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  • What is acupuncture?
    Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. This ancient medical technique is used to alleviate pain, promote healing, and treat a wide range of health conditions. By stimulating these points, acupuncture aims to restore balance and improve overall well-being.
  • What is dry needling, and what conditions can it treat?
    Dry needling is a technique used to treat musculoskeletal pain and movement issues by inserting needles into trigger points in muscles. It helps relieve muscle pain, tension headaches, chronic pain, and sports injuries.
  • How does acupuncture work?
    Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body, activating nerves that transmit impulses to the brain's hypothalamic-pituitary system. This process triggers the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. Acupuncture also regulates serotonin levels, impacting emotional states and promoting relaxation. Additionally, it increases circulation, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasms, and boosts the immune system. These effects make acupuncture effective for conditions like back pain, arthritis, PMS, and infertility, offering a holistic approach to healing and well-being.
  • What conditions can acupuncture treat?
    Acupuncture can effectively treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to pain management, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, migraines, and fertility concerns.
  • Is acupuncture safe? Does it have any side effects?
    Acupuncture is a safe and drug-free therapy with minimal side effects compared to standard medications. The fine, disposable, sterile needles used are FDA-approved. While most patients report little to no side effects, rare risks such as bruising, fainting, muscle spasms, and minor bleeding can occur. These risks can be minimized by choosing a licensed and experienced acupuncturist. Overall, acupuncture is well-tolerated and considered a safe, natural approach to healing and wellness.
  • How long does an acupuncture session typically last?
    An acupuncture session typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the individual's needs and treatment plan.
  • How many treatments would I need?
    The number of acupuncture treatments required varies based on the individual and their specific condition. Chronic conditions often necessitate more frequent sessions over weeks or months for optimal results. Acute conditions typically require fewer treatments for immediate relief. The exact number of sessions depends on factors like the condition's severity, individual response, and overall health. The acupuncturist will assess the patient and create a personalized treatment plan. It's important to understand that acupuncture is a process focused on long-term wellness, not a one-time fix. Periodic maintenance sessions may be recommended even after symptoms improve to sustain results and prevent relapses.
  • What should I do to prepare for my acupuncture treatment?
    Have a light meal before your appointment and stay hydrated by drinking water. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive with a relaxed mindset. Avoid anti-inflammatories, pain medications, or alcohol before your treatment. Bring your medical records and a list of medications, including supplements. Complete necessary forms online before your appointment or arrive 20 minutes early to fill them out. Communicate openly with your acupuncturist, schedule post-treatment relaxation, keep a journal, and follow post-treatment care instructions. Be consistent with your appointments and follow the treatment plan recommended by your acupuncturist for the best results.
  • Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
    We are out-of-network providers, but some insurances offer out-of-network benefits. We can provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
  • How soon can I expect to see results from acupuncture?
    The timing of results from acupuncture varies depending on the individual, the condition being treated, and the frequency of sessions. While some may experience immediate relief, others may notice gradual improvements over several sessions. On average, noticeable results are often seen within 7 to 8 sessions.
  • How do I find a qualified acupuncturist?
    To find a qualified acupuncturist, you can verify their credentials through the Florida Board of Acupuncture and the NCCAOM website for nationally board-certified practitioners. Below is the information for our licensed acupuncture physician. FL Board of Acupuncture - Click here National Certification NCCAOM Click here
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