Questions & Answers
What patients ask
- What will my acupuncturist do? During the initial exam a health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your pulses and tongue will also be assessed. This information will then be organized to create a complete and comprehensive diagnosis in terms of traditional Chinese medicine. After the interview process, you will receive a demonstration, consent and receive an acupuncture treatment.
- How long is a session? The first session is typically one hour and fifteen minutes. Follow-up sessions are one hour.
- How many treatments will I need? The number of treatments will depend on the condition you will be treated for.
- What should I expect during a treatment? You may experience a tingling, pinching, numbness, dull ache sensation of energy moving around the needle. This is referred to as the "Qi sensation". These are viewed as normal signs and that the treatment is working.
- Do the needles hurt? The experience and sensation may vary. Some may experience a little pain as the needle is inserted, though most do not. The needles are very thin, slightly thicker than a cat's whisker.
- How does acupuncture help fertility? The aim of acupuncture is to open channels or meridians that may be blocked and/or balance the excesses and/or deficiencies within the body to restore balance and health. Acupuncture can assist with in-vitro fertilization by promoting the circulation of blood flow to the uterus and energy throughout the reproductive system.
- What are the fees? The first session consists of a consultation, evaluation and a treatment, $150. Follow-up sessions are $90.
- Will my insurance cover acupuncture? Insurance policies vary. You will receive an invoice after your session. Payment in full is required after services are rendered.