Acupuncture is a method of treatment in which fine needles are inserted at specific points in the body to relieve pain and illness. Treatments are based on the philosophy of promoting health and balance. It can be used alone or in conjunction with your current medical care.
How much do treatments cost?
The initial consultation is $95 and follow-up treatments are $70. Fertility consultations are $150 for the initial visit and $85 for follow-up treatments (Note: Acupuncture with IVF will be more if it requires treatments on an on call basis or is outside of the office).
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture has been shown to cause changes in the brain and stimulate the release of endorphins (hormones associated with pain relief). In addition, there have been numerous studies illustrating acupuncture’s effectiveness.
What conditions do you treat?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chemotherapy Side Effects
Constipation & Diarrhea
Headache & Migraine
Neck and Shoulder Pain
PMS & Menstrual Cramps
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Sciatica Sprains & Sport Injuries
Stress & Anxiety
Are the needles clean?
All needles are taken from a new sterilized package, used once, and discarded.
What should I expect on my first visit?
The first visit begins with the practitioner taking a detailed medical history. In addition to a typical medical history taken at the doctors office, other questions will be asked such as your sleep habits, ability to tolerate heat or cold, dietary habits, etc.. After reviewing your medical history, you may have an examination of the tongue and of your pulse. After obtaining your medical history and diagnosis, the practitioner will begin the treatment. A treatment may include needles inserted into specific points on the body, moxabustion, and electrical stimulation (similar to what’s used in a physical therapy or chiropractic office). Your first visit usually last about 40-60 minutes. Most treatments require a minimum of 4-6 visits. As with other medical modalities (physical therapy, chiropractic, medicine), acupuncture requires a series of treatments to be most effective.
How many treatments will I need?
Most conditions require a minimum of 6-8 treatments.
Do the needles hurt?
Acupuncture needles are solid and very thin. Needles are only inserted about 1/2 inch. While each person’s experience is different, most people feel a minimal amount of pain as the needle is inserted.
Where can I find more information on acupuncture?
How should I prepare for my treatments?
Prepare to give a detailed medical history including current and previous medications. Do not eat or consume caffeinated foods or beverages several hours before treatment (this may discolor tongue and make it difficult to examine). Wear loose fitting clothes.