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 may 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.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. A licensed Acupuncturist uses sterilized single-use needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with New York State health regulations.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
The amount of sessions varies depending on the chief complaint, condition, and how well a patient responds to the treatments. Some patients can find relief with one session, others may need 6. However, most of our patients continue to come to maintain their well being after their chief complaint is gone.
How Should I Prepare For My Session?
Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment, try and avoid caffeine before your appointment, and if possible, wear light fitting clothes. If you can not, we have loose fitting pants and shirt for you to change into.
What Training Is Required to Practice Acupuncture?
In the State of New York, a Licensed Acupuncturist must complete a rigorous 3-4 year Masters Program and complete a 1 year internship. To become licensed in New York, an acupuncturist must also pass a series of Exams sets by the Board of Education. As whole, most states also require certification with the NAACOM.