Does acupuncture hurt?
The sensations that patients experience during acupuncture range from
nothing at all to a brief ache or heaviness in the area being needled.
Some points are more sensitive than others. By and large patients
describe the sensations as fleeting and the treatment experience as
Why would I see an acupuncturist?
Many patients begin acupuncture treatment to find relief from a wide
range of physical conditions. Many who are not experiencing ailments
also seek treatment to maximize their wellness and maintain balance. The
greatest reason to begin acupuncture treatment is to cultivate vitality
and radiant health and to stimulate the tremendous healing power of the
body, mind and spirit.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
A growing number of insurance companies will reimburse for acupuncture
treatments. Consult your insurer for the terms of coverage on your
Are the needles safe?
Yes. Sterile disposable needles are used. They are used once and then
disposed of immediately.
Are there different styles of acupuncture?
There are many styles of acupuncture. The primary distinction exists
within the diagnostic process and the corresponding treatment planning
process. To learn more about the distinction between various forms of
acupuncture, please feel free to contact me.
Do I have to be ill to benefit from acupuncture?
Absolutely not. Many patients come for regular treatments to achieve
increased effectiveness and enjoyment in life. Acupuncture can also be a
powerful preventative measure to keep patients healthy throughout the
How frequently do I need to come to benefit from treatment?
The frequency of treatments varies with each individual. Please feel
free to call me to discuss your concern and a possible plan of
I want to come for treatment, what do I do next?
Contact me at the telephone number displayed on the top of my website.
We will discuss your concerns and schedule an initial visit. During your
first visit we will explore a treatment schedule that will best meet
How do I get the most out of each treatment?
Avoid caffeine in coffee, tea, or sodas during the day of treatment.
Avoid intense physical activity before or after your scheduled
How does acupuncture work?
This highly effective system of medical care is based on natural laws,
which govern the movement of vital life giving energy, both in nature
and in the body. This energy, called "chi", moves through the body in
precise channels supporting functions of the body, mind and spirit. When
the chi is moving disharmoniously, imbalance begins to surface in the
form of specific symptoms. To address the underlying cause of a
condition, these symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of
a person. The gentle insertion of hair thin needles at specific points
along the channels of chi energy, help restore harmony. In the presence
of this subtle yet profound intervention, symptoms often resolve and
patients frequently experience renewed vitality.
“When we are firmly
established in nonviolence, all beings around us cease to feel