A patient should not receive acupuncture under the following conditions: When the patient is too hot; when his or her pulse is greatly disturbed; when he or she is drunk or angry; when he or she is hungry or has eaten too much; when he or she is overtired, out of breath; or when he or she is full of great fear.
No. You should continue to follow your current physician's instructions. Please remember that acupuncture is used to complement and supplement your physician's treatments not to replace them. You should discuss this issue with your physician and acupuncturist.
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It depends on the insurance company. Some insurers cover acupuncture. You can usually find out by calling the number on your insurance card. Click here for more information on Insurance and Acupuncture.
Typically acupuncture treatments are given 1-3 times per week. The exact duration of treatment depends on the condition, your basic level of health, and how well you respond to acupuncture. Usually frequent treatments are done for the first few weeks; after that, the frequency of treatments may be reduced as your health is restored. Click here to find a more detailed answer in our blog.
No! Some people are amazed that they do not feel anything. Click here for a more detailed answer in our blog.
Acupuncture is very safe! Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, individually packaged, and disposable. Every practitioner gets extensive training in anatomy so as to avoid accidentally inserting a needle in a place that can cause damage.