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About Acupuncture

The Biomedical Basis of Holistic Acupuncture
The Ancient Art of Acupuncture is the needling of specific points along "meridians" or channels that run throughout our body. Acupuncture can be traced back ...

What are the different styles of acupuncture?
What are the different styles of acupuncture? Acupuncture originated in China but has spread to Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and America. Different styles have developed ...

Is Acupuncture Tax Deductible?
Yes! So keep track of your treatments.  The costs of acupuncture and prescribed herbal medicine are indeed deductible medical expenses.  What is a medical ...

Acupuncture's Brain Activity Noted
One of the main stumbling blocks to greater acceptance for acupuncture in the West is the lack of understanding of how it works. This began ...

Historic Points: Acupuncture Needles
Ever wonder where acupuncture needles came from, how they evolved, and how they're used today? Here are some highlights from the history of these ancient ...

What is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine?
What is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine? Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is ...

How does acupuncture work?
How does acupuncture work? Eastern Explanation: The Eastern Explanation for how Acupunctures works is that the life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi ...

What can acupuncture treat?
What Acupuncture Can Treat Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Many people try Acupuncture and Oriental ...

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
How many treatments will I need? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question.  The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary from ...

Does acupuncture hurt?
Does acupuncture hurt? Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. They are so thin that several acupuncture needles can go into the middle ...

How deep do acupuncture needles go?
How deep do acupuncture needles go? Acupuncture points are located near or on the surface of the skin. Usually needles are inserted from 1/4 to ...

How Do I Choose an Acupuncturist?
How Do I Choose an Acupuncturist? Acupuncture works! But your experience with acupuncture will depend largely on the acupuncture provider that you choose. You want ...

What do the initials after the acupuncturists name stand for?
What do the initials after the acupuncturists name stand for? While more often than not, the abbreviation after an acupuncturists name is L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist) ...

How much does an acupuncture treatment cost?
How much does an acupuncture treatment cost? The cost of acupuncture treatments varies from practitioner to practitioner. You will have to consult with acupuncturists in ...

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Is acupuncture covered by insurance? The good news is that yes, many insurance companies now offer policies that cover acupuncture and related services performed by ...

What are some other treatment techniques besides needle insertion?
What are some other treatment techniques besides needle insertion? ELECTRO-ACUPUNCTUREElectro-Acupuncture is the use of small electrical currents through the acupuncture needles. Electro-stimulation is often used ...

Are there risks or side effects to acupuncture?
Are there risks or side effects to acupuncture? Usually not. Acupuncture is a very safe method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and ...

The History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a very ancient form of healing which pre-dates recorded history.  The philosophy is rooted in the Taoist tradition which goes back over 8000 ...