Have Questions

How does acupuncture work?
Does acupuncture hurt?
Is acupuncture safe?
What conditions are treated with acupuncture?
Do insurance or flexible spending plans cover acupuncture?
What forms of payment are accepted?
How many treatments will I need?
How should I prepare for my treatment?
How long does each appointment last?
What can I expect from my first visit?
What will I experience during treatment?
How long will it take to see results?
How do I make the most out of my treatments?
Is acupuncture only for illness and pain?
Should I continue my medication(s) and other treatments while receiving acupuncture?


How does acupuncture work?

We all have vital energy that guides our growth, development, and movement, and protects us against disease. In Chinese Medicine, this is called Chi/Qi (pronounced chee). When the flow of our energy is blocked, we may experience pain and illness, or suffer emotionally. Acupuncture treats such imbalances with the use of thread-thin needles inserted just below the skin’s surface into specific energy points that help relieve symptoms and restore well-being.

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Does acupuncture hurt?

Most patients feel a momentary sensation or dull pressure when the needle is first inserted. Patients are often amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment.

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Is acupuncture safe?

In the hands of a trained practitioner, acupuncture is extremely safe. Licensed acupuncturists are required to receive comprehensive formal training. In Pennsylvania, acupuncturists are licensed under the State Board of Medicine or State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and required to be nationally board certified as well. Only sterile, disposable needles are used.

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What conditions are treated with acupuncture?

  • Digestive disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Weak immunity
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Addictions
  • Stress management

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Do insurance or flexible spending plans cover acupuncture?

Some companies provide acupuncture coverage through insurance or a flexible spending account. We will provide you with a receipt that you can submit for reimbursement.

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What forms of payment are accepted?

All payment is made at the time of your appointment. Accepted forms of payment are cash and check. All payment is due at the time of service.

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How many treatments will I need?

This is unique to the individual, depending upon age, lifestyle, and condition. For most chronic conditions, treatments are scheduled weekly for 6-8 weeks. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while others tend to have a increasing relief after several visits.

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How should I prepare for my treatment?

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. If you exercise, you should do it 2 hours before your appointment. The intake exam will include a tongue diagnosis and a pulse diagnosis. Please do not drink any caffeine 3 hours before the visit and avoid any food with strong color, for example blueberries or strawberries. It is fine to have a light meal before your treatment. Please also refrain from wearing strong fragrances.

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How long does each appointment last?

Your initial appointment will take up to 2 hours. Each appointment thereafter will last approximately one hour.

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What should I expect from my first visit?

On your first visit, we’ll discuss your health concerns and health history in detail. In addition to asking about your symptoms, we’ll also discuss your eating, exercise and sleep habits, as well as how stress affects you and your emotional well-being. There is also a treatment during this initial appointment.

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What will I experience during treatment?

The needles are in place for about 10-20 minutes, depending on your condition. You will have the opportunity to rest at this time. Many patients often report feeling very relaxed, while others feel energized after a treatment.

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How long will it take to see results?

Response to treatment varies from patient to patient. Following the first few treatments, some patients feel immediate relief from their symptoms, while others may experience a slower progress. While patients usually seek treatment for one particular condition, many find that their health improves in other ways, such as better sleep, better stress management, calmer emotions, etc.

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How do I make the most out of my treatments?

The effectiveness of acupuncture builds upon each concurrent treatment you receive, similar to chiropractics, or physical therapy. It is important that you be consistent with your treatments in order to maintain the optimum benefits. Once you start feeling better, it’s recommended to schedule maintenance treatments seasonally, monthly, every other month or as needed to stay balanced.

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Is acupuncture only for illness and pain?

No. Many people receive treatments to maintain their health and prevent illness. Acupuncture supports your body and mind’s ability to function at its best, as well as correct subtle imbalances that could eventually compromise your health.

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Should I continue my medication(s) and other treatments while receiving acupuncture?

Yes. In fact, acupuncture can be very effective when used in conjunction with medical treatment and other therapies. It is recommended that you notify your healthcare providers of all forms of treatment you are receiving. With your permission, we welcome communication with any other healthcare providers with whom you are working to ensure your optimum care.

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WHAT PATIENT’S SAY

“I have been receiving acupuncture treatments for approximately 4 years. I initially began treatment for a skin issue that I had not been able to receive relief for with tradition medicine. Having a background in healthcare I was skeptical about alternative medicine but had exhausted all treatment options...”

- AA, Hershey

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