Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my treatment take?
Treatment may take place over a period of several weeks or more.
Does acupuncture hurt?
For those who are accustomed to needles used in standard vaccinations, they will find that because acupuncture needles are so incredibly thin they cause hardly any discomfort.
Are there any side effects and risks?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners, requiring that needles be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards. For example, the FDA requires that needles be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.
What should I expect from acupuncture visits?
During your first office visit, I may ask you at length about your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. I will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. Be prepared to list treatments or medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have.