What to Expect With Acupuncture
Painless and Quick
The treatment is quick and painless, with you in and out of the office in 30 minutes. We insert tiny, flexible acupuncture needles into specific points on the body to balance and promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit. It’s time to visit MD AcuMed Integrative Health to receive the gentlest and most calming treatment ever.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
From a medical stand-point, acupuncture points on the body stimulate the neural pathways, releasing endorphins - the body’s natural pain relievers. Activating these pathways not only calms the nervous system and regulates hormones, but also decreases pain, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation.
Expect Positive Results
Until you begin treatment, we won't know how you will respond to your course of treatment - slow or fast. The acupuncture process is repeated 2-3 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. Then a Wellness Care plan is prescribed to prevent recurrence. Wellness Care may be as little as 1-2 times per month.
The number of sessions you need varies based on your specific condition, the length of time you've had it, and many other factors. We typically see acute pain symptoms receive relief after 5-6 sessions while more chronic conditions need a month or two. Like physical therapy or talk therapy, there is no quick fix. Healing varies from person to person, requiring patience, commitment, and time.
From our first encounter and evaluation, we partner with you to figure out the best plan to get you feeling amazing and living your best life with less pain. After reviewing your case, we present a treatment plan with recommendations of the number of estimated treatments likely needed, based on clinical evidence-based data.
Our patients often experience symptoms magically disappearing with regular treatment. Acupuncture can result in the complete absence of those pesky, long standing pains you've had present for years.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Nope! We insert tiny, flexible acupuncture needles into specific points on the body to balance and promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit. It’s time to visit MD AcuMed Integrative Health to receive the gentlest and most calming treatment ever.
How does acupuncture work then?
Our wellbeing benefits from a balanced energy flow on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Acupuncture points activate and unlock stuck energy and emotions in the body to create yin/yang harmony and balance.
How safe is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is completely safe, effective and natural. We treat your entire family from babies to young adults to parents to grandparents.
Do you accept insurance?
We are in-network with United Healthcare and Aetna. Currently, we are out-of-network with BCBS and CareFirst and their Medicare plans. We do not participate with Medicaid. Acupuncture coverage varies by plan and not all diagnoses are covered. Upon request, we can provide superbills for out-of-network patient submission. Acupuncture is considered an approved reimbursable expense through your flexible spending (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA).