Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and are gently and skillfully inserted into the skin. Some patients feel a mild sensation upon insertion while others report feeling nothing. After the needles are in, patients sometimes report a feeling of heaviness, warmth or tingling but rarely pain. Following treatment people often feel a prolonged experience of wellbeing and relaxation.
What conditions do you treat?
Acupuncture is just one tool in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) canon. TCM is a system of medicine that has been around for over 2000 years and can effectively treat all types of conditions. A few examples are physical pain, digestive issues, fertility challenges, women's health issues, allergies, stress and anxiety... the list goes on and on.
What can I expect from my initial assessment and treatment? A follow-up treatment?
The first appointment lasts about 90 minutes. A thorough intake and physical exam will be performed. Pulse is palpated and tongue will be observed.
Acupuncture needles are gently inserted and left in for 20-30 minutes. Acupuncture may be followed by other tools of TCM such as cupping or Guasha, if appropriate for your condition.
After treatment, Jessica will discuss treatment plan, along with any dietary, movement or other lifestyle advice that will aid in your healing.
Follow-up treatments last 60 minutes and are conducted fully in-person.
How long before I see results?
Every patient experiences the benefits of acupuncture differently and the results rely on your specific situation. Patients will receive a specific treatment plan following their first visit which will detail the recommended course of treatment. Many patients find that weekly acupuncture treatments are incredibly beneficial to maintaining balance and wellness.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture needles are single-use, sterile and individually wrapped and disposed of immediately after use. Acupuncture has been proven incredibly safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner and side effects are minimal.