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Does acupuncture hurt?
No, acupuncture should not hurt. Sometimes there is a moment when the needle enters the skin where the patient may feel a small momentary pinching sensation, eventually creating a dull pressure or tingling around the area during the treatment. This is natural and the vast majority people really learn to love the needles! Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. This can only occur if the treatment is comfortable and gentle.
Is acupuncture safe?
As long as a competent practitioner performs acupuncture it is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use (one-time use) disposable needles.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Any type of loose clothing is best.
Can I have too much acupuncture?
In China, acupuncture is often given to patients every day. Acupuncture treatments 1-2x/week is ideal during the initial “crisis” stage of an injury or condition. Maintenance treatments may be 1-2x/month or once every three months. Many patients find that regular, ongoing treatments helpful for maintaining good health.
DOES INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?
Some insurance companies do cover acupuncture and the list is growing as acupuncture continues to rise in popularity. We are happy to run a verification to see if you have insurance benefits. Please note- we are out of network providers.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, check or credit/debit cards, HSA and Flex spending
How many treatments will I need?
This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 5-7 treatments on a weekly basis tend to offer the best outcome with some treatment regimens lasting as along as ten treatments. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits. We guarantee that you will feel different walking out of our office than you do walking in.
Does the clinic offer Chinese herbs? If so, what kind?
Yes, we offer Chinese Herbal Medicine though a local company named Crane Herbs. Because Crane’s pharmacy maintains a high volume of filled prescriptions the quality of the herbs is fresh and superior to many alternate pharmacies in the Boston area.
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