What is Acupuncture?
The treatment is non-pharmacological and completely safe – there are no contraindications, it does not interfere with any medications, and associated side effects are rare and extremely mild. The procedure is typically pain-free, since the needles are finer than those used for injections. Minor side effects may include slight dizziness or a small amount of blood when needles are removed.
Acupuncture is performed with extremely fine, flexible, hair-thin, single-use sterile needles made of a silver and steel alloy. There is nothing special about the needles themselves; they are simply tools to manipulate the energy imbalances within the body. Heat or light pressure from the acupuncturist’s hands may also be applied. The needles are typically left in place for 15 – 20 minutes, and may be rotated by the physician or stimulated electrically. Once the procedure is finished, the needles are properly disposed of.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
Our licensed acupuncturists use acupuncture to treat the following disorders:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Myofascial Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In addition, acupuncture can potentially help with:
- Weight Loss
- Smoking Cessation
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- Many other medical conditions
Is Acupuncture Expensive?
Because acupuncture is non-invasive and non-pharmacological, it is often the most cost-effective treatment option for pain. Many insurance companies cover acupuncture, and for our patients without insurance coverage we offer discounted pricing.