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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 history.

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 asleep.

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.

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