Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
YES. Throughout history, more people have been treated with acupuncture and Oriental Medicine than all other health modalities combined. Today this medical system continues to help people throughout the US and around the world.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE PROVIDE LASTING RESULTS?
YES. Acupuncture addresses the underlying cause of disease, not merely the symptoms. When the cause of the problem is corrected, the results are long-lasting or permanent.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments needed varies widely according to the condition. Usually one or two treatments per week are
recommended. Chronic illnesses may require treatment for several weeks or longer. Acute problems generally respond
much faster. Occasional treatments throughout the year are usually sufficient to maintain good health.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT LAST?
This also varies. A treatment may last from a few minutes to over an hour.
CAN I FEEL THE NEEDLES?
Acupuncture needles are very thin and are inserted quickly to avoid the sensation of pain. Sometimes there is a mild discomfort that is felt momentarily upon insertion of the acupuncture needle. Once in place, the patient usually does not notice the needles.
ARE THE NEEDLES DISPOSABLE?
YES. In my practice I use only sterile, disposable needles.