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About 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 over the centuries based on different opinions as to theory ...

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Yes! So keep track of your treatments.  The costs of acupuncture and prescribed herbal medicine are indeed deductible medical expenses.  What is a medical expense? Acupuncture falls under the definition of a medical expense ...

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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 to change with the publication of a seminal report by ...

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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 healing devices, which are still widely and effectively used today: ...

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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 (pronounced chee) can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific ...

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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 Medicine as a "last resort" to serious and complex medical ...

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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 person to person depending on the conditions being treated, your ...

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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 of a hypodermic needle. There is little sensitivity to the ...

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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 1 inch in depth. Depth of insertion will depend on ...

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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 to find an acupuncturist that best suits your needs. If ...

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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 your area for exact prices. Generally fees range from ...

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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 an acupuncturist. Does my insurance cover acupuncture? You can ...

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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 in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance a treatment. Electro-acupuncture has ...

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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 improve function. Done properly, acupuncture rarely causes serious side effects ...

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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 years. The people of this time period would meditate and ...

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Ask The Acupuncturist

Q: I have Morton's Neuroma on my left foot. Can acupuncture help this painful condition or do I need to have surgery?

A: A neuroma is a swelling or scarring of a small nerve between your toes. When your body mechanics are not aligned, the space between your m... Read More