Frequently Asked Questions
Below is some introductory information to this medicine that has been around for thousands of years.
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What does it feel like?
While you may have some apprehension, acupuncture is relaxing, not painful, clean, safe, and enjoyable. The needles are small and thin, like a hair, and not painful as when having a shot. Many patients are so relaxed in treatment, they fall asleep.
Are the needles safe?
Acupuncture needles are approved as a Class II medical device. The needles are sterile, used just one time, and then put in a biohazard container.
Can it help me lose weight?
Yes! We offer specialized treatments that curb hunger cravings, quell sugar addictions, calm emotional eating, address nutritional deficiencies, and a whole food plant-based program in which you are encouraged to eat more to lose more - giving you sustainable results and weight that stays off.
It helps with emotions too?
When acupuncture needles are inserted, it causes the nervous system to calm and the body to release endorphins. Endorphins have been shown to reduce pain, stress, and feelings of frustration and irritability, regulate the production of hormones, and control cravings. Endorphin release can be described as: peaceful, blissful, euphoric, optimistic, and joyful. Like an “acupuncture high"!
What training do acupuncturists have?
Acupuncturists must go through rigorous schooling similar to a medical doctor before qualifying to sit for the Board exam.
The best way to assess your acupuncturist’s knowledge, commitment, and rapport is to schedule a consultation.
How does it work?
Acupuncture works to correct physical, chemical, emotional, neurological, and hormonal imbalances in the body that lead to symptoms, emotional burden, accelerated aging, and disease. Unlike medication, there are no harmful side effects to the brain or internal organs.
How long has acupuncture been around?
The foundations of acupuncture predate recorded history. Its philosophy of harmonizing with nature, our world, and the flow of the energy present , dates back thousands of years. One of the first known texts on acupuncture originated around 100 BCE.
Should I have tests (MRI, blood) before scheduling?
While tests can be helpful, they are not necessary before starting treatment. In the case of an acute pain injury and neurological issue, it is best to get in the office right away to speed recovery time and decrease damage. With chronic issues, why wait to feel better? The sooner you start, the sooner your body will begin to heal.
Is it covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans do offer coverage. If you would like us to check for you, please either request by email , use the contact form below, or the booking form and send your full name, date of birth, insurance ID number, insurance phone number, and your phone number. A photo of the front and back of the card is also helpful.