Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Compared to hypodermic needles, the insertion of Acupuncture needles typically causes no pain at all. The pain of hypodermic needles is caused by the thick hollow needle and the medication injected into the tissue. Acupuncture needles on the other hand are hair-thin and solid.

Are the needles safe?

Yes. We use one-time use, disposable, sterile needles.

How long does the treatment last?

The first visit will take 60-90 min. Follow-up visits will be 45-50 min.

How often do I need to see you?

It depends on your condition. A long-time chronic ailment will take longer to resolve than a short-time acute issue. We will ask you initially to come twice a week for 6-8 visits or until you show improvements. Everybody responds differently. As soon as there is progress we will extend the time between your visits, working towards a maintenance schedule. For some people, that is once a month, seasonally or once a year. We will find the right balance between your finances and what your body needs.

How much does it cost?

The standard charge is $75 per visit. Herbs are an additional charge.

How are herbs prescribed?

Depending on the condition, herbs are prescribed in pill form or as a custom extract powder formula.

Do I eat before a treatment?

It is best to eat a small nutritious meal 1-3 hours before the treatment. Avoid eating a large meal right before the visit, but please do not come for a morning appointment on an empty stomach (always eat breakfast).

What should I wear to my acupuncture appointment?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Can I exercise after the treatment?

For best results, please avoid strenuous activity for at least six hours after a treatment.