Is acupuncture safe?
Yes, acupuncture is a very safe and gentle healing treatment. It is important that you seek treatment from a licensed Acupuncture Physician.
You can verify licenses with the state Acupuncture Board. To look up Florida Licensed Acupuncturist, click here.
Is acupuncture suitable for me?
Yes. Acupuncture is useful for a wide range of conditions, from physical trauma/injuries to digestive disorders and even the cold. Click here to see a short list of conditions that benefit from acupuncture treatment. Newborns to the elderly are able to benefit from a course of acupuncture treatment. It is a safe and effective form of medicine. Acupuncture is even beneficial for preventing illness and keeping you well.
Are the needles sterile?
Yes! Needles are pre-sterilized single use only. Immediately after use, needles are disposed of in a sharps hazard containers.
What if I don’t like needles?
The needles used during acupuncture can be as thin as a 40 gauge. Several acupuncture needles are able to fit inside the opening of a needle that is used for injections. Besides needles, I also use 9000 gauss gold plated magnets.
Is acupuncture treatment covered by insurance?
Yes. Some, not all, insurances cover acupuncture treatment. Give us a call so we can confirm if your insurance covers acupuncture. Some insurances require I prescription from your primary physician, showing the total about of treatments required. If you know your insurance does require a prescription. Call to schedule a consultation. I can evaluate your condition, estimate a course of treatment and communicate with your primary physician.
Should I tell my doctor?
Yes. Acupuncture will help improve your body’s response to the disorder you are presenting with and reduce your need for some medications you are taking. Therefore, it is essential that your primary physician is aware you are receiving acupuncture treatment.
What should I do before a treatment?
Avoid drinking coffee, alcohol and consuming recreational drugs prior to your appointment. Do eat a small meal or snack before your appointment.
Should I continue taking my medication whilst having acupuncture treatment?
Yes. It is important you continue taking your medication. There can be serious consequences from stopping some pharmaceutical medication. In time acupuncture may reduce the need of some medications. This will have to be discussed with your prescribing physician.
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