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Acupuncture is a treatment method in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which the practitioner inserts tiny needles in certain areas of the body that have a specific function to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. According to Western science, acupuncture affects the whole body, including the brain, nervous system, endocrine system, muscular system, and connective tissue. It increases the circulation of blood flow, and stimulates the nervous system to release neurotransmitters and hormones into the brain, spinal cord, and muscles to reduce inflammation, stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, restore proper function, and promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Picture a whisker on your pet, acupuncture needles are very fine and “hair-like”. No, they do not hurt. They are solid medical grade stainless steel, pre-sterilized, individually packaged, and disposable. Often you won't feel the needles being inserted, because they are thin and gently inserted. Once a needle reaches its intended depth, you're likely to feel a mild, dull ache or a slight tingling sensation. This may be a sign that the treatment is working and the acupuncture point is being activated
Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.
The initial visit is about one hour, we will go over your health concerns and make our best recommendation for treatment, and then you will receive a treatment. Please complete your paperwork before your appointment through the email sent and/or arrive 15 minutes early if you can't complete paperwork online. Follow-up treatments can be anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, it can vary depending on types of modalities used.
Before your appointment: Please complete all your paperwork before your appointment using the link in your email, you may also arrange to complete it at the office if you do not have access to email. You may bring your medication list, supplement list, surgery list, and any medical reports (MRI, CT scan, X-ray, etc.) so we can make a copy for your chart. Please call your insurance before your appointment to verify if you do or do not have coverage.
During your appointment: Please wear or bring loose, comfortable clothing. Each room is stocked with sheets, pillows and blankets available for your comfort. Please keep your phone on silent at all times.
After your appointment: Most people feel relaxed after a session, but some feel energized. There are really no restrictions after your appointments but it is recommended to listen to your body and adjust your activity accordingly.
Rarely, there may be some slight bruising around the area where a needle was placed. You may feel slightly sore in some spots but one of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects associated with its use. Occasionally, you may be sore in any area where manual therapies were used such as gua sha or cupping.
Our office accepts cash, check, all major credit cards, health savings account cards, and flexible spending account cards where applicable. Please check with your individual FSA/HSA for restrictions.
Yes, as of 2021, we are in network with Aetna, BCBS, The Empire Plan, United Healthcare and Univera. We accept Independent Health wellness cards also.
Currently we accept no fault insurance.
Currently we off a 20% discount to all veterans, medicare members and Independent Health members.
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