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?
After scheduling your initial assessment and treatment you will be contacted to set up your assessment and will receive an ling form to fill out detailing your health history.
In the interest of Covid-19 safety precautions, the 30-minute assessment will be completed via video chat. During your assessment your health history and primary complaint will be discussed throughly.
During in-person treatment, patients rest on a table. 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. The in-person treatment duration is 60 minutes.
Follow-up treatments last 60 minutes and are conducted fully in-person.
Can I schedule a consultation only?
Yes, new patients can schedule a free 20 minute consultation prior to booking an initial assessment and treatment.
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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.
What precautions are you taking to practice safely during Covid-19?
At Growing Space Acupuncture and Wellness we take your health seriously. Treatment rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each patient, linens will be switched out and rooms are outfitted with medical grade HEPA air filters. Patients are asked to wear a mask upon entering the building and when they are face up on the table. Practitioners will wear a medical face mask throughout all treatments.