Questions About Acupuncture


Does it Hurt?

Probably the most common question asked to Acupuncturists. Everyone is different with their sensitivity to acupuncture needles. Most people may feel a little sensation as the needle is inserted but once the needle is in its proper placement there is relatively no sensation of the needle.

How long is a Treatment?

Typical treatments are for 1 hour. The beginning of the treatment starts with an intake to discuss the patients goals or progress. The needles are then placed and patients lay comfortably for 25-35 minutes. Most people find treatments relaxing and even fall asleep.

How many treatments do I need?

Every person is different. The number of treatments really depends on severity of the medical problem and how long someone has had it. Typically if acupuncture is going to work for a patient they should start to notice the benefits within the first 4-6 treatments

What should I expect from a treatment?

Most people leave feeling very relaxed and an overall sense of calmness and well-being. Many patients also feel some results within the first or second treatments.

How much does it cost?

Most acupuncturists charge between $100-$125 for the initial consultation and treatment and follow up visits range from $70-$90.