Does it hurt?

No, acupuncture does not hurt. Insertion of the needle can feel like a pinching sensation. When Qi arrives at the point, you may feel a dull ache around the needle or a sense of warmth or cold.

How long is a treatment?

Treatments vary from 45-60 minutes, depending on the type of adjunctive techniques needed.

What should I expect on my first visit?

After discussing your symptoms and condition, we will discuss a treatment plan to obtain the best results. With this information, you will then receive an acupuncture treatment.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. We use only disposable needles. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used only once, and then discarded.

How should I prepare for a treatment?

Wear loose fitting clothes. Don't eat a big meal just before or after your visit. Avoid caffeine right before your treatment. Come with any questions or comments you may have about acupuncture, your treatment, and medical condition.

Do you take insurance?

I do not accept insurance, but I am happy to provide you with an invoice to submit to your health insurance company for reimbursement if it is covered by your insurance.

Is acupuncture covered under my flexible spending account?

It varies with each insurance company, but typically yes. The patient pays for acupuncture services at the time of the appointment, but gets reimbursed by the insurance company once an invoice is submitted. I will provide you with an invoice to submit to your company.