Is Acupuncture the best treatment for my condition?
Acupuncture is great because it gives a gentle stimulus globally throughout the body and brain, encouraging the body to change. Whereas other treatments such as Dry Needling, or Manual Therapy may be too intense to begin with for some people.
I’ve heard it’s relaxing, but needles make me nervous
While some have a fear of needles, once the person relinquishes for the sake of healing, they find the needles to not really feel like needles. Many points we use are barely felt if at all. Some “moving” points do give a sharp or achey stimulus which usually subsides in a few seconds.
Do I have to lay there for an hour?
No, some practices do but we find the optimal time for the needles to be placed depends on the condition and most respond within 2 -15 minutes. Chronic conditions may need a longer stay but rarely do we need an hour.
Most conditions of dysfunction of the body come out of excess response to a normal stimulus, such as
Muscle spasms – with back or neck pain or restless leg syndrome
Anxiety – with cognitive processes that spin out of control
Autoimmunity – immune system attacks the “self”
Pain, stiffness and swelling of joint
Excess reaction to the environment that goes on for too long, long term stress – anxiousness – pain…we’ll see a depletion of resources or energy/“chi” as it’s described in Chinese Medicine. Lacking an adequate response system, the body becomes overwhelmed such as:
Migraines or Chronic tension headaches
Gut dysfunction, gas, bloating, stomach cramps, and abdominal pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Depression and PTSD
Vestibular Disorders respond exceptionally well:
Also, acupuncture is effective for other conditions that need influence such as in pregnancy and post partum conditions that need to achieve balance.
Breastfeeding & Milk Production
Post Partum Depression or Emotional Balance
Menstrual Disorders and PMS
What types of insurances do you accept?
We are in network with most plans offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, UMR and a few others. We file all claims in office and can provide you will proper documentation if your plan requires it.
***Note: Your insurance likely DOES NOT provide full payment of services, especially if you have haven’t satisfied your deductible. Of the services provided manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and acupuncture (some plans, not all) are applied to your deductible. We are here to serve you in any way we can, if you have questions about insurance filing our billing staff can
How soon should I expect to experience results?
My goal is to get you pain free or functioning normally as fast as possible. A lot of people will see an immediate reduction in their problems and others require a little longer.
Regardless of your condition, you don't have to worry about being sold a long-term care commitments. Instead, we'll see where you're at, get you well, and get you back to living your life.