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There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that acupuncture can effectively treat. Treatments are tailored for individual case circumstances, which enhances the efficacy of the treatment. An experienced practitioner will determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical history.
When a needle is inserted, a slight pinching will be felt. However once the session is underway, many patients feel very relaxed and even fall asleep.
Yes. Massage, Cupping and herbs may be used during the session.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. A licensed Acupuncturist uses sterilized needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with health regulations.
Most disorders require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to effectively correct or alleviate a problem. At the time of the initial examination, your Acupuncturist will evaluate your condition and will assess the approximate number of treatments needed.
Wear loose clothing to allow access to acupuncture points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment.
A licensed Acupuncturist must complete rigorous education requirements, which differ from state to state. However it generally takes 3-4 years of extensive study, as well as, a 1 year internship. Most states also require certification with the NAACOM.
Generally, an acupuncture session is $85, with a sliding scale for cash patients who qualify. Many insurance companies cover much of the cost of acupuncture treatments and we would be happy to submit the paperwork on the clients behalf. Contact your health insurance company for more information. Ask your Acupuncturist about the cost of the particular treatment prescribed.