ACUPUNCTURE FAQ

Q- What can acupuncture help me with?
A- Acupuncture can help with a broad scope of problems and complaints.  People seek acupuncture for reasons including: pain, fatigue, stress anxiety, infertility, pms, injury, headaches, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, autoimmune disorders, allergies, tinnitus, skin disorders, asthma, bladder control, sleep disorders and many, many more.  Acupuncture can treat a huge number of ailments, symptoms, side effects of disorders and medications as well as mental and emotional complaints.

Q- What can I expect from my first acupuncture treatment? Subsequent treatments?
A-Your first acupuncture appointment is a 90 minute diagnostic/treatment.  I will inquire into your main "complaint" and a variety of other health history questions.  I will also conduct a physical evaluation that includes pulse, abdominal and tongue diagnosis.  In this process, I am forming a complete picture of where the imbalance lies within you.
For effective results, a minimum of 10- 15 treatments spaced a week apart generally lasting no longer than 60 minutes should be expected.  The amount of treatments an individual needs varies tremendously.  Some ailments are long standing and chronic, while others are acute and require less intervention.

Q- What do I have to do during, or before the session to maximize my results?
A- You should make sure you have eaten something the day of treatment. Also:

  • Avoid caffeine and cigarettes at least one hour before your appointment. 
  • Do not brush your tongue the morning of treatment.
  • Wear very little (if any) make up.
  • Avoid cologne or perfume.
  • Drink plenty of water the day of treatment

Q- Would acupuncture interfere with any other treatment/service I am currently involved in?
A- I don't recommend starting more than one modality at the same time so that the results of one are easily identified.  Acupuncture does not interfere with other treatments, although I encourage separating modalities by at least one day to allow the body to balance and adjust itself, with the exception of massage which I find extremely helpful before an acupuncture treatment.

Q- How often should I receive acupuncture?
A- Treatments are generally one week apart with the exception of acute illnesses and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Q- What is happening to me during my session?
A- I will insert very fine needles (the thickness of 2 pieces of hair) just under the skin.  Usually 4-8 acupuncture points are stimulated.

Q- What kind of training have you received to practice acupuncture?
A- I have a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and am nationally certified in acupuncture.