Frequently Asked Questions

Can acupuncture help me?

It depends.  Acupuncture works in many different ways.  It reduces pain and inflammation.  It encourages quicker healing of injuries.  There are some conditions that acupuncture does not treat directly; however, acupuncture is very good at reducing inflammation and swelling, so it may be able to help you avoid surgery.  If you are considering surgery, I would encourage you to try acupuncture before going under the knife.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed varies on several factors.  Acute conditions typically resolve quicker than chronic conditions.  Research shows that conditions tend to resolve sooner when we condense the first several sessions into a shorter time, then spread out treatments after 2-3 weeks.  Ultimately, our goal is to get you to a maintenance phase treatment plan where we only see one another every few months or as needed.

Do you do dry needling?

Yes, dry needling is just one of the many acupuncture techniques we use in treatments.  Dry needling is typically performed on trigger points (tight, painful bands of tissue); however, we also use motor points and classical acupuncture approaches to treat painful conditions.  Some of the conditions that respond best to dry needling include, but are not limited to, low back pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, frozen shoulder, neck pain, sciatica (both false and true), tight muscles.

How much does a treatment cost?

Resolving an issue in one treatment is the exception--not the rule.  We offer discounts to our patients that invest in their wellness by committing to a treatment plan.  We do everything we can to make treatment affordable by accepting multiple forms of payment, including credit cards, FSA/HSA cards, and insurance.

 

How often do I need to come in for treatment?

The answer is different for every patient--even patients with the same condition--so unfortunately there is no clear cut answer to this question.  I tend to prescribe short treatment plans with more frequent plans to begin with until I can gauge how you respond to acupuncture and because I think that it is important to do a more in-depth "check-in" with patients on a regular basis.  My goal is to help you get well and then see you as infrequently as possible because, to me, this means that you are out there living your best life!!

Do you do dry needling?

Yes, dry needling is just one of the many acupuncture techniques we use in treatments.  Dry needling is typically performed on trigger points (tight, painful bands of tissue); however, we also use motor points and classical acupuncture approaches to treat painful conditions.  Some of the conditions that respond best to dry needling include, but are not limited to: low back pain, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, frozen shoulder, neck pain, sciatica (both from true sciatica and/or piriformis syndrome), and overly tight muscles.

What would you consider to be highly treatable conditions?

  • Headaches

  • PMS

  • IT band syndrome

  • Neck pain

  • Ankle sprain

  • Muscle strain

  • Runner's knee

  • Shin splints

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Piriformis syndrome

What are conditions that respond to acupuncture, but may take more time to resolve?

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Back pain

  • Golfer's elbow

  • Tennis elbow

  • Infertility

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Digestive issues

 

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