FAQ — Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of Chinese Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine?
The goal of Chinese acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is to stimulate the healing forces and awaken the inner intelligence of the body.

Do the acupuncture needles hurt?
Most people feel no pain during a treatment and occaisionally there is a small “pinchy” feeling that disappears immediately leaving the patient with an overall sense of well being and deep relaxation. The needles themselves do not draw blood and in contrast with a standard hypodermic needle they are much thinner (slightly thicker than a human hair).

Are the needles sterilized?
We use brand new factory sterilized needles standardized and certified by government agencies. We dispose of needles after every use.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture facilitates the healing process of a wide variety of conditions relating to blood chemistry, organ deficiencies, structural anomolies, lower back pain, digestive difficulties, and such common things as allergies, depression and anxiety.

What is a typical treatment like?
On arrival, we perform a simple examination involving tongue and pulse diagnosis along with a basic interview. From there we determine which treatment is indicated. See our list of Treatments.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments necessary varies from condition to condition. Sometimes the effects of the treatments are too subtle to perceive at first, yet after several treatments, the changes can be quite profound.

Do you take insurance?
Most insurance companies do carry premium policies which cover acupuncture. Call your insurance company to verify coverage.