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.