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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Q: Does ACUPUNCTURE & BEAUTY accept insurance?

A:yes, we do accept the following insurance.

(Not all members of the plan have an in-

network acupuncture benefit. Benefits and

eligibility should be verified prior to services

being rendered.)

Q: What problems can be treated with our services?

A: There are a wide variety of disorders, diseases, and ailments that can be treated with the TCM including Head/Ear/Eyes/Nose/Throat, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Genito-urinary, Neurological, Dermal/Skin, Emotional, and Gynecological issues. TCM also increases energy and immunity, decreases stress, supports weight loss, and aids in addiction/smoking cessation.

Q: Do the needles hurt?

A: Every patient has a different reaction to the needles. Occasionally, there is a slight pain that accompanies insertion, especially if the individual is uncommonly emotional or sensitive that particular day, but normally the needles are painless. After the needle is inserted, there may be a sensation of slight numbness, tingling, a dull ache, heat, cold, or heaviness in the area. This is normal and is called “De Qi,” or the arrival of Qi. It is a good sign and means that the treatment is working.

Q: Are the needles clean?

A: All the needles are clean, sterile, and single-packaged for disposable use only.

Q: How many treatments am I going to need?

A: Poor diet, lack of exercise, mental or physical overexertion, physical and emotional trauma, stress, or extreme environmental conditions are among the many things that can affect the flow and balance of Qi. Normally, the body can easily compensate and bring itself back into balance and health. But illness, pain, or disease can occur when the imbalance is prolonged, excessive, or if the body is already weakened. Acupuncture & Beauty recommends 5-10 treatments, while evaluating the condition prior to each appointment.

Q: How can I prepare for my appointment?

A: Come with any questions you might have. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Try to refrain from eating very large meals or engaging in very strenuous workouts just before or after treatments. Do not come to your appointment on a totally empty stomach, especially on your first visit. It is also recommended to not use drugs or alcohol for up to 6 hours before or after the treatment. Between treatments, take note of any changes that have occurred, such as alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the nature or frequency of the problem.

Q: What can I expect?

A: Most patients will notice some relief of their complaint after the treatment is over. This may last until the following morning or for a few days. It will depend on the nature of the disorder and how long it has been present. Generally, when the treatment is over patients feel energized or deeply relaxed. 

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