Frequently Asked Questions
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What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture refers to the insertion of fine needles into particular points on the body selected according to the theories and principles of Chinese medicine. Its purpose is to restore balance to the functioning of the body and its internal organs. Acupuncture with its adjunctive modalities are relatively painless and virtually free from side effects. Acupuncture can effectively treat both acute and chronic conditions, and can provide both remedial and preventative care.
What can acupuncture treat?
Allergies, asthma, and sinus problems
Insomnia, fatigue, and depression
Infertility, PMS, cramps
High blood pressure
Headaches and migraines
Digestive and intestinal disorders
Chronic pain and arthritis
Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
Anxiety and stress
Pain from injuries
Decreases recovery time from strokes and Bell’s Palsy
Hot flashes and night sweats
Helps almost any problem to some degree
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is widely acknowledged as one of the safest forms of medicine. Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, individually packaged, and disposable. Acupuncturists undergo extensive training and are regulated by the Texas Medical Board.
One of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is that is has virtually no side effects. Occasionally a small temporary bruise may appear at the site of an acupuncture needle. When compared to the laundry list of cautions and side effects for the average pharmaceutical drug, acupuncture is very low risk!
Why did we choose community acupuncture?
For acupuncture to be most effective, patients need to receive it frequently and regularly, far more frequently and regularly than most insurance plans will pay for. As acupuncture has moved toward the mainstream, it has been forced into a paradigm of one-on-one treatments and high prices, which has decreased not only patient access but treatment efficacy. Community acupuncture clinics offer a sustainable alternative both for practitioners and patients.