Bridgewater Building
Suites C-130 & C-136
1575 Indian River Blvd
Vero Beach, FL 32960

FAQ

Debunking the Myths and Answering your Questions

Will it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin (about the size of a strand of hair) and are made from silver alloy, typically stainless steel. You may feel little or no discomfort as the needles are inserted.  During the treatment, you may feel tingling, a slight numbing feeling, warmth, pressure, energy or sometimes nothing at all.  These energetic sensations are generally much different from the typical pain experienced from an injection needle.  Those needles are generally much larger and often many acupuncture needles would fit inside the hollow are of an injection needle.

Is it safe?
Acupuncture therapy has been used for thousands of years in China. Acupuncture is the treatment of choice for one-fourth of the world’s population! The needles are FDA approved, individually packaged, pre-sterilized and disposed after a single use.

What should I expect for my first treatment?
During your first treatment, depending on your particular treatment plan, immediate, total or partial relief from pain or other symptoms may be experienced. Some patients report a sudden burst of energy while others may feel relaxed or a calming satisfaction. Small, localized bruises from minor bleeding under the skin are infrequent, but do occur. These are no cause for alarm, and despite the cosmetic inconvenience, they actually provide a kind of bonus treatment because the re-absorption of the blood continues the stimulation of the acupuncture point even without the needle in place.

How many treatments will I need?
Since every person is unique in their own condition, the number of treatments will vary. The nature, severity and history of each patient, as well as the individual himself or herself, are all factors that are involved in how many treatments will be necessary.  Your acupuncture physician will determine a treatment plan tailored for your care and availability.  It is our hope that with the affordability and convenience of community acupuncture, more frequent treatments may be more accessible to patients.

Are needles the only equipment involved?
Acupuncturist may use several techniques. In this office we incorporate cupping, gua sha, laser acupuncture, body type diagnosing, food consultation, homeopathy, NAET and whole food supplementation to provide you with a thorough treatment plan.

Will it conflict with my other medications?
Acupuncture will not conflict with any of your medications. Acupuncture is used to complement and supplement your physician’s treatments not to replace them. You should discuss this issue with your physician and acupuncturist.

Can you treat my pain symptoms?
Yes, we AIM to relieve your pain!  Acupuncture has been proven to provide relief for pain on many levels.  Studies have documented the pain relief provided by acupuncture, especially for lower back pain, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow, among many others.  Often, treatment can unlock and provide immediate relief from pain that has yet to be resolved by other methods.

How much does it cost?
Community acupuncture is a $30 flat fee per treatment.
An initial intake for a private acupuncture treatment is $105.  Once you are an established patient, visits are $85 each visit.

Do you treat children?
Children are welcome and encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments.  Younger children will do better in a  private setting, while older children (over the ages of 10) may be able to be seen in the community setting.  Children respond well to acupuncture, and even if they don’t like injections, many children are open to exploring the healing provided by traditional acupuncture or laser acupuncture.  Often, the children respond quickly to acupuncture sessions and are returned to a healthy state because they lack the chronic conditions that many adults experience.  Homeopathy, herbs and gua sha or cupping are also effective tools to help children stay healthy.  Injuries can also be treated with acupuncture and/or herbs and homeopathy.

Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?
Yes!  Please be sure to inform your acupuncture physician if you are or may be pregnant.  Your acupuncturist is trained and knowledgeable in the specific care that a pregnant woman should receive.  Acupuncture is effective for treating morning sickness, back pain, preeclampsia, heartburn, fatigue and other issues that are specific to a pregnant woman.  Post pregnancy issues can be effectively treated as well.

Are the needles clean?
Acupuncture needles are FDA approved. These needles are pre-sterilized and individually wrapped. After the needles are used, they are disposed.

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