Frequently Asked Questions
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
At Hands on Health and Wellness we pride ourselves in being pain-free. Acupuncture needles are very fine, and hair thin, they have a much thinner gauge than a hypodermic needle, the needle used when you get a shot or your blood drawn. At most you may feel a pinch, but if you communicate with your Acupuncturist he/she will make sure it is a pleasurable experience for you.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost varies depending on treatment, modality, and whether or not your insurance covers. Treatment costs are kept on a reasonable scale to fit into your budget.
How Long Is The Appointment?
Generally an appointment is between 45-90 minutes depending on what you are getting treated for. More time is allowed for the initial evaluation so that the practitioner can give a proper diagnosis.
How Many Times Do I Need To Come Back?
Most conditions can be treated within 3-9 visits. Treatment protocol varies depending on duration and severity of a condition. Acupuncture is a physical medicine, each treatment builds on the next one, and some conditions may take time to be treated. Many patients come in for maintenance weekly or monthly even after symptoms have subsided for preventative care and wellness.
Does My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
Your insurance may cover acupuncture. We accept in and out of network acupuncture benefits. Contact us or click here and we will call your insurance company to see if acupuncture is covered in your plan.
Are there any side effects?
There are minimal side effects to acupuncture. Some rare but possible side effects include bruising, or light-headedness. It is important to eat before coming in to prevent these symptoms.