments. Initial treatments are most effective when spaced close together, as acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect. As symptoms ease, treatments can be spread out over longer time spans.

do you take insurance?

While I am not currently in-network with insurance companies, I can provide a superbill for you to remit to your insurance company to receive reimbursement for the treatment, if that is a benefit that your insurance carrier offers.

What to expect

On your first visit, we will do a thorough intake interview, going over your health history, details of any current health issues and goals for treatment. follow-up visits include a more brief check-in about any changes. The treatment follows the intake, and It's best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for the treatment. Once the needles are in, you'll rest for about half an hour. Most people find this time very relaxing. Treatments will vary based on what we are treating. 

 

 

*For the full list of WOrld health organization approved conditions, visit:

https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/