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How do I choose an Acupuncturist?

Your results with acupuncture will depend to a great extent on the provider you choose. We recommend finding an acupuncturist with whom you feel comfortable. If you like and trust your practitioner, your experience will be more positive. It is also important to know about the acupuncturist's training and experience, and what to expect from the treatment. The clearer you are about who is treating you and exactly what the treatment involves, the more you will be able to relax during the acupuncture session and benefit from this ancient form of health care.

Does insurance cover Acupuncture?

Start by calling your insurance company/customer service representative to find out about your policy benefits. Ask whether acupuncture treatment is covered on your policy. The answer should be either yes or no. 

What is Moxabustion?

Moxabustion is an Oriental medicine heat therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb (Artemisia Vulgaris). It plays an important role in many Asian traditional medical systems. During the moxabustion, the specially processed leaves are burned at or above the acupuncture points to warm regions with the intention of stimulating circulation and inducing a smooth flow of Qi and Blood.

What is Quantum Therapy?

The quantum Therapy is a professional biofeedback technology used by thousands of trained and qualified practitioners. Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Dentists, Homeopaths, Medical Doctors, Nutritionists and Veterinarians use the Quantum Therapy to assist in achieving Stress Management, Muscle Relaxation, and Preventative Healthcare, while supporting the wellbeing of their clients.

During the testing/assessment phase a client’s biofeedback response is measured in response to nearly 7,000 separate items in 39 separate categories. This process takes approximately 4 to 7 minutes depending upon the speed of the computer.

What is Cupping?

Cupping therapy is a process of suctioning or vacuuming sections of the body's meridian system for the purpose of drawing out toxins, pain management, increasing blood flow, and promoting a healthier flow of energies.

How does Acupuncture work?

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, including endorphins, enkephalins and other neurotransmitters. Either these chemicals will change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones that influence the body's own internal regulating system, bringing about a normalizing effect on neuroendocrine function. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being

Is Acupuncture safe?

Yes. Licensed acupuncturists required to pass and be certified in the Clean Needle Technique exam that ensures safety of the treatment. Acupuncturist in this office uses only sterilized, individually packed, disposable needles that never saved or used in multiple treatments, which eliminates the possibility of transmitting a communicable disease by a contaminated needle

How many treatments and how often will I need them?

Usually the acupuncturist will set up a treatment plan consistent of 3 to 10 treatments. The ultimate goal is for your body to hold the energy balance on its own and for you to visit an acupuncturist only when temporary stresses bring an imbalance to your energy.

The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achiever results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve then acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.


What if I don’t have any health problems?

Can acupuncture enhance health / prevent future problems?

Yes. Acupuncture has traditionally been used as a preventive medicine. Recent research has now verified that acupuncture stimulates immune function, which increases resistance to bacterial and viral infections. Acupuncture can dramatically increase overall vitality and energy. It treats underlying causes, resulting in a deeper kind of healing. It brings about profound changes in peoples¹ lives on the emotional level as well. Many people find that occasional acupuncture tune-ups are the best medicine to feel "in sync" and insure continuing health.

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