You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
Below are common questions that we often get asked about my clinic and acupuncture in general. Click on any of the questions below to reveal the answers.Common Questions About Acupuncture:
What can acupuncture treat?
Just some of the conditions that I have worked with:
- Digestive disorders
- Anxiety / Depression
- Chronic pain
- Weak immunity
- Menstrual cramps
- Menopausal symptoms
- Stress management
- Injury recovery and healing
Does acupuncture hurt?
Is acupuncture safe?
As long as it is performed by a licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use sterile, disposable needles that are discarded after one use. Needles are never re-used.
Will it treat my pain?
How many times, and how frequently, will I need to come?
On your first visit, we will discuss the treatment plan that is best for you. For more severe conditions, you may be best served by coming between 2-3 times per week, particularly at the outset of treatment. For health maintenance or more mild conditions, once a week is sometimes often enough. Throughout your treatment, Hillary will track different symptoms or concerns, and determine how you respond to acupuncture. Once your symptoms begin shift or subside, she can work on a plan that is either biweekly, monthly, or seasonal.
It is important to remember that acupuncture builds on itself, thus chronic conditions may take time to improve. And the longer you’ve had an illness or condition, (generally) the longer it takes to heal.
Do you treat children?
What is Noterro?
What's the big deal if I miss my appointment?
Do you have a receptionist?
Do you take insurance?
What are my payment options?
For those paying directly, I accept cash, check (made out to Stuart Acupuncture) or major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). Payment is due at the time of service. We also accept HSA debit cards as acupuncture is normally considered a deductible medical expense according to HSA Guidelines. Please check with your HSA provider to be sure.
Where can I park?
What if I need to contact you at the last minute?
Can you be my primary care physician?
Is there anything special I need to wear or do before coming?
Do not drink alcohol or consume illegal drugs before coming in for treatment. Other than that, just prepare to relax!
Can I listen to my own music while being treated?
Is your office perfume and scent-free?
I ask my patients to refrain from wearing perfume during treatment. Some patients are very sensitive to smells, and it is important the the community space be an area where all patients can rest comfortably. We use organic, scent-free detergent for all our towels, pillows and sheets as well.
Can I use my phone during treatment, or watch videos if I use headphones?
No. Smart devices cannot be used during treatment unless as a listening device with the back light turned off. The light is distracting and will detract from your overall experience.