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Although today more people than ever are taking advantage of the benefits of holistic therapies, some people are still hesitant about acupuncture. Help us list common acupuncture questions! Ask any questions you have below and we will be happy to provide you with all the information you seek.
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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery.


The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries.


What does acupuncture feel like? Is it safe?

Most People Feel No or Minimal Pain

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or a defect in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment/ This is why it is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner.


Is acupuncture safe?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that they be labelled for single use by qualified practitioners only.


Will it be covered by my insurance?

Acupuncture is one of the CAM therapies that are more commonly covered by insurance. However, you should check with your insurer before you start treatment to see whether acupuncture will be covered for your condition and, if so, to what extent. Some insurance plans require pre authorization for acupuncture.  However, if you’re insurance does not cover treatments, the cost  is still very affordable.