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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture hurt?

   -The needles are only as thick as the hair on your head, and the insertion may only slightly pinch, but typically the needles are not even felt at all.

Is there any Medicine injected through the needles?

   -the needles are solid (filiform) and no medicine is injected.

Are the needles streile, and are they re-used?

   -The needles are pre-sterilized, pre-packaged, and never reused.

How many needles will be used?


-Anywhere from 1 to 15 needles will be inserted, depending on the patient, but typically around 8 or 9 needles are used.

How long do the needles stay in?


-Typically the needles will stay in for 20-30 minutes.

How many treatments are needed before I see results?


-Most patients will see results immediately, such as reduced pain, increased range of motion, and increased energy. In order to ensure sustained and long lasting results, at least 6 treatments are recommended, afterwhich, a we will look at your progress, and decide if further treatments are necessary.

What Kind of conditions does acupuncture treat?


-Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine treat a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, knee injuries, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, acid reflux, menstrual disorders, asthma, infertility, cold/flu symptoms, cough, shingles, decreased energy, night blindness, Bell's palsy, hemorroids, allergies, arthritis, and urinary disorders.