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Will my insurance plan cover acupuncture?


Many insurance plans offer coverage for acupuncture treatment. Contact your insurance company directly to find out if your plan covers acupuncture, and any limits to the number of treatments covered. Acupuncture may also be covered if you sustained a workplace injury or were injured in a motor vehicle accident. Read More

What should I do before and after an acupuncture treatment?


Try to arrive rested and relaxed for your treatment. Eat a light meal prior to treatment, and avoid consuming caffeine or nicotine for 90 minutes before and afterwards. You should continue to take any prescribed medications on schedule. Read More

What activities should I avoid following acupuncture treatment?


Strenuous physical activities (including exercise) should be avoided for at least two hours after treatment. A good feeling after acupuncture should not be mistaken for full recovery. Be sure that you have regained your strength and stamina before engaging in any activities that you were unable to perform before your acupuncture treatments. Read More

Is acupuncture painful? What does it feel like?


Acupuncture is usually a very comfortable treatment. Needles are very fine, metallic and as thin as a hair, making them quite painless upon insertion. Everyone experiences acupuncture differently, but most feel no pain or very minimal pain as the needles are inserted. You may experience a mild aching sensation or warmth around the needle site. Read More

What conditions can be helped with acupuncture?


Acupuncture is a gentle and safe treatment that’s suitable for all ages—children to seniors. It’s used to treat a wide range of conditions: Injured workers return to work sooner when their practitioners include acupuncture with their treatments. Competitive athletes use acupuncture before their events to enhance their performance. Post-event, it improves their recovery and helps Read More

How many sessions of treatment will I need?


Many people start to see a significant difference within one to two treatments but some take longer to respond depending on the condition being treated. If no difference is felt by the end of the fifth or sixth treatment, the diagnosis of the condition should be reconsidered and further medical investigations may be needed. Acute injuries are Read More

How does acupuncture work?


Acupuncture is the stimulation, by insertion of needles, of specific points on the body which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones. Acupuncture affects the functioning of the hormonal system, promotes a decrease in inflammation, increased circulation and relief from Read More

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