Below is a list of frequently asked questions. These questions came from individuals like you and we hope you find this information helpful. If you have more specific questions that you would like answered, please contact us.

 

 

 

Do you take insurance?
Is there parking?
Does acupuncture hurt?
If I am pregnant, can I get acupuncture?
Do you treat infertility?
Do you treat kids?
How will I feel during the treatment?
If I don’t fall asleep, is the treatment still working?
How often will I need to come?
How long is a treatment?
If I’m coming in for back pain, why aren’t you putting any needles in my back?
I’m not feeling well today, should I still come in for a treatment?
Do you have an easy-to-read book about acupuncture, what can I get treated for, and what treatments are like?


Do you take insurance?

No, we do not take insurance. However, we do provide a form that you can use to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
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Is there parking?

There is 2 hour street parking all around the clinic and on most surrounding streets. There are 2 free parking lots across the street from the clinic. Both lots allow 3 hours of free parking.
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Does acupuncture hurt?

There are a variety of sensations that are common and even good to feel during acupuncture.  These include a dull ache around the needle, a sense of heaviness, tingling, warmth, or a sensation of something moving.  Sometimes these sensations can be very strong.  That being said, they should not cause pain and keep you from relaxing during your treatment. If anything is too strong or uncomfortable, let your acupuncturist know and we can easily adjust it.
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If I am pregnant, can I get acupuncture?

Yes!  Acupuncture can be very beneficial in helping symptoms of pregnancy such as low back pain, nausea and vomiting, headaches, etc.
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Do you treat infertility?

Yes!  Acupuncture can be very helpful with fertility.
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Do you treat kids?

Yes!  We welcome the opportunity to work with children.  Children tend to respond well to acupuncture.  If they are alright with needles, we will use needles.  If they prefer acupressure, we can also use acupressure or adhesive non-skin-penetrating seeds.  We can even show them how to gently massage some of the points.  Bear in mind treatments are in a group setting – this can be wonderful for treating you and your child or siblings together.  It’s important to remember they will need to be courteous of other clients.
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How will I feel during the treatment?

Some people just close their eyes and relax during their treatment, and it’s very common to fall asleep.  In fact, we encourage taking an acu-nap if it suits you!
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If I don’t fall asleep, is the treatment still working?

Yes, the treatments will still work whether you fall asleep or not.
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How often will I need to come?

This depends on what you’re coming in for, how long it’s been going on, and how long you’ve been coming to get acupuncture.  For most things, we encourage you to start by coming in 2-3 times per week.  Overtime, we’ll hopefully be able to space that out, until you eventually only need to come in once in a while for maintenance or tune-ups.

Acupuncture is most effective when done frequently, which is why we may ask you to come in a few times a week in the beginning. We hope that our sliding scale enables more people to do that.

Acupuncture works best when you get as much treatment as you need.

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How long is a treatment?

The amount of time you sit with the needles in is completely up to you.  Ideally, at least 30-45 minutes.  Many people, especially those that fall asleep during treatments, report waking up and simply feeling like they’re “done.”  This can vary from 30 minutes to 1 hour.  We can also wake you up if there’s a certain time you need to be out.
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If I’m coming in for back pain, why aren’t you putting any needles in my back?

Acupuncture works by using meridians, or channels, that travel through your entire body.  If you have back pain on your channel, we’ll likely use acupuncture points on your feet that are at the end of the same channel.  We can also treat your back pain using microsystems in your ears and hands, balancing methods using other channels, and the list goes on.
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I’m not feeling well today, should I still come in for a treatment?

If you cannot leave your bathroom/bedroom, please don’t come in.


Do you have an easy to read book about acupuncture, what I get treated for, and what treatments are like?

If you have more questions about what acupuncture treats or what it’s like to get treated (and many people do), check out the award-winning book Why Did You Put That Needle There? available online free in pdf format:

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