Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture treatments at Elevation Acupuncture.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

If you’re looking for a professional Acupuncturist, you’ve come to the right place. Melissa Vidaic is a superb choice for your acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Oriental medical needs.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Ten treatments are typical, but sometimes more or fewer are required. The number of treatments depends on the type of illness or discomfort. Other variables including the age and health of patient, and the length of illness, are also factors. In some cases an improvement can be seen after the first treatment. For other conditions, it may take several treatments before an improvement can be seen.

Can You Guarantee My Condition Will Improve with Acupuncture?

In both Eastern and Western medicine, the are no guarantees, just results. Acupuncture works on the body as a whole; therefore; the healing process is gradual rather than immediate. There are some cases where instant improvement is noticed by the patient after treatment.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Acupuncture is usually not painful. If a tingling sensation is experienced, it is usually transient, often indicates that the treatment will be successful. The needles are usually left in place for 15 to 30 minutes.

While sensations can vary for every individual, acupuncture is not usually painful.  Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, and are gently and skillfully tapped into place.  They are nothing like a hypodermic needle (for injections), which is far thicker and hollow.  While acupuncture can elicit some temporary discomfort with some parts of the treatment, the overall experience is usually very comfortable and relaxing.  Melissa employs a gentle Japanese approach and tries to make the experience as pleasant as possible.  Many of Melissa’s patients have commented on her needling technique and have noted how painless her approach is.  There is a small percentage of people who seem to experience more pain with the needling, and if this occurs, the patient can communicate with their practitioner and she will adjust the dosage to better suit that individuals tolerance.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works through the energy path-ways, hormones, and enzymes of the body. Fine, sterilized, disposable stainless steel needles are inserted into the skin and muscle to various depths.

Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatments are currently tax deductible by the IRS. Some insurance companies will honor claims for payment. You can find out if your insurance provides acupuncture benefits by calling your insurance company's patient information or benefits telephone number (typically found on the back of your membership card).

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