WHAT KIND OF CONDITIONS DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
According to the NIH and WHO, acupuncture has been proven to effectively treat a myriad of conditions ranging from the common cold to Muscular Sclerosis.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST VISIT BE LIKE?
A common first visit will last around 90 minutes. This time includes a conversation about the reasons for your visit as well as your past and present health history. Part of our intake includes tongue and pulse analysis, two key diagnostic tools used in Chinese Medicine. After this, an assessment by your practitioner is made and an individualized treatment strategy is implemented that may include one or more of the following modalities:
Nutritional and Lifestyle Guidance
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
Most people find acupuncture to be extremely relaxing. Certain points are more sensitive than others and you may experience a slight pinch upon needle insertion. Other common sensations include heaviness, tingling, and temperature change.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
This depends on the individual case. An acute condition might only need several visits in a short amount of time, while a long term issue might be effectively treated over an extended period. This will be determined at the first visit.
CAN CHILDREN BE TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE?
Yes! Pediatric health is a huge part of our practice and something we feel very passionate about. Chinese Medicine is completely safe for children, and many treatments don’t even involve needles.
WILL MY VISIT BE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
We can check! Many insurance plans are beginning to meet the increasing demands for integrative healthcare. We would be happy to find out if your plan covers acupuncture.
WHAT TRAINING DO ACUPUNCTURISTS HAVE?
In order to become a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist one must achieve a Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture. This program includes over 4,000 hours of coursework and supervised clinical experience. Additionally, candidates must successfully pass a series of board exams by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).