What Does Acupuncture Treat and How Can Acupuncturists Heal?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chemo Side Effects
Low Back Pain
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
~How Are Acupuncturists Educated?
Today, acupuncturists complete three to four years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must pass a national board exam given by the NCCAOM to practice in every state.
~How Safe Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, resulting in feelings of relaxation and well-being. Acupuncture needles are sterile, used once, and then discarded.
~Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very, very small. Most people feel nothing when they are inserted. Some people may feel a pinch with some spots that quickly goes away. If there is pain on insertion that does not go away, I will fix it by adjusting or removing the needle. The point of acupuncture is not to have you be in pain.
How Should I Prepare For My Acupuncture Treatment?
Write down and bring any questions you have. I am here to help you.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Depending on what is being treated, most points used are from the knee down and elbow down.
Do not eat a large meal just before or after your visit.
Refrain from overexertion, working out, and alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as a change in pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.
Will My Insurance Cover My Treatments?
Insurance coverage depends on your policy. Contact your insurance provider to find out if acupuncture treatments are covered. Here are a few questions to ask.
Will my plan cover acupuncture?
How many visits per calendar year?
Do I need a referral?
Do I have a deductible?
If yes, has it been met?