Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect at my first session?
It is natural to be nervous or unsure at your first session. That is why I put together a guide to help people feel ready for their first visit. Click here to read it.
Most important - is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture needles are very thin (see image below), and most people feel very little to no pain when they are inserted. You may feel a slight prick when the needle is inserted, but it is much less than the prick you feel during an injection due to the difference in needle size.
What conditions are best treated by Acupuncture?
According to the UC San Diego School of Medicine, "hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:
So, how would you treat [insert specific ailment here]?
How many sessions do I need?
The number and frequency of sessions needed will vary based on your health needs. Some people seek acupuncture to treat a specific illness, while others utilize it as regular self-care and maintenance. Your treatment could be anywhere from 1-2 sessions total, to 6 sessions spread out over the course of a couple weeks, to 1 session per month for as long as you need it.
I have questions that weren't answered. What should I do?
No problem! Just contact me with your question(s). You should expect a response within 3 business days.
I'm excited to have a session with you! How do I book an appointment?
I'm excited to meet you!! 🤗 Appointments can be booked online right here. I use a secure third-party website called Jane which handles all bookings, payments, and confidential paperwork.
What modalities besides acupuncture do you use?
Great question! Your treatment might involve a combination of multiple modalities which are included in the cost of your session. Aside from acupuncture, I might use cupping, moxabustion, gua sha, chinese herbal remedies, and help you make lifestyle adjusments. You can learn more about each of these modalities by clicking here.