What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a method to diagnose your condition and treat you to balance your vital energy (Qi). Needles, micro-current and laser therapies are just one of the methods used to treat your condition. Herbs are other methods to treat your condition
Does acupuncture treatment hurt?
The acupuncture needle I use is very thin. It is about the width of a hair. Most of the time, patients won’t feel anything. It depends on the location. Some places on your body (like, finger tips) have more pain receptors compared to your back. Some sensitive areas could be more susceptible to pain. There are ways to treat you without needles.
My children do not like needles, is there an alternative to needles?
Yes. Children are not the only ones who do not like needles. Alternative methods are micro-current or laser therapy. Both alternative methods are as effective as needle treatment.
Does acupuncture work?
Yes it does. The World Health Organization recognizes more than 40 conditions (http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html) which have strong evidence that proves acupuncture effectively treats those conditions. Acupuncture has existed in China for over 2000 years.
Does my insurance cover acupuncture?
Many health insurance companies cover acupuncture, however each plan is different. Please contact with your insurance carrier to verify your coverage.