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  • Do you accept Kaiser Permanente ?
  • How safe is acupuncture?
    No one has ever died from acupuncture used by a trained and licensed practitioner. That's not a bad record when you consider that the treatment is supposedly over 2,500 years old. Needles generally do not cause bleeding or pain, and the needles used are single-use. Acupuncturists are trained on the exact position, angle and insertion depth of acupuncture needles to avoid any injury.
  • Are there any side effects to Acupuncture?
    One of the great things about acupuncture is that there are no side effects other than occasional bruising
  • Where do the needles go?
    It depends on the condition being treated. Although acupuncture points are found throughout the body, needles are usually placed on the extremities from the elbows to the hands, and from the knees to the feet. Other common areas include the abdomen, back, and ears.
  • Are the needles sterile or are they reused?
    Needles are individually packaged and sterilized by the manufacturer. They are only opened when they are ready for use, and each needle is then disposed of in a medical waste container.
  • What types of health insurance do you accept?
    We accept major medical insurance including Aetna , Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shell, Care First, UnitedHealthcare. Please note that the coverage of acupuncture depends largely on your insurance plan. Please call your insurance company to verify the coverage. Or provide your insurance info to us, we can help.
  • Do you have free parking for visitor?
    Yes, indoor parking is available with elevator access to our office. parking entrance from hallman st.
  • Does acupuncture hurt?
    This is the most frequently asked question about acupuncture because many people associate needles with pain. Acupuncture needles are about the thickness of a hair, so insertion is nearly painless. After insertion, the doctor will bring the needle to the appropriate depth. Then you usually feel a very unique sensation ranging from tingling, heaviness, warmth or none at all. Everyone's experience is different. If you have any discomfort, let your doctor know and they will adjust the needle accordingly.
  • Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?
  • How effective is acupuncture for fertility?
    Women who were randomized to receive acupuncture before their embryo transfer were twice as likely to get pregnant as those who did not receive it. Another study found that for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), getting an acupuncture session before and after the embryo transfer procedure raised the pregnancy rate from 26% to 42%.
  • What should I expect during my acupuncture treatment?
    During an acupuncture treatment, you can expect to lie down on a comfortable treatment table while the acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific points on your body. The needles are usually left in place for around 20-30 minutes, during which time you may feel a mild tingling or dull ache around the needle site. The acupuncturist may also use other techniques such as cupping, moxibustion, or gentle massage to help stimulate the body's healing response. Overall, the treatment should be a relaxing and calming experience, and you may feel a sense of well-being and increased energy following your session. It's important to communicate with your acupuncturist throughout the treatment and let them know if you experience any discomfort or have any concerns.
  • How long does it take for acupuncture to work?
    The period of time you will feel its therapeutic benefits is around 3-4 days. If you are having it only and your problem isn't chronic, you can have it once a week. For acute problems and if your budget allows, you would benefit from having treatment two times a week.
  • How often should you get acupuncture?
    A common treatment plan for a single complaint would typically involve one or two treatments a week. The number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity. In general, it's common to receive 6 to 8 treatments.
  • How does acupuncture work in the body?
    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.
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