FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens during an acupuncture treatment?

First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, they will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained up to 45 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, usually eight to ten visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.

What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture?

Allergies
Depression & Anxiety
Facial pain (TMJ & Trigeminal Nueralga disorders)
Headache
Knee pain
Low back pain
Neck pain
Postoperative pain
Scar tissue reduction
Sciatica
Tennis elbow