Frequently Asked Questions
What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a medicine that Originated in China over 5,000 years ago. Practitioners insert hair thin needles into specific Acupuncture Points to stimulate or move Qi in their patients.
Who can receive Acupuncture? Everyone from birth to death can benefit from Acupuncture treatments. This includes newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, teens, young adults, adults, and seniors.
Do the needles hurt? Patients vary in their response to this. Most people do not feel the needles at all, while others feel their insertion for a moment.
How long do I have to go to treatment? Most patients report wanting to come in every week because it feels so good! Initially I see my patients one to two times a week for a few weeks. Then based on what serves you best, this can change to once a week, once a month, once every few months, or as needed.
Will my insurance cover it? Many insurance companies cover Acupuncture, usually for pain related symptoms. I currently accept Blue Cross/Shield, Aetna, Cigna and JHHP. For other insurances, please contact your insurance provider.
What is “Qi”? Qi can be thought of as a “life force”. We can witness evidence of its existence all around us, or lack thereof. It is not so much a tangible thing, as it is that which allows life to express itself.