Q: How does acupuncture work?
A: The eastern explanation is that the vital energy (Qi) flows through special channels (meridians). Ailments disrupt the balance of Yin and Yang in our bodies blocking these meridians. Acupuncture treatment opens up the channels and the harmony of body is restored.
In the West, acupuncture is most well-known for its ability to relieve pain so the majority of research thus far has been done in this area. Acupuncture points are now believed to stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release pain-relieving chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain. Acupuncture may also stimulate other chemicals to be released by the brain, including hormones that influence the self-regulating system of the body.
Q: What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
A: There are many conditions that are treatable with acupuncture- chronic pain, acute sprains, arthritis, disc problems, lower back pain, sciatica, bursitis, whiplash, neck pain, tennis elbow, migraine headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, paralysis of muscles, torticollis, tinnitus, allergic sinusitis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, menstrual dysfunction, infertility, impotence, insomnia, bed wetting, and smoking.
Actually, the conditions include in every system. Please contact us with any questions.
Q: Does acupuncture hurt?
A: No. Our patients are amazed at how comfortable and painless treatment is.
Acupuncture needles are completely different than injection needles. Acupuncture needles are fine hair- thin stainless steel needles. We only use safe disposable needles.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: None. The growing concern over side effects from drugs and surgery, together with the limitations of these treatments, have steered the medical field to forms of natural healing through acupuncture.
Q: Are Chinese herbal formulas safe?
A: Chinese herbs are used by millions of people worldwide each day without incident. One of the most appealing qualities of Chinese herbal medicine is the low risk of adverse reaction or side effects. The creation of an herbal formula is a quite complicated process requiring a high degree of skill and experience. You should ask an herbalist with solid training in TCM for a formula.
Q: How many treatments are needed?
A: The optimum number of treatments varies with each individual issue. To obtain the best results, it is generally best to have 5 - 10 treatments for acute issues, and 10 – 30 treatments for chronic issues.
Q: How long before I feel results?
A: There can be varying degrees of pain relief over periods ranging from hours, to months, to permanent pain alleviation.
Q: Do you accept medical insurance?
A: Due to the large body of recent medical research, acupuncture is now recognized as a legitimate medical field by the A.M.A. and many insurance companies (including No Fault and Workman’s Compensation) will cover the costs of treatment.
We are provider of following insurance company:
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Great-West, United Healthcare, Pacific Care & etc.
The coverage can vary depending on each plan. Please ask about your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit or contact us for more information.