acupuncture questions

Does the acupuncture needle hurt?

There is often a sensation that patients experience during the insertion of an acupuncture needle. This sensation vary from "I didn't feel it at all" to a brief ache or heaviness at the needled site. Some points are more sensitive than others. Patients describe the sensations as fleeting and often deeply relaxing.

Why would I see an acupuncturist?

Acupuncture treatments help people achieve and maintain good health. Through acupuncture, the body, mind and spirit of the person becomes vibrantly integrated, and stays that way in order to meet the demands of an often very stressful life. In addition, acupuncture also relieves a wide range of physical conditions (see above).

The patient's concerns and symptoms often transform into a deep personal healing that reaches far beyond the physical condition. One of the most amazing reasons to start acupuncture treatments is to rediscover and cultivate your awareness of the magnificent healing abilities and power of your own body. Acupuncture awakens the senses and offers the possibility of deep healing of the body, mind and spirit.

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Today a growing number of insurance companies will cover acupuncture treatments.  Please contact your insurance company to make sure they cover acupuncture.  Full co payments are required at the time of treatment.

Are the acupuncture needles safe?

The needles are safe. I use only sterile disposable needles, and dispose of them immediately after one use only.

Do I have to be ill to benefit from acupuncture?

You don't have to be ill at all to benefit from acupuncture treatments. A lot of patients get regular acupuncture treatments to enhance their overall health and well being. (The Tibetan Dalai Lama is one.) Acupuncture treatments help you perform better at the work place, deepen your relationships with the people in your life, and provide a powerful preventative way to keep you healthy throughout the year.

There are many issues that may hinder you from accomplishing your fullest potential in life. These issues may be emotional, physical, or spiritual in nature. Acupuncture can gently help you heal them.

How frequently do I need to come to benefit from acupuncture treatment?

The frequency of acupuncture treatments depends on each individual and their own health history. Your energy level, and your medical condition determine that as well. After your initial consultation, I would like to see you once a week for between six and eight visits. During this time, significant signs of progress will likely appear. As you experience improvement in your condition and enjoy a greater sense of ease in life, treatments may be extended to every other week, every three weeks, monthly and eventually seasonally. The frequency of treatments varies with each individual.

Is my Acupuncture treatment confidential?

All treatments remain confidential. Just like going to any doctor, your professional interactions with me are protected according to federal law and guidelines. I will provide you with my privacy policy information and inform you of your privacy rights during our first visit together.

I want to come for an Acupuncture treatment, what do I do next?

To schedule an appointment please contact me at my telephone number 410-299-0752.

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