Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No, acupuncture should not hurt. Most patients are quite surprised about how little it hurts. Sensations that are typically felt during needle insertion include a momentary prick, followed by a very mellow, dull pressure and sometimes a sensation of energy radiating through the body. Many patients are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after a treatment.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
As long as a competent practitioner performs it, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to have 3 years of training and they use sterilized, one-time use, needles.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?
This is unique to the individual. For the best results I recommend that patients come in for 8-12 treatments, twice a week for three weeks and 1 time per week for 6 weeks. This frequency helps to solidify the effects of acupuncture for every patient.
Do You Take Insurance for Acupuncture?
Yes, I am in-network with Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, Regence and United.
Does Acupuncture Help with Anxiety?
Yes, acupuncture is great at treating anxiety since treatments are very effective at soothing the nervous system and removing emotional stress from the body.
Does Acupuncture Help with Depression?
Yes, I treat lots of clients struggling with depression. Acupuncture treatments help lift people’s moods, increase their energy, and help them feel physically lighter.
Does Acupuncture Help with Neck Pain and Low Back Pain?
Yes, acupuncture is very effective for treating muscle pain. The needles help relax local muscles, increase circulation and reduce inflammation.
Does Acupuncture Help with Headaches or Migraines?
Yes, acupuncture is one of the best modalities for treating headaches and migraines effectively without using medication.
Does Acupuncture Help with Insomnia?
Yes, acupuncture helps turn on the rest and digest mode (parasympathetic nervous system) in the body, sooth the nervous system and reduce stress. People report sleeping much better after receiving treatments.
What Forms of Payment Are Accepted?
Cash, check, and credit care are accepted.