frequently asked questions

Why do people come for acupuncture?

Some people are looking for a holistic approach to their healthcare. Acupuncture provides this by addressing and treating the underlying cause of disease as well as addressing the symptoms.

Some are unable to tolerate medication prescribed by their physicians or have allergies to medication. Acupuncture provides a safe alternative without any adverse side effects.

Some are looking to combine modes of care. For instance, chiropractic care and acupuncture can work well synergistically, providing better relief together than either does on its own.

Some chose acupuncture after exhausting other avenues of care. Many find it to be highly effective and feel more vital than they have in years.

How many visits will I need?

On average, one treatment per week for 6-8 weeks is recommended to achieve a decrease in adverse symptoms and an increase in overall strength and energy. This is considered the starting point for treatment. In order to sustain the new changes it is recommended that the patient continue treatment on a biweekly basis. As health improves treatment becomes less frequent. Please note, that some cases are more chronic in nature and therefore require continued weekly treatment.

Do the needles hurt?

Needle sensation ranges from nothing at all to a mild sensation that comes and goes instantly. Once the needles are in, some notice warmth or tingling at the site of the needle, or a slight pulling sensation. Others have reported mild itching at the site of the needle. All of these are normal responses.

picture of the needles
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