Frequently Asked Questions
How can Telemedicine help me?
How does Telemedicine work for acupuncture?
Does Insurance Cover Telemedicine for Acupuncture?
Yes, thanks to rapidly changing guidelines set by public health officials in response to COVID-19, insurances have made some exceptions regarding acupuncture. Currently (as of 4/1/2020) there are restrictions with coverage. Please contact your practitioner for more information.
What is the Fee Schedule for Telemedicine?
Does acupuncture hurt?
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Do I have to be ill to benefit from acupuncture?
Why would I see an acupuncturist?
Are the needles safe?
Yes. Sterile disposable needles are used. They are used once and then disposed of immediately. Strict adherence to Clean Needle Technique is observed.
What about herbs?
Do I have to believe in acupuncture in order for it to work?
How frequently do I need to come to benefit from treatment?
I want to come for treatment, what do I do next?
How do I get the most out of each treatment?
How does acupuncture work?
There are many different theories as to how acupuncture works. Some believe it’s the electrical stimulation that releases endorphins in the brain, other studies seem to prove that it’s a bio-chemical release that happens in our bodies. However, these definitions seem to be limited to the defining models of examination since not all is observable under a microscope or CT scan. Yet millions of Americans are now seeking acupuncture treatments and referring their friends and family. Their experiences are perhaps “anecdotal” but very valid.
This highly effective system of medical care is based on natural laws, which govern the movement of vital life giving energy, both in nature and in the body. This energy, called chi, moves through the body in precise channels supporting functions of the body, mind and spirit. When the chi is moving disharmoniously, imbalance begins to surface in the form of specific symptoms. To address the underlying cause of a condition, these symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of a person in order to explore the root cause of a condition or illness. The gentle insertion of hair thin needles at specific points along the channels of chi energy, help restore harmony at the deepest level of the body, mind, and spirit. In the presence of this subtle yet profound intervention, symptoms often resolve and patients frequently experience deep positive transformations.