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About Acupuncture

What is acupuncture and how does it work?
Acupuncture is the Chinese art of healing. It involves inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific body parts. Acupuncture stimulates the body's immune and healing systems.

Does acupuncture hurt?
Patients experience acupuncture differently. For most patients, acupuncture is painless. Discomfort can be caused by improper needle placement or a defective needle. Treatment energizes some patients and relaxes others.

What disorders does acupuncture treat?
According to the World Health Organization, there are 47 specific disorders treatable by acupuncture. Conditions treated include neck and back pain, headache, arthritis, and sports injuries.

Is acupuncture safe?
When practiced properly, acupuncture is safe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires qualified practitioners to use sterile non-toxic needles.

What are the needles like?
Acupuncture needles are hair-thin, sterile, individually packaged, and disposable. The needles are disposed of according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

How many visits are needed for effective treatment?
The number of visits depends on the disorder and the patient's general health. An acute disorder may only need one or two treatments. Chronic conditions require more. Two to 12 treatments is a common acupuncture prescription.

What are other acupuncture techniques?
Other acupuncture techniques include moxabustion (application of heat), Chinese massage (Tui Na), exercise, diet, herbs, and cupping (where a cup is applied to the skin, and the pressure in the cup is decreased, drawing the skin and muscles up into the cup).

Why should I try acupuncture?
If you've tried other methods of treatment and they have not worked, or if you are looking for an alternative method of treatment that does not require prescription medications, acupuncture may be right for you.

How do I choose a qualified acupuncturist?
The Department of Professional Regulation has set forth strict certification standards. Choose a licensed and experienced practitioner with an understanding of Eastern and Western medical philosophies.

Tell something about Accurate Acupuncture PC?
This PC established in 2000 and Dr. Li is the owner. He has 28 years experience in both acupuncture and Western medicine. Since being created, PC has successfully treated thousands of patients. It will continually work to bring the patients into full recovery as efficiently as possible.

Does insurance cover acupuncture in Accurate Acupuncture PC?
Yes. Accepted insurance included: Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Cigna, Health First, United Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, Oxford, No-Fault Insurance, etc.