No. Acupuncture is used by many people as a preventative measure and a way to stay balanced and healthy. Prevention is always the best cure.
No. Acupuncture needles are very different from hypodermic needles that most people have had experience with. First, acupuncture needles used in this office are as slender as a dog/cat whisker, solid, but flexible, where hypodermic needles are hollow and rigid. In addition to the make-up of the needles, needles are seldom inserted below the surface of the skin.
Sensations vary from person to person. Some patients feel a dull tingling, while others feel nothing at all.
No. Acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable and are discarded after each use.
This depends on your policy. For the most part, your treatment may be covered. Speak to your insurance plan representative for more details. Aside from Insurance, we also accept VISA, Mastercard, Debit Card, Discover, Amex, and cash payments.
You should allow approximately two hours for your first treatment. This allows for a complete medical history as well as a Chinese Acupuncture profile, which includes information about sleep, diet, work, relationships, etc. Once the examinations are completed a course of treatment will be determined.
While some patients feel immediate relief from symptoms, improvement in health and symptoms are usually experienced after four to six treatments.
We focus on treating the individual, not the illness therefore most health problems can be helped. They include:
pain, fatigue, headaches, arthritis, allergies, asthma, depression, insomnia, menstrual disorders, anxiety, infertility, digestive disorders, chemotherapy and radiation side effects, infertility, and even turning a breech baby.
Regardless of the condition, our approach is to focus on the individual patient and correct the underlying imbalance.
I encourage patients to come in for a short initial consultation that takes 20-30 minutes. There is no charge with your consult coupon. It gives us a chance to meet and to answer any questions you have.
Chinese Herbal Medicine can address any of the conditions treated by Western Medicine. Formulas are designed specifically to meet your needs. Some of the indications for the formulas we carry are:
Acute: indigestion, heartburn, stomach flu, colds, sore throat, headache, urinary tract infections, sinus infections, any viral, bacterial and fungal infections,injuries, bruising, swelling, and broken bones.
Chronic: anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, digestive ailments, fatigue, nausea,diarrhea, constipation, irregular menses, PMS, infertility, fibroids, cysts,menopausal disorders, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, pain, etc.
Yes. Only the best quality herbal formulas made here in America are used. These companies use only the highest quality herbs and conform to very high standards.
This varies a great deal from one patient to another. For acute conditions such as colds and flus, the herbs may be taken for two to seven days. For chronic conditions the herbs may be taken for several months.
There is a greater risk of medications interacting with each other than medications interacting with herbs. There are some medicines that may interact with herbs, therefore, it is always best to inform your Acupuncture Physician of all prescriptions you are taking before starting herbal therapy.