Have you ever wondered how much training acupuncturists receive? The answer may surprise you. Acupuncturists in the U.S. spend several years learning the techniques that help reduce pain, lower ...View Article
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There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that acupuncture can effectively treat. Treatments are tailored for individual case circumstances, which enhances the efficacy of the treatment. An experienced practitioner will determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical history.
When a needle is inserted, a slight pinching will be felt. However once the session is underway, many patients feel very relaxed and even fall asleep.
Yes. Your practitioner may use their hands to put pressure on particular acupuncture points. They may also use a variety of mechanical devices to stimulate affected areas, as well as, warming the desired area by burning herbs.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. A licensed Acupuncturist uses sterilized needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with health regulations.
Most disorders require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to effectively correct or alleviate a problem. At the time of the initial examination, your Acupuncturist will evaluate your condition and will assess the correct plan of care.
Wear loose clothing to allow access to acupuncture points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment.
A licensed Acupuncturist must complete rigorous education requirements, which differ from state to state. It is required to have a Bachelor's degree of life sciences with the specialized 3-4 years of extensive study, as well as, a 1 year internship. Most states also require certification with the NAACOM.
Many insurance companies cover much of the cost of acupuncture treatments. Contact your health insurance company for more information. Please call our office managers and inquire about the cost of the particular treatments recommended.