Most frequent questions and answers
The acupuncture needle is a safe, single-use, sterile needle that is the size of a human hair. The initial insertion can rarely be felt, and is a very minimal sensation. Sometimes people describe a heavy or achy sensation at the needle site, or sensations in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.
Bring an open mind, your list of symptoms, medications, and supplements, and any information that may be related to your condition. Our approach is a different framework that requires you to be engaged and active in the healing process. Following our guidelines are going to give you the best possible result.
How long the marks last depends on the depth of their color after the therapy. If the marks are a darker color, they may take one week to ten days to fade. Most cupping marks fade within a week.
Your initial session can take 55-75 minutes. All follow ups are 50-55 minutes and may include acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, and suggestions for herbal or natural remedies.
It is important to listen to your body after a treatment. Some days people leave energized, and other days, people leave feeling like they need to rest. It is important to avoid anything too rigorous or over stimulating to the nervous system so that the changes can set it without interruption.
We do not bill insurance directly. We do accept Flex or Health Savings Account Cards. If your insurance does cover acupuncture, we can provide a coded receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider.