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What is Acupuncture?

Have you asked yourself, “What is acupuncture and how does it work”?   If you have, then you are in the right place.

Specializing in Acu-Facial, Infertility Treatments, and Pain Management, Andrea Schilling MAOM, LA.c, L.M.TI is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives and can clarify all of your questions.

Q: What is Oriental Medicine?

A: Oriental Medicine is a whole system of medicine that integrates many adjunctive therapies. These therapies consist of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Fire Cupping, Moxibustion, Tuina, and Gua Sha. Additional therapies include dietary recommendations, Tai Qi and Qi gong.

Q: What is Acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used for over 2,000 years. Acupuncture is proven to benefit many ailments of acute and chronic nature including the relief of pain, and strengthening of the immune system.

Q: Does acupuncture hurt?

A: No. However, it is common to experience a heavy, warm and achy sensation.

Q: What is the treatment like?

A: In an acupuncture treatment extremely fine, flexible, single-use sterilized disposable needles are placed at specific acupuncture points on the body. Treatment is very relaxing. Session length depends on the individual case and is determined by the acupuncturist. Acupuncture frequency is determined by the nature of the condition. At the initial consultation the acupuncturist will include a treatment plan of how many sessions are expected for the specific condition.

Q: Is Acupuncture safe?

A: Acupuncture is a safe medical procedure that is proven to be effective.

Q: Who can receive treatment?

A: Acupuncture is natural means to enhance overall health at any age.

Q: What does Acupuncture treat?

A: The World health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness for over 40 common disorders. These are some of the most common conditions treated but not limited to:

  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Arthritis/Joint problems
  • Back Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Childhood Illnesses
  • Cold/Flu
  • Cough/Bronchitis
  • Bladder/Kidney problems
  • Drug Addiction/Smoking
  • Fatigue
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynecological disorders
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Infertility
  • Knee pain
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Menopausal Discomfort
  • Rhinitis
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Paralysis/Numbness
  • Neck Pain/Stiffness
  • Sciatica
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Problems
  • Tendonitis
  • Stress/Tension

Q: What is Acu-Facial (Facial Rejuvenation)?

A: Beauty is a healthy body, mind, heart and spirit. Organic Facial Rejuvenation is a non-surgical method that reduces the signs of aging. The primary focus of the treatment is the face, but the whole body benefits. You will feel rejuvenated and revitalized after a facial rejuvenation treatment.

Organic Facial Rejuvenation can erase years off the face by eliminating fine lines, softening deeper ones, reducing eye puffiness and bags, tightening the jowls and lifting droopy eyelids. It increases circulation to the face, stimulates collagen production to improve muscle tone, tightens pores and reduces acne and other skin imbalances. The overall effect is glowing skin, bright eyes and inner beauty radiating outwards.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

A: Acupuncture Works accepts cash, HSA, credit cards and debit cards.

Q: What health insurance / Workers Comp do you accept?

A: Most health insurance carriers will cover acupuncture treatments. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage. We are currently treating Workers Compensation patients with physician referral only. We also accept No Fault for auto accident injury treatment.

Q: What is Cupping?

A: Cupping is a very effective method of treatment used for diseases such as coughing, chest congestion, common cold, arthritic pain, muscular pain, stomach-ache, and headache.

Q: Is Cupping painful?

A: Cupping is generally not painful. Most patients report significant improvement after a cupping treatment.



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