How does acupuncture work?
From a more western perspective, acupuncture works with the nervous, immune and musculoskeletal systems to “remind” the body where it needs direct a little more attention through stimulating very small needles in certain areas of the body. It essentially helps activate and regulate the body’s own built in response systems to encourage healing, whether that be through hormone regulation, immune system boosting or pain relief.
What should I wear to acupuncture?
Can my partner/child/friend come to the appointment?
Ideally you’ll want to come to your appointment without young children (unless, of course, the treatment is for your child!). This is because we will want to spend the valuable time we have together focusing on YOU. However, we know that childcare is not always easy to access, so if you need to bring your child with you to you appointment, you may. Just be sure to bring someone along to tend to them if you’re getting acupuncture – you’ll need to lay mostly still for about 30 minutes.
Other friends and family are welcome to join if it is your preference.
Will you engage with my other health care providers?
What kind of research supports acupuncture and integrative medicine?
Does acupuncture hurt?
Are Chinese herbs safe?
How long will I need treatment?
Do you take insurance?
We do not bill insurance, however we are happy to provide you with an insurance super bill, (aka, a coded receipt) that you may submit to your insurance company directly for reimbursement (depending on your plan). Note: most insurance plans do not cover acupuncture for fertility. Payment is due at time of service.