Many of our patients have questions about acupuncture, this section helps answer some very common questions relating to acupuncture.
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.
Is Acupuncture Safe during Pregnancy?
When done properly by a trained professional, acupuncture during pregnancy is considered safe and has few risks. One review reported that acupuncture wasn’t likely to be associated with miscarriage or other major complications. Instead, most risks associated with acupuncture seem to be fairly minor.
Does accupuncture help with pregnancy?
Acupuncture seems to have the ability to alleviate some of the undesirable symptoms of pregnancy like morning sickness, fatigue and depression. Some research has shown that in pregnant women who did depression-focused acupuncture, the treatment reduced symptoms by 63 percent.
Can acupuncture help with fertility?
Yes, acupuncture can be incredibly helpful in dealing with fertility issues. We have many clients that tried several different medical options for dealing with fertility issues. When those didn’t bring results, we were able to help them with chiropractic care and acupuncture. With our treatment they were able to conceive.