Acupuncture may treat a variety of conditions including:
- Acute/Chronic Pain
- Migraine/Tension/Sinus Headaches
- Bell’s Palsy
- Menstrual Disorders, PCOS
- Digestive Disorders
- Immune Function/Wellness
What to expect:
- On the first visit, Dr. Laura Berg will perform a detailed history.
- A typical acupuncture treatment will last 20-30 minutes.
- During the 20-minute session, patients often become very relaxed.
- Patients may feel a temporary small pinch, a tingling sensation, numbness, traveling warmth or heaviness where the needles are inserted.
- After the needles are removed, the patient is asked to do nothing strenuous for the first hour after treatment and to drink plenty of water.
Acupuncture: Frequently Asked Questions
How does acupuncture work?
There are probably several mechanisms of action of acupuncture. Three basic concepts are commonly used today to explain acupuncture’s benefits:
- Acupuncture alters body chemicals, including stimulating natural painkillers.
- Acupuncture sensations affect nerves and cause a reflex response, possibly retraining the nervous system.
- Acupuncture affects the body’s natural electromagnetic fields.
Does acupuncture hurt?
People experience acupuncture differently. Most feel only minimal pain as needles are placed, others feel no pain. Once the needles are in position, they should not be painful. If a needle is causing pain, ask that the needle be checked for repositioning.
Does health insurance cover acupuncture?
Policies differ among insurance companies. Check with your insurance company for specifics regarding your coverage.