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FAQ

Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: If acupuncture is a covered Out-Of-Network benefit, Total Acupuncture will bill your insurance.

Q: How long does an office visit last?
A: The initial office visit will take about 45 – 60 minutes.  Follow up office visits last about 30 minutes.

Q: What does acupuncture feel like?
A: People experience acupuncture differently.  The most commonly described sensations are achy, dull, heavy, or spreading.  During a trigger point release patients have described feeling a fluttering/twitching sensation.

Q: What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
A: The 2003 World Health Organization (WHO) publication, “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”, delineated ailments that are effectively treated with acupuncture.  The conditions listed include: facial pain, headache, knee pain, low back pain, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, pain in dentistry, TMJ, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, sprain, stroke, tennis elbow and much more.  The full text can be accessed through the above link and here.

Q: What is acupuncture, herbal medicine and Tui Na?
A: They are individual treatment modalities that are at the heart of Oriental Medicine.