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Can Acupuncture Help My Condition?
There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that
acupuncture can effectively treat. Treatments are tailored for
individual case circumstances, which enhances the efficacy of the
treatment. An experienced practitioner will determine if acupuncture
treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
When a needle is inserted, a slight pinching will be felt. However once
the session is underway, many patients feel very relaxed and even fall
Are There Other Forms Of Treatment Besides Needle Insertion?
Yes. Your practitioner may use their hands to put pressure on
particular acupuncture points. They may also use a variety of
mechanical devices to stimulate affected areas, as well as, warming the
desired area by burning herbs. There are also non insertive techniques that can be used.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. A licensed Acupuncturist uses sterilized needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with health regulations.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
Most disorders require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to begin correction or alleviate a problem. At the time of the initial
examination, your Acupuncturist will evaluate your condition and will
assess the approximate number of treatments needed.
How Should I Prepare For My Session?
Wear loose clothing to allow access to acupuncture points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment.
What Training Is Required to Practice Acupuncture?
A licensed Acupuncturist must complete rigorous education requirements,
which differ from state to state. However it generally takes 3-4 years
of extensive study, as well as, a 1 year internship. Most states also
require certification with the NCCAOM. In Massachusetts, we are licensed under the Board of Registration in Medicine Committee on Acupuncture
How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?
Generally, an acupuncture session can cost between $50 and $125,
depending upon your condition. Some insurance companies cover much of
the cost of acupuncture treatments or provide access to a discounted rate. Joseph is a provider for Harvard Pilgrim Health. Contact your health insurance
company for more information. Ask your Acupuncturist about the cost of
the particular treatment prescribed.