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Frequently Asked Questions


Is acupuncture safe?

As long as a competent practitioner performs it, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use.

How long Does A Treatment Take?

The first treatment is about 90 minutes. Follow up treatments are 60 minutes.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This varies depending on the condition being treated. Acute problems resolve more quickly, perhaps in 1-4 treatments. Chronic and more complex issues will take more time. We expect to see improvement within 4 treatments and often people feel better after one session.

What Conditions Respond To Acupuncture?

  • Digestive disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Acute Injury
  • Insomnia
  • Weak immunity
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Addictions
  • Stress management


What Sets My Clinic Apart From Other Practitioners?

  • I have been treating patients since 1987 and teaching at Five Branches University of TCM since 1994.
  • I have studied in China and received my Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine [DAOM].

  • I am able to rapidly and effectively address stress induced and emotionally rooted symptoms by using Emotional Freedom Techniques alone or in combination with acupuncture.
  • I take my time with you.
  • I educate you about your TCM diagnosis and what you can do to facilitate your healing.
  • All my herbs are certified GMP safe and effective.
  • I have a wide range of acupuncture techniques in my repertoire.
  • I am available in the evenings and on Saturday.
  • When you get acupuncture you get any other adjunct modalities [cupping,massage, moxa etc.] at no extra charge.


Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Many companies now do provide acupuncture coverage. You can call your insurance carrier to find out if acupuncture is covered.