Acupuncture needles are sterile, hair-thin and designed to cause as little discomfort as possible. Everyone experiences acupuncture differently, but most people experience very little if any pain when the needle is quickly inserted through the skin. After needle insertion you may feel a slight warmth or achy sensation around the needles. Some people say they feel very relaxed during a treatment, some enter a meditative state and others say they don't feel very much at all. Whatever sensation you feel during the treatment, know you are receiving the benefits of acupuncture as you rest with the needles.
Are the needles sterile?
Yes, acupuncture needles are sterile, individually wrapped, and ethically disposed of after each use.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept insurance. Some health insurance plans cover acupuncture and we participate with most plans offered in the area. Every insurance plan is a little different, please call with your information and we will review the details of your coverage. Automobile insurance, or "No Fault" insurance also covers acupuncture if you are injured in a car accident.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treats imbalance in the body and can therefore be used to treat many conditions. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has determined that acupuncture can treat forty different disease categories. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a list of conditions for which acupuncture has been proven effective. Below are the lists of the conditions recognized by the NIH and WHO but acupuncture is effective for many more conditions and symptoms. Please call the office for details about your concerns.