What should I expect during my first visit?
Is acupuncture right for me?
How often do I need to have an acupuncture treatment?
Does acupuncture hurt?
Does insurance cover acupuncture?
How does acupuncture work?
The acupuncture points are distinct areas on the body where qi can be readily accessed. An acupuncture point may have numerous indications; therefore, various combinations of points may be selected depending on the patient’s presentation at each visit. This stimulation helps to restore the proper flow of qi, guiding the body back into balance and allowing natural healing to take place.
What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Thousands of years of empirical evidence has shown acupuncture to be effective in treating hundreds of illnesses. In recent years, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has allotted funds to support research proving the efficacy of acupuncture for particular diseases. The 1997 NIH Consensus Statement lists the conditions for which acupuncture has proven to be an effective form of treatment. These conditions include postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, postoperative dental pain, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma.
Please keep in mind this is a short list of conditions which have been deemed appropriately treated with acupuncture by the NIH. Currently, there are numerous studies examining various other health conditions’ response to acupuncture treatment.
Are the acupuncture needles re-used?
At Westchester Acupuncture, we use surgically sterile, single-use, stainless steel needles. We never reuse or re-insert an acupuncture needle.
Is acupuncture safe?
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Address: Westchester Acupuncture
111 N. Central Park Ave.
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: (917) 273-8912