DO YOU ADDRESS PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS OR CHRONIC ILLNESS?
During our consultation we will determine the magnitude of your ailments and come up with a practical treatment plan in order to manage, reduce and ultimately alleviate your health concerns. If we can not help you or if we feel you would be better suited receiving medical attention we can not provide, we will refer you. Your health and best interest is our highest priority.
DO YOU HELP ADDRESS TERMINAL ILLNESS?
Yes. Balanced Healing isn't only about an end-goal, it's about the quality of life you experience on a day-to-day basis. Many modalities we use can enhance your overall well being mentally, physically and emotionally.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
Typically acupuncture does not hurt. Some clients may experience sensations such as heaviness or a surge of "electricity" that immediately dissipates. These sensations are normal, they are Qi. The acupuncture needles are solid and very thin unlike hollow hypodermic needles that are much thicker and used for injections.
CAN CHILDREN BE TREATED?
Yes, we have many modalities in our office that can be used with children. Regarding Acupuncture, if they are unable to receive acupuncture, which will be determined by the physician and after evaluating the child's emotional state around acupuncture, they may instead receive Acupressure. A way of stimulating the same acupuncture points with gentle pressure instead of with needles. We are flexible and will modify to suit the needs of the child.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Insurance is not accepted at this time, however, we maintain affordable and competitive treatment pricing.
DO I NEED TO BELIEVE IN ACUPUNCTURE FOR IT TO WORK?
Of course not! Acupuncture has been successfully used as treatment in babies, children, and animals- none of which “believed” or “didn’t believe”, they just experienced. I will walk you through each step and process of your treatments and will answer any questions you may have along the way.
MY PHYSICAL THERAPIST/CHIROPRACTOR ADVERTISES THAT THEY PRACTICE ACUPUNCTURE TOO, ISN'T IT ALL THE SAME?
NCCAOM Diplomates of Oriental Medicine receive a minimum of 2,700 hours and up to 3,500 hours of required training in acupuncture, meridian theory, chinese medicine, ethics, safety and clinical internship under supervision, as well as undergo rigorous National Board examinations in order to practice.
This is an alarming contrast with other medical professionals as Physical Therapists often times as little as 40 hours, Chiropractors are required to undergo a 100 hour course and other medical professionals only up to 300 hours.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR ACUPUNCTURE OR CONTRAST HYDRO THERAPY SESSIONS?
-Come with any questions you may have so they can be addressed before your treatment.
-Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
-Make sure to eat something prior to your appointment.
-Refrain from overexertion, drugs and alcohol prior to your visit.