Acupuncture FAQ

What can Acupuncture therapy treat?

Acupuncture therapy is indicated for functional disorders of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems. While clients often come in with previously diagnosed conditions or diseases, acupuncture treatment will focus on the functional energetic disturbance involved. See the list below the page.

Does Acupuncture hurt ?

The sensation caused by the needle varies. Some people feel a little pain as the needles are inserted, but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a little larger than a cat's whisker or a human hair.

Is Acupuncture safe ?

Yes, All needles used in acupuncture are sterile and used only once, then disposed to eliminate risk of infection.

What is Ear Acupuncture ?

Holism. Like reflexology of the foot, the ear also represents the whole body. Holism emphasizes the cooperation of organs. It literally means that the ear contains the entire human body, and what you need is only to stimulate the ear in order to cure certain parts of the body.

Do you accept insurance ?

Typically the patient pays at the time services are rendered. Some major insurance is accepted only upon verification that acupuncture is covered under your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance to verify your acupuncture coverage. Once you verified with your insurance, we will contact your insurance for pre-authorization of acupuncture therapy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a list of symptoms, diseases and conditions which, through controlled trials, has been shown to be treated effectively by acupuncture.

low back pain  
morning sickness
neck pain  
nausea and vomiting
postoperative pain
tennis elbow  
knee pain  
essential hypertension
periarthritis of the shoulder  
primary hypotension
renal colileucopenia
rheumatoid arthritis  
acute epigastralgia
biliary colic
dental pain
(ie. TMJ dysfunction)
allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
facial pain
(including craniomandibular disorders)
depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
induction of labor  
correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)  
adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy