Frequently Asked Questions
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment method where sterile, disposable, very fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. These points can either be located along areas of the body called meridians or in specific areas of the muscle. With an acupuncture treatment what we are doing is working with the body's natural healing capabilities. You can read more about on our "About Acupuncture" page.
What does acupuncture treat?
- Acupuncture is very effective for a wide range of conditions. You can see a list of some of the things that acupuncture treats on our "About Acupuncture" page. Feel free to contact us as well for more information
Will acupuncture work for me?
More than likely acupuncture can offer you the relief you are looking for. The beauty of acupuncture is that it works to correct any imbalances that has caused the disease or condition and utilizes your body's natural healing capabilities to bring you back into balance. Acupuncture has been a proven, effective treatment for many, many conditions so if you are curious whether it will work for your specifically, feel free to contact us and ask.
Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture needles are flexible, hair thin and solid. Insertion by a skilled practitioner will usually be completely painless. The experience is nothing like the large, hollow needles used at medical offices.
I'm afraid of needles, can I still get acupuncture?
- The acupuncture needles are super thin and have no resemblance to hypodermic needles used by doctors. However, we understand fully the hesitation around needles so we will make sure you are fully comfortable and we can work together to find the best way to go through the treatment
How often do I need to get treatments?
- During your visit, we will assess and determine a recommendation based on the duration and severity of the condition. For example if a condition is more recent and occurred less than a month, 1 or 2 treatments may be sufficient, however, long standing, chronic conditions may require 3 to 6 treatments in a shorter time period. Keep in mind that just because the symptom has gone away doesn't necessary mean that it has been resolved. A good analogy is when you are gardening, you may cut the leaves off or trim the stem of a weed, but unless we get to the root of it there is the possibility of the weed returning.