Qestion01. What is Acupuncture?
A. Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. practitioners of acupuncture and Japanese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.
We acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body's Qi (a kind of vital energy) and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function an well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
Qestion02. What will my acupuncturist do?
A. During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam.
This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi (a kind of vital energy)
has become blocked or imbalanced. after the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits with our clinic may last from 30 to 90 minutes.
Qestion03. Do the needles hurt?
A. No any hurt! Especially our traditional Japanese acupuncture, the finest needles are used all the time.
Also a Japanese acupuncture needles are special tiny, Just a little smaller than a cat's whisker or human hair.
We do not think the needles are to pouch into human body. It means just touch and push the human skin very gently with the finest needles. then wait until the human skin starts absoave my needles. This is the most gentle stimulation. the depth ranging is just zero to 1/20".
Qestion04. How safe is acupuncture?
A. Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug free therapy, yielding no side effects except feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used one, and then discarded.
Qestion05. Is acupuncture safe for children?
A. Yes! In some instances children actually respond more quickly than adults.
If your child has an aversion to needles, your acupuncturist may massage the acupuncture points. This is called acupressure or tuina.
Qestion06. What type of schooling do acupuncturists get?
A. Today, acupuncturists receive 3 to 4 of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must pass a national exam and meet strict guidelines to practice in every state.
Qestion07. Why did my acupuncturist recommend herbs?
A. Herbs can be a powerful adjunct to acupuncture care. They are used to strengthen, build and support the body or clear it of excess problems like a cold, fever or acute pain. Your practitioner may suggest starting with herbs and then adding acupuncture to your treatment in the future. This is suggested to your treatment in the future. This is suggested to build up your internal strength so you can receive the full benefits acupuncture has to offer.
Qestion08. Will my insurance cover acupuncture?
A. Insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact our insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered.
Here are a few questions to ask:
1. Will my plan cover acupuncture?
2. How many visits per calendar year?
3. Do I need areferral?
4. Do I have a co-pay?
5. Do I have a deductible? If yes, has it been met?
Qestion09. How much does it cost?
A. Rates vary ad depend upon what procedures are performed.
$90.00(First Visit $140.00)
Herb $36.00-110.00 (for 1 month)
Qestion10. What can acupuncture treat?
A. Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health(NIH) and the World Heath Organization(WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.
Here is a list of a few health concerns that acupuncture has been effective in treating:
�Addiction-alcohol, drug, smoking
Anxiety�Arthritis�Asthma�Bronchitis�Carpal tunnel Syndrome
Chronic fatigue�Colitis�Common cold�Constipation�Dental pain
Emotional problems�Eye problems�Facial palsy/tics�Fatigue�Fertility
Irritable bowel syndrome�Low back pain�Menopause�Menstrual irregularities�Migraine�Morning
affective disorder(SAD)�Shoulder pain�Sinusitis�Sleep disturbances�Smoking cessation�Sore
throat�Stress� Tennis elbow�Tonsillitis�Tooth pain�Trigeminal neuralgia�Urinary tract
Infections�Vomiting �Wrist pain