ACUPUNCTURE FAQs in Edmonds
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old form of medicine that has been used by more than 8 million Americans. During a treatment very thin, solid, hair-like, needles are inserted at a specific point on the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points affects the body's central and peripheral nervous system. It triggers the release of the body's internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. Acupuncture in Edmonds is efficient, comfortable, relaxing, and extremely effective.
Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions in Edmonds WA
Acupuncture does two main things: increases blood circulation to anywhere in the body and re-trains your brain to heal itself. At Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center we have developed an acupuncture technique which allows us to produce quick results for our patients.
Acupuncture pins are hair thin. In fact, they are thinner than a Cat's Whiskers. You will usually feel a little sting when the pins are inserted. After the insertion of the acupuncture pins you will feel a very unique sensation. Each person may experience different sensations, but the most common sensations: heaviness, tingling, numbness, aching, soreness, warmth or nothing at all. Should you experience any discomfort, inform the Acupuncturist and they will adjust the pins accordingly. When performed by a trained licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. Only sterile and disposable pins are used here at Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center. With Acupuncture you get SIDE BENEFITS not side effects!
The number of treatments that is required varies based on the type of disorder, length of disorder, and each person's rate of response to acupuncture. In general, acute disorders may require 3-6 treatments to observe effects. For chronic disorders, 10-12 treatments may be required to observe effects. The basic principle is, if it didn't occur overnight, it will not go away overnight. About 90% of our patients receive significant or complete resolution of their pain, women's health issues, or digestive health issues. So the sooner you call us the sooner we can help you live a PAIN-FREE and High Quality Life.
Many insurance companies are now paying for acupuncture treatments. Because each insurance company has different restrictions, it is best to consult with your insurance provider to determine if your treatments will be covered. We DO file insurance; therefore, please call us to see if we are providers for your insurance company. In the case that we are not in-network providers, we will issue you a superbill, which contains all the necessary codes for you to file with your insurance company.
Please wear loose clothing where you can roll up your sleeves to your elbows and pants up to your knees and make sure you have eaten a light meal or snack prior to arriving for your treatments. DO NOT wear perfume or cologne, or strong smelling lotions, as some of our patients have severe allergies and strong smells can trigger an allergy attack and impede their treatments.
If you have additional questions about acupuncture, please contact our team at Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center in Edmonds today.