WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE DO?

By the insertion of sterile, extremely thin needles into strategic points, acupuncture balances the flow of Qi (life force) through meridians (pathways in the body).

       

        WHAT MAY I FEEL?

People experience this differently. Mostly there is no, or minimal discomfort upon insertion. A state of relaxation or energy may follow.

 

HOW MANY SESSIONS SHOULD IT TAKE?

This varies. If it is an acute problem it may only take 1-3 sessions. If it is something more chronic it can take longer to resolve the issue, however results should become apparent after a few sessions.

 

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?

Side effects are not common. Dizziness and light-headedness are possible. Eating ahead of time usually prevents this. More common side effects are feeling calm and/or energized. Occasionally one may bruise or feel sore.  

 

WHAT IS CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE AND IS IT SAFE?

The herbal formulas Christine uses are highly regulated, standardized, and produced by pharmaceutical companies under strict regulations. She generally prefers to use KPC and Sunten as her formulas.  

 

WILL MY INSURANCE PLAN COVER TREATMENT?

We are an out-of-network provider accepting all insurance.  We are happy to check your insurance benefits to see if you have coverage under your plan. Click here to find out.

 

WHAT TRAINING DID YOU GO THROUGH?

Acupuncturists must pass a National Board Certification in order to become licensed to practice. Christine's school program was 3 years full time of Acupuncture and 2 years part time for her Herbal degree. It is a total of about 3000 hours of training.