Is Acupuncture painful?
There is little to no pain during the insertion of thin, sterile acupuncture needles. Great care is taken to consider the constitution and attitude of the patient during needling techniques.
What can I expect for the first visit?
Expect to answer a lot of questions. You’ll be asked to show your tongue. Some body palpation may or may not be performed. Diagnosis can occur with clothing on. Expect to experience relaxation and a sense of well-being.
What conditions can be treated?
See the About Traditional Chinese Medicine page for more detail.
How long until results are achieved?
Occurrence of results can vary, based on the patient and condition. There will be some indication as to how the treatment will progress within three visits. For example, 80 to 100 percent of sciatic pain is usually addressed within five to ten treatments.
What is the frequency of visits?
Patients are usually seen once a week initially. This progresses to two times a month. In some cases, a patient may need to be seen twice a week. Often periodic tune-ups of one to three visits may be needed at a time.
What is the fee schedule?
Appointments include consultations, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, and herbal recommendations as necessary. Nutritional counseling, herbal consultations, and private Qigong instruction are available.
Will insurance cover acupuncture treatments?
Call your insurance company.