Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an acupuncture session last?

An initial treatment will take longer than a follow up treatment. During the initial treatment the acupuncturist will conduct a thorough medical intake and evaluation before administering treatment. Initial treatments take approximately 90 minutes. Follow up treatments are shorter, usually about 45 minutes to one hour.


Does acupuncture hurt?

No. Most people enjoy treatment and find it very comfortable, restful, and relaxing.  Generally sessions last about an hour, in which the patient rests or naps.  After treatment, you can expect to feel less pain, more energy, and a heightened sense of well-being. 


Are the needles clean?

Absolutely! All acupuncture needles at the Natural Healing Center are sterile, single-use, disposable needles. They are never reused under any circumstances


How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments necessary depends on the condition being treated. Recent injuries and conditions seen at an early stage will often improve immediately. Those conditions that have been present for longer periods may require more treatment.

For many disorders, symptoms reflect underlying conditions that may have to be treated beyond the point at which symptoms have improved. If treatments are stopped too quickly after symptoms begin to respond, the condition may eventually return. Nonetheless, a typical course of treatment for most painful conditions is about 6 - 12 treatments, at a frequency of about 1 - 2 treatments per week.

What about medication and other medical care?

Acupuncture may certainly be used in cooperation with other medical care. It is important to know what medication a patient is taking as this is taken into account in the planning and assessing of treatment. As acupuncture treatment progresses, the need for certain drugs may well decrease and it may be appropriate to reduce or discontinue medication, but this should be done only with the cooperation and approval of the prescribing doctor. 

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