How does acupuncture work? By needling acupuncture points, the flow of energy, nutrients, and blood can reach organs that are in a state of dysfunction. This enables the organs to function properly.
How many needles do you use during a treatment? The amount of needles selected depends upon the condition. Generally for pain syndromes involving muscles and tendons, more needles are used. Illnesses with organ and meridian dysfunctions require less needling.
How many sessions will I need? It depends upon the organ and meridian systems affected. Certain organs require more frequent treatment sessions. To obtain good results, the patient should comply with the recommended treatment frequency. Most people feel better within 6 sessions.
How long do you retain the needles? To obtain maximum benefit from acupuncture, needle retention time is very important. Needle retention time is unique for each person and condition. In general, needles may be retained for 10 to 30 minutes. However, not all cases are the same.
Does acupuncture hurt? Acupuncture is not like getting shots. Generally, most people feel a slight pinch during insertion of the needle. After the initial insertion, the sensation should fade and may be replaced by a sensation of heaviness, tingling, or warmth. Many people find acupuncture relaxing and fall asleep during the treatment process.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance? Yes, please check the payment section.