What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture treats an enormous array of ailments. Every system of the body can benefit from an acupuncture treatment. A very partial list of conditions treated would include disorders of musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, gynecological, hormonal, cardiological, lymphatic, neurological and urinary origin.

What is an acupuncture treatment like?

During your first visit to our clinic you can expect a complete examination and evaluation, along with a thorough health history. Once we have reviewed all pertinent information, a diagnosis and treatment plan are determined. The patient lies on the treatment table and the doctor performs acupuncture. Once all of the acupuncture needles are in the desired locations, the patient remains on the table for 15-30 minutes depending on the above factors. The lights are usually dimmed as the patient listens to soothing, meditative music.

After the time period has lapsed the doctor returns to remove the acupuncture needles and give any necessary advice such as nutritional, exercise or home therapy suggestions.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Generally, acupuncture does not hurt. A licensed acupuncturist uses hair thin, sterilized needles for painless insertion.

Is acupuncture covered by Insurance?

Most nationally and California based insurance companies do cover acupuncture. You can find out by calling your carrier and inquiring or we can do that for you.

How long will the results last?

The duration of the results is relative to many factors. These include but are not limited to; how long you have been experiencing discomfort, getting treatment on a schedule that the practitioner has recommended and following the advice given for at home work, i.e. stretching, dietary advice and lifestyle modifications.

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