Does Acupuncture hurt?
The response to acupuncture varies from person to person. However, because the needles are very thin
the gentle insertion is generally painless.
The most common effect of an acupuncture treatment is relaxation and an overall feeling of calmness.
Healing can only occur when the body and mind are in a state of relaxation.
Is it safe?
Yes. Sterile, single use, disposable needles are used. The needles come in individualized sterilized packages and are discarded after a single use.
How many treatments will I need?
The number and frequency of treatments needed is individualized. It depends on the nature, severity and duration of the condition. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect so it is often suggested that a patient receive 4-6 consecutive treatments before reassessment.
Usually, acute conditions may resolve after a short course of treatment while chronic conditions may require a longer course of treatment before significant changes occur. Since acupuncture treats the whole person, you should see an overall improvement in your health as your main ailment improves. A treatment plan will be tailored for you.
Do you treat children?
Yes. The age of the child will determine which therapies are used. The most frequently used therapy is Shonishin, which a specialized, non-invasive form of pediatric acupuncture that uses small metal tools to stimulate and harmonize children’s health naturally. It does not hurt and is often soothing.
Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?
While I do not accept insurance currently, some insurance companies do cover acupuncture treatment. I am happy to provide a receipt or “superbill” which can be submitted to your insurance company for personal reimbursement. It is the patient’s responsibility to confirm coverage for acupuncture treatment.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, check and credit card.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes, there is a 24hr cancellation policy. All appointments missed within this time frame will be charged in full.
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