An Introduction to Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a complete health care system, which is used to diagnose and treat disease, prevent illness and improve well-being. It can be effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 5,000 years ago and due to its proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world.

For more information on acupuncture, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
 
Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture is very relaxing.One session of acupuncture treatment may include the regular acupuncture and/or acupuncture with electrical stimulation.  Regular acupuncture involves the insertion of multiple needles on areas of a patient’s body.  Acupuncture with electrical stimulation involves adding electrical stimulation to the patient’s body through the needles using especially designed medical equipment. The decision to use of electrical stimulation depends on the patient’s age, health, and condition.  There is no additional fee for acupuncture with electrical stimulation.

An infrared medical heating lamp is also usually used during treatment to improve circulation in the area of treatment.

Additional traditional Chinese treatment techniques like moxibustion and cupping may be used depending on the patient’s condition and choice.  The doctor will let you know if any of these techniques may help you.

Time of Treatment
One session of our acupuncture treatments usually last between 45 minutes and 60 minutes.  The first session for any patient will be longer, usually around 1 hour 15 minutes; it includes a 20-minute consultation and regular treatment afterwards.

Cost of Treatment
The first treatment session (consultation and treatment) is 95 dollars.  Follow-up treatment sessions are 75 dollars.
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Herbal Supplements
Depending on your medical condition, the doctor may recommend you to take herbal supplements in conjunction with acupuncture treatments to aid the body’s natural healing process.  The herbal supplements contain no sugar, no artificial colors, and are always 100% natural.  Herbal supplements are available at both of our offices.