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Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Welcome to our acupuncture FAQ page, where we aim to provide you with clear and informative answers to some of the most common questions about acupuncture. If you have additional questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out to us.

Q1: What is acupuncture, and how does it work?

A1: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It works by stimulating these points to balance the flow of energy, or qi, within the body. This promotes natural healing, reduces pain, and enhances overall well-being.

Q2: Is acupuncture safe?

A2: Yes, acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and qualified practitioner. We use sterile, disposable needles to minimize the risk of infection, and our practitioners are highly trained to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

Q3: Does acupuncture hurt?

A3: Most people describe the sensation of acupuncture as mild and virtually painless. You may feel a slight tingling or warmth when the needles are inserted, but any discomfort is usually minimal and short-lived.

Q4: What conditions can acupuncture treat?

A4: Acupuncture is known to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain (back pain, arthritis), stress and anxiety, sleep disorders, digestive issues (IBS, gastritis), women's health concerns (PMS, menopause), and more. It can also support overall wellness and preventive care.

Q5: How many acupuncture sessions will I need?

A5: The number of sessions required varies depending on your condition and its severity. In general, a series of sessions is recommended for the best results. Your acupuncturist will create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Q6: Can acupuncture be combined with other treatments?

A6: Yes, acupuncture can complement other forms of therapy and medical treatments. It is often integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan to enhance overall wellness and address specific health concerns.

Q7: What should I expect during an acupuncture session?

A7: During an acupuncture session, you will lie comfortably on a treatment table while our acupuncturist inserts needles into specific acupuncture points. The session typically lasts around 30-60 minutes, during which you may experience deep relaxation.

Q8: Are there any side effects of acupuncture?

A8: Acupuncture is generally low-risk with minimal side effects. Some people may experience mild bruising, soreness, or temporary fatigue after a session, but these effects are usually short-lived.

Q9: Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

A9: Brian Kelly accepts insurance, and he will assist you in checking if your insurance plan covers acupuncture treatments. Feel free to reach out to Brian for more information about insurance coverage.

Q10: How do I choose the right acupuncturist?

A10: To find the right acupuncturist, look for a licensed and experienced practitioner who specializes in your specific needs. Ask for recommendations, read reviews, and schedule a consultation to ensure a good fit.

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