What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical procedure that involves the insertion of very fine needles (sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulus) on the body’s surface in order to influence physiological functioning of the body. Acupuncture works to restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians.
What types of conditions can benefit from Acupuncture?
· Acute/chronic pain
· Back pain
· Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
· Chronic Fatigue
· Menopause symptoms
· Nausea/morning sickness
· Premenstrual syndrome
· Smoking Cessation
· Stroke Rehabilitation
What is an Acupuncture treatment like?
The doctor inserts sterilized needles into the patients skin that are so thin that most people feel nothing more than a slight tingling sensation. After the needles are inserted, the patient lies in a relaxing atmosphere where the lights are turned down and soft music plays in the background. The treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes. Infrared heat and electrical stimulation may be used in conjunction with the needles. The number of treatments vary with each patient.
Will insurance cover this treatment?
Many insurance companies do cover this treatment. However, you’ll have to check with your provider for specific information about your policy. Back