Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, thousands of years old, which is still in use today. Acupuncturists use very small needles, strategically placed in acupuncture points on your body to treat many conditions… Read More

Q: Will Acupuncture hurt?

A: No. You may not even feel most of the needles. Certain points you may feel slight pinching, but your acupuncturist will tell you if and when.

Q: Will it be covered by insurance? Are you in network?

A: That depends. You can call your insurance provider to find out your benefits yourself, or we can investigate for you as a courtesy if you get in contact with our Office Manager. Facial Acupuncture is not covered by insurance. Contact us for more details.

Q: How long are your appointments?

A: A first office visit is 90 minutes long. Return visits of all types are 60 minutes.

Q: How can I schedule?

A: You can email us at or call us to schedule an appointment for your first visit. Repeat appointments can be made online, on our Schedulicity profile.

Q: What do I need to bring to my first visit?

A: State License or other ID containing a Date of Birth, your insurance card, comfortable clothes. We also suggest you eat and drink water within the 2 hours before your appointment (for blood sugar and pressure). A totally empty stomach is not advised, especially if you have a sensitivity to blood sugar or already low blood pressure– you may feel light headed after treatment.

Q: Can I bring my friend, loved one, or child into your clinic?

Yes. We have a waiting area, or with your permission, they can come into the treatment room.

Q: Can I just buy herbs from you? I don’t want acupuncture.

A: Not exactly. We require an evaluation in our office from our acupuncturist in order to prescribe any herbs or herbal supplements.  Herbs are not covered by insurance.


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