Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Your body is governed by 14 different meridians that control specific functions. These meridians run through the body like a highway system. Blockages of Qi (energy) or deficiencies or excesses of Qi cause illness and disease. Acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi and helps your body restore, heal and rebuild itself naturally. Take a look at our Services page for information about other modalities we use as well!
The sensation you feel during a treatment is not painful but more like a feeling of light pressure. The needles used are as fine as a strand of hair and once the needles are placed, many patients feel relaxed and often fall asleep. If any discomfort is experienced our practitioners will adjust the point to relieve the sensation.
The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used by qualified practitioners only. All needles are appropriately disposed of after use.
The number of treatments needed varies and depends on your specific health concerns. Acupuncture is a cumulative process, which requires time and scheduled attention. Most patients are initially seen one to three times a week depending on their prognosis and treatment progression. Following initial treatments many patients benefit from monthly maintenance to prevent reoccurrence issues and maintain overall well-being.
Yes! Acupuncture is a wonderful co-therapy/complement for treating many conditions. Be sure to give an accurate health history so that your practitioner knows what medications you are taking and what other types of treatments you are receiving.
EastWest Acupuncture is happy to help you determine if acupuncture is included in your insurance benefits. You can verify your insurance information here, and we will receive a notice of whether or not your plan reimburses for acupuncture services.
Yes, acupuncture is a qualified medical expense for these types of accounts.
Yes, TCM accepts and bills for personal injury covered by an auto insurance policy, as well as worker’s compensation claims. You will need to provide your insurance information as well as your claim number.