Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does acupuncture feel like?

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.

National Institute of Health
Addictions
Allergies
Ankle Swelling
Arm and Shoulder Pain
Arthritis
Attention Deficit Disorder
Back Pain
Bed Wetting
Blood Pressure
Bronchial Conditions
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Circulatory Issues
Colds
Colitis
Constipation
Cough
Depression
Detox
Diarrhea
Diverticulitis
Dizziness
Emphysema
Fatigue
Feet
Fibromyalgia
Flu
Gall Bladder Disorders
Gas
Gynecological Concerns
Hay Fever
Headache
Heart Problems
Hemorrhoids
Hip Pain
Immune System Deficiency
Indigestion
Infertility
Injuries
Insomnia
Joint Pain
Kidney Problems
Knee Pain
Leg Pain, Cramps
Liver Problems
Neck Pain, Stiffness
Nervousness
Neuralgia
Pain
Pleurisy
PMS
Pregnancy Symptoms
Prostate Problems
Rheumatism
Sciatica
Shingles
Shoulder Pain
Sinus Trouble
Skin Problems
Sports Injuries
Stomach Problems
Sore Throat
Thyroid Conditions
Ulcers
Urinary Problems
Whiplash

World Health Organization
Neurological Disorders
Headache and Migraines
Neuralgia
Post-operative Pain
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Facial Pain
Bell's Palsy
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Joint and Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Sciatica and Disc Problems
Arthritis
Sprains, Strains and Injuries
Muscle Cramps
Digestive Disorders
Acid Reflux and Indigestion
Abdominal Pain
Diarrhea and Constipation
Belching and Flatulence
Ears, Eyes, and Nose Disorders
Common Cold and Flu
Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, and  Bronchitis
Allergies and Asthma
Reproductive Disorders
Impotence
Menstrual Syndromes
Menopause
Uterine Fibroids
Ovarian Cysts
PMS
Infertility
Emotional Disorders
Insomnia
Depression
Anxiety
Other Benefits of Acupuncture
Stress Reduction
Stronger Immune System
Lower Blood Pressure
Addiction Support