The number one question we get is “Does it hurt?”
The short answer to that is “No”, normally there is little to no pain when the hair-thin needles are inserted. If at any time you experience an unpleasant sensation, your acupuncturist is right there to remedy the problem for you.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Just as your body responds to heal a cut, or a wound, these tiny needles are a call -to-action to your immune system and parasympathetic nervous system. As the needles are inserted just under your skin, your body begins its targeted healing response to the placement of the needles.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally we recommend 2 visits per week for the first 2 weeks. Acupuncture is cumulative in it’s effect, so those frequent visits in the beginning give your body a potent dose and reduction of symptoms. Thereafter, one visit per week is normal until you and your acupuncturist feel you’ve reached your optimal healing potential. Many people come once per month or every few months for maintenance of their symptoms.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. Your acupuncturist has completed a 3-4 year Master’s Program, and is licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, so you can be confident that they have experience and training. Furthermore, all needles are single use, sterile and disposable.
Are there any side effects?
As with any therapy, there can be side effects, although acupuncture side effects are infrequent and usually mild. They can include bruising, soreness or itching at the insertion site, feeling more tired than usual, or a brief increase in symptoms, followed by relief.
Can I use my insurance?
For Private Acupuncture sessions insurance is accepted. You can email us if you aren’t sure if you have coverage, we can find out for you. For Open Room sessions we accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Resilient Health specializes in Acupuncture for which research and evidence based medicine uphold Acupuncture to be effective. These symptoms include the following:
- Chronic and Acute Pain, including osteoarthritis, and sports injuries
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Digestive complaints
- Depression and Anxiety
- Reducing the cumulative damage of everyday stressors
- Women’s Health including pain, irregular menses, PMS symptoms, and fertility
Do I Tip My Acupuncturist?
No, tipping is not customary for acupuncture treatment, so don’t tip your acupuncturist. However, for massage and facial services, tips are greatly appreciated!