According to the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization acupuncture treatment is an effective for the following conditions:
- Digestive Complaints - Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Vomiting, Morning Sickness
- Mental Emotional - Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Addictions, Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Musculoskeletal- Arthritis, Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Dental pain, Dizziness, Bells Palsy, Headache, Neck Pain, Sciatica, Tendinitis, Shoulder Pain, Tennis Elbow
- Reproductive/Urinary - Infertility, Menopause, Irregular Menstruation, PMS, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract infections
- Respiratory - Asthma, Common Cold, Pneumonia, Allergies, Sinusitis, Rhinitis
Commonly Asked Questions
1) How does Acupuncture work?
The purpose of acupuncture is to unblock obstructed areas. These obstructions inhibit blood and nutrients from nourishing the organ systems. All illnesses in Chinese medicine are caused by the lack of blood circulation. Through treatment, impairments in blood circulation are removed. This regulates the organ and enables it to function properly. For more information please check the Acupuncture Overview page.
2) How many needles do you use during an acupuncture treatment?
The amount of needles selected depends upon the condition. Generally for pain syndromes involving muscles and tendons more needles are used. Illnesses with organ and meridian dysfunctions requires less needling..
3) How many sessions will I need?
It depends upon the organ and meridian systems affected. Certain organs require more frequent treatment sessions. To obtain good results, the patient should comply with the treatment frequency. Most people feel better within 6 sessions.
4) How long do you retain the needles?
To obtain maximum benefit from acupuncture needle retention time is very important. Needle retention time is unique for each person and condition. Some treatments will be less than 5 minutes. Sometimes needles may be retained for 10-30 minutes. Not all cases are the same.
5) Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture is not like getting shots. Generally most people feel a slight pinch during insertion of the needle. After the intial insertion the sensation should fade and may be replaced by a sensation of heaviness, tingling, or warmth. Many people find acupuncture treatments relaxing and fall asleep during the process.
6) Is Acupuncture Covered By Insurance?
Yes, please check the Payment Info section.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: By Appointment
Your first appointment lasts about one and a half hours and includes a consultation or interview to determine a specific acupuncture treatment plan for your problems.
Call (253) 529-1935 today for an acupuncture consultation to relieve all of your pain.