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.